I'd like to wish a Happy St. Patrick's Day to our Irish-American readers and friends, our Irish readers in Ireland itself, and to legal Irish immigrants. (Illegal
Irish immigrants are advised to get a cheap flight from New York to Shannon
before President Trump catches you. )
One of the earliest things I wrote for the site was a piece called The Camp Of St. Patrick,
[March 17, 2001] pointing out how much like the "Camp Of The Saints" the Famine Irish exodus was for the receiving countries in North America.
There are memorials in various places (like Grosse Île, Quebec
) to the dead, who didn't die of famine, but of cholera, which they brought with them. Wikipedia's article on cholera outbreaks and pandemics
Cholera hit Ireland in 1849 and killed many of the Irish Famine survivors, already weakened by starvation and fever. In 1849, cholera claimed 5,308 lives in the major port city of Liverpool, England, an embarkation point for immigrants to North America, and 1,834 in Hull, England.An outbreak in North America took the life of former U.S. President James K. Polk. Cholera, believed spread from Irish immigrant ship(s) from England, spread throughout the Mississippi river system, killing over 4,500 in St. Louis and over 3,000 in New Orleans. Thousands died in New York, a major destination for Irish immigrants.
However, the survivors became part of America's white majority. In Alien Nation, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow
mentioned 19th century anti-cheap labor activist Denis Kearney
(right) who fought Chinese immigration.
Brimelow wrote “[A]n Irish immigrant
, Dennis Kearney, was a leader of the agitation
that halted Chinese immigration into California. (His—probably mythical—slogan: `Americay for Americans, Begorrah!`
So in spite of our site's Anglo-Saxon bias, we wish the Irish well, and some of them even wish us
We plan to run an article tomorrow about what multi-culturalism is doing to Ireland, but for now, here is a sampling of our past St. Patrick's Day coverage.
- When Everyone Is Irish, by Peter Brimelow, The Times (London, England), March 21, 1987
- Ireland: Though All The World (Specifically, The Irish PM) Betray Thee, by Martin Kelly, March 16, 2006
- "Legalize Me, I`m Irish", by Brenda Walker, March 16, 2006
- On St. Patrick`s Day, An Irish-American Calls For National Unity—Even If It Includes WASPS!, March 16, 2007
- A Michigan Reader Says Ireland`s Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Turned Her Away From St. Patrick`s Day, March 16, 2008
- On St. Patrick`s Day, An Irish Reader Reminds His Countrymen That Not All Irish Are For “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”, March 16, 2010
- St. Patrick And San Patricio: Thoughts On Immigrants Then And Now, by James Fulford, March 16, 2011
- Disney On Irish Immigration—YouTube For St. Patrick`s Day, by James Fulford, March 16, 2011
- A Tribute To Dennis Kearney On St. Patrick`s Day, Contra NATIONAL REVIEW by James Fulford, March 18, 2014
- Thoughts After St. Patrick’s Day: How Irish Immigration Became Idealized, by Kathy Knechtges, March 19, 2014
- Armenian In Washington Honors Irish Brigade In Mexico On St. Patrick`s Day, by James Fulford, March 17, 2011
- THE BIRTH OF PRUDENCE EXCERPT: St. Patrick’s Day, 1998, by Ryan Andrews, March 17, 2015
- The Irish Hunger Memorial On St. Patrick’s Day, by John Derbyshire, March 17, 2015
- A British Immigrant Reflects On St Patrick’s Day And The Wearing O’ The…Confederate Battle Flag? by Peter Brimelow, March 17, 2015