Irish America looks back at the legacy of St. Patrick’s Battalion, an honor-bound group of Irishmen that championed the cause of the smaller Mexican force against the might of the American army during the Mexican- American War. “You have to understand that we Mexicans and Irish are very sentimental,” said the slight, grandmotherly figure, leaningRead more..
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Howard “Bill” O’Brien, a living legend among Irish cowboys, will lead the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day parade in Arizona as the Grand Marshal. The 80-year-old replica of John Wayne has been so busy raising funds for the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation in Phoenix that he has almost neglected the Irish Cowboys Association, an organizationRead more..