El Batallón de San Patricio: Some Photos of Remembrance

Many thanks to my Mexican friend Roberto O’Farrill for sending me these two wonderful photos below. Roberto tells me that Mexico commemorates the Batallion of St. Patrick every year on 13th September (top photo) and that John Riley (bottom photo) is today revered as a national hero by Mexicans.

The history of the Irish in Mexico is absolutely fascinating. It’s always struck me as a tragedy that we’ve so neglected our once very strong ties with Latin America, particularly Mexico and Argentina.

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Posted on November 3, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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