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It is #IrishHeritageMonth & #StPatricksDay!

Canada's 1st St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Montreal in 1824. It has been held every year since then, except during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is predated by only the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.


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St. Patrick's Day parades were soon held in Toronto, although those stopped in 1878. For several years previous, violence erupted at the parades between Catholics and Protestants.
The parade didn't officially return to Toronto until 1988.

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In Saint John, NB, Saint Patrick's Day is a week-long celebration, followed by the JP Collins Celtic Festival which celebrates the city's Irish heritage. It is named for Dr. James Collins who helped sick Irish immigrants at the quarantine station before he died there.

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#OnThisDay #OTD March 16, 1997, "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" (S08E18) first aired on Fox. Dir: Bob Anderson. Wr: @JJSwartzwelder. EP: @thatbilloakley & @Joshstrangehill. Guest-starring @TheDaveThomas as Rex Banner and @JoeMantegna as Fat Tony. #TheSimpsons
@JJSwartzwelder @thatbilloakley @Joshstrangehill @TheDaveThomas @JoeMantegna The riot scene in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" reuses animation from the riot scene in Season 5's "Bart's Inner Child." This animation was also reused in "Lisa on Ice" prior to this episode.
@JJSwartzwelder @thatbilloakley @Joshstrangehill @TheDaveThomas @JoeMantegna When Homer first enters Moe's "Pet Shop" the man that tips his hat to him outside was a background character used in the early seasons.
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Hari ini #StPatricksDay! Tahukah Anda bahwa asal-usul keluarga Che Guevara adalah orang Irlandia?

1/7 Utas | Soft War News
Asal-usul Irlandia keluarga Guevara dpt ditelusuri ke Galway abad ke-18, di mana kakek buyut Che, Patrick Lynch, lahir.

Sebuah wawancara dgn ayah Che, ia berkata "hal pertama yg harus diperhatikan adl bahwa di pembuluh darah anak saya mengalir darah pemberontak Irlandia"

Sebagai seorang Argentina berkulit putih keturunan dari bangsawan lokal di sisi ibunya, Che hidup di antara jajaran yang lebih istimewa dari kelas dan masyarakat sadar ras bangsanya.

3/7 Soft War News
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🧵1. #IPERN officially launched on #StPatricksDay 2021 so it's our 1st birthday today!🎂🚑☘ It's been quite a year - we've hosted 10 events featuring 49 speakers (31% International 🌍 65% Female 🚺). Presented at 3 conferences, secured 3 grants and launched 5 SIG! #IrishEMS
2. How it all began… we announced ourselves to the Twitter world on Feb 1st '21. In Ireland this is traditionally the start of Spring (#Imbolc) so a time for new beginnings. It’s also St. Brigid‘s Day our matron saint who Is renowned as a healer #IrishEMS
3. Our official #IPERN launch on #StPatricksDay 2021 featured a fantastic array of Irish researchers presenting "elevator pitches" of their work and also included best wishes from international friends & colleagues! #IrishEMS
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Today is #StPatricksDay! Did you know that Che Guevara’s family origins are Irish? 👇 Image
The Guevara family’s Irish origins can be traced to early 18th century Galway, where Che’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Patrick Lynch, was born. In an interview with Che’s father, he said “the first thing to note is that in my son’s veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels” Image
As a white-skinned Argentinean descended from local nobility on his mother’s side, Che lived among the more privileged ranks of his country’s class- and race-conscious society. Image
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Happy #StPatricksDay! This festival from the tiny island of Ireland is celebrated in almost every major city across the globe, here’s why 👇
The Irish diaspora numbers approx. 70 million people, compared to the population of Ireland which today is just 5 million. This is a direct legacy of what is commonly known as the Potato Famine. The more accurate translation of the Irish “An Gorta Mór” is the Great Hunger.
Between 1845-1952 the Great Hunger became the greatest human disaster in 19th century Europe and was engineered by England’s policy of under-developing Ireland and preventing it from industrializing.
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All set for the parade in Clonmel! 🇮🇪

#lafheilepadraig #StPatricksDay
Here are just a few of the highlights of the Clonmel St Patrick’s Day Parade. It's nice to have it back 🇮🇪

#stpatricksday2022 #lafheilepadraig #patricksday #PaddysDay A view down the street in Clonmel, festooned with Irish flag
Great to see the living history display from @tipperarymuseum 🇮🇪 Living history group in the Clonmel St Patrick’s Day Parad
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On #StPatricksDay, we remember the Irish socialist, feminist, and revolutionary politician, Constance Markievicz, also known as the “rebel countess,” who dedicated her life to the Irish struggle for independence and became one of the first woman ministers in all of Europe.
In 1916, she fought against the British occupiers during the Easter Rebellion, as a Second-in-Command in the Irish Citizen Army, and was put into solitary confinement soon after. She was first sentenced to death, then given a life sentence instead, but was released a year later.
2 years later, she became Minister of Labour in the revolutionary Irish government. Through the political turmoil that followed in the 1920s, Markievicz continued her activism and rebellious activities, fighting for Irish independence and the rights of the working class and poor.
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87.01/ Week eighty-seven, March 12-18, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 86 below.

Thank God #UkraineStillStands
87.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight suspended tonight because - with the mask mandate lifted and no community spread - I'm back to having social functions that I must attend. #SlawCup

Me: "How can I get everything done? There are only 24 hours in a day!"

Daylight Saving Time: "LOL, no"
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Pre-pandemic, I had the chance to travel widely across the US, visiting nearly forty of the fifty states. Alongside political, economic & community contacts, I always called into a College, many of which had fantastic Irish studies programs. A thread on US-Irish educational ties.
Having written several books on Irish history & literature, I've enjoyed the chance to speak with students at over 30 🇺🇸 universities, including @GUGlobalIrish & @GIHNYU, that have #IrishStudies programs. They're connected through @ACIrishStudies, a close partner of the Embassy.
At least 2 🇺🇸 universities have campuses in 🇮🇪. @NDIrishStudies has a base @unddublin on #MerrionSquare and in #Connemara @UNDKylemore. @BCDublin is based on #StephensGreen. Both schools also offer opportunities for their students to intern in Ireland.
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☘️☘️☘️ - A Friendly Reminder on #StPatricksDay

“Unlike chattel slavery, Irish indentured servitude was neither hereditary nor lifelong; unlike black slaves, Irish servants had rights; unlike black slaves, indentured servants weren't property.”


Historian Liam Hogan has spent the last six years debunking the Irish slave myth.

"So, if these people were free men and not Irish slaves, why do so many people online repeat the nonsense that they were slaves? The answer is that it is based on a misinterpretation of one of the main texts in the development of the Irish slaves meme, ....
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The @WhiteHouse was one of hundreds of landmarks across America to turn green for #StPatricksDay. As is well known, the building. was designed by Kilkenny architect James Hoban. But this is far from the only Irish imprint on the DC landscape. A short thread on a long history. Image
Walk into the @bankofireland in Parliament House & you might be reminded of the @uscapitol. The ceiling of what's now Statuary Hall resembles Parliament House because Sir Edward Lovett Pearce's plans were closely studied when designing the Capitol. ImageImage
The oldest Catholic church in Washington DC, St Patrick's, was established in 1794 to serve the Irish-American stonemasons who were building the @WhiteHouse and @uscapitol. Like @POTUS @JoeBiden, the founding priest Fr Caffrey was a proud Mayo man! Image
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Have you ever heard of the “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean”? Montserrat is the only place outside of Ireland to celebrate #StPatricksDay as a national holiday. They celebrate it over a 10 day period. 1/
Most Montserratians are of Irish descent & have Irish surnames. The passport stamp is a shamrock. Catholics fled there to escape rel persecution in the 1600s. The Irish were a varied group of wealthy landowners & indentured servants. They brought enslaved Africans too. 2/
While the indentured Irish could work their way to land ownership & rights after seven years, enslaved Africans could not. Since many of the slave owners were Irish, the enslaved ppl picked St. Patrick’s Day in 1678 to revolt. They figured the slavers would be drunk as usual. 3/
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Lots of commentary in my timeline tonight from UK on EU vaccine problems but just one @DavidHenigUK drawing attention to speech by Dominic Raab in Aspen US today-blaming EU for problems in Irish Sea which is essentially blaming Ireland for said problems @BrigidLaffan @FCDOGovUK
2. @TomMcTague you asked if EU would use its sovereignty re. Irish Sea Border but you might also ask why a UK Foreign Secretary is marking speeches blaming EU for U.K. choices on #StPatricksDay in US. Blaming EU is blaming Dublin @BrigidLaffan
3. The only way to address the consequences of a hard Brexit <UK choice>for Island of Ireland is intensive engagement between all of the actors concerned. Blaming the EU for a sovereignty first Brexit & Ireland for protecting its interests does not cut the mustard #StPatricksDay
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Excited to see the Snyder Cut. But ahead of its debut – and with the aid of a good amount of #AviationGin - tonight at 6pm EST I’ll do something I’ve never done: actually watch Green Lantern. Happy #StPatricksDay
It’s apparently the only fucking movie in existence that’s not streaming anywhere so you’re SOL if you want to watch along. But I’m going deep. #GinnerAndAMovie #AviationGin
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1/ Several years ago, while I still lived in Maryland, I did a DNA test as part of a larger investigation to find my biological parents. #StPatricksDay
2/ I located my biological parents, and theirs, and then some. As part of that test, I also found out about my Irish ancestry, especially on my biological father's side. #StPatricksDay
3/ My third-great-grandfather came to the United States from County Roscommon, Ireland, at the height of the Irish Potato Famine to make a better life for his family. #StPatricksDay
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THREAD ⚠ Effective 12:01 am March 13, the Avalon region will move to Alert Level 4 and areas outside the Avalon will move to Alert level 3.
2️⃣ We must be mindful that while our provincial epidemiology is in a very good place, the same cannot be said outside the province. We therefore remain at risk of importation of the virus and the variants of concern that are now in greater circulation.
3️⃣ We saw first-hand how rapidly the B117 variant spread in our province. That’s why we must ease restrictions slowly. We will closely monitor the epidemiology as we open to ensure that there is no increased transmission.
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Mon Jan 4th

📊7day rate: 664.7 / 100k

🦠12 new deaths
🦠1,801 new cases

🔹+296 Belfast
🔹+252 Armagh B&C
🔹+220 Newry M Down
🔹+170 M.Ulster
🔹+142 M&E Antrim
🔹+138 Ant N’abbey
🔹+131 Causeway
🔹+117 Derry Strabane
🔹+105 Ards N Down
🔹+93 Lisburn & C’reagh
🔹+93 Ferm & Omagh
Tue Jan 5th

📊7day rate: 663.6 / 100k

🦠1,378 new cases
🦠18 new deaths

🔹+241 Newry M Down
🔹+221 Belfast
🔹+171 Armagh B&C
🔹+140 M.Ulster
🔹+119 Ant N’abbey
🔹+117 Derry Strabane
🔹+86 M&E Antrim
🔹+79 Ards N Down
🔹+61 Ferm & Omagh
🔹+52 Lisburn & C’reagh
🔹+51 Causeway
Wed Jan 6th

📊7day rate: 645.4 / 100k

🦠1,985 new cases
🦠13 new deaths

🔹+329 Belfast
🔹+271 Armagh B&C
🔹+259 Newry M Down
🔹+245 M.Ulster
🔹+148 M&E Antrim
🔹+147 Derry Strabane
🔹+128 Ant N’abbey
🔹+117 Causeway
🔹+108 Lisburn & C’reagh
🔹+88 Ferm & Omagh
🔹+84 Ards N Down
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There are other versions, but this is my favorite...

Galway Girl

By: Steve Earl

“What’s a fella to do... cuz her hair was black & her eyes are blue.”

Happy #StPatricksDay

Seven Drunken Nights

By: Nine Fine Irishmen

Happy #StPatricksDay

😂 😆 🤣 😆
Oh FFS - this is attempt #3...

Here is the link:

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🚨B.C. Premier @JJHorgan says impact of social distancing on the economy, fate of school schedules and working with other governments are major challenges. Says K-12 is suspended for now. #bcpoli #coronavirus
@JJHorgan says "This is the time when all of us need to come together" and says co-operation between NDP, BC Liberals and Greens. Will #BCLeg return March 23? He says full legislature not needed, could have quorum of MLAs. (87 MLAs is over the temporary 50-person limit). #bcpoli
🚨Amid suspension of K-12 learning, B.C. Education Minister @Rob_Fleming says every student will receive a final mark. Graduation assessments will be postponed, but every student eligible to graduate will do so. #bcpoli #bced #coronavirus
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Let it begin!!!

Corned Beef ✅ ☘️

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It’s after 245... contract hours are over... so maybe... just maybe time for a pint of the black stuff? Maybe? Idk...
Happy #StPatricksDay y’all! #cheers and #Slainte Image
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Every year on March 17, the president celebrates #StPatricksDay, a holiday honoring the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Here is a thread of past presidential celebrations.
On March 17, 1980, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter hosted a Saint Patrick's Day party. Guests were entertained with songs and readings from Irish literature in the East Room.

Image Credit: Courtesy of Henry & Carole Haller and Family Image
President John F. Kennedy visited with Irish Ambassador Thomas J. Kiernan in the Oval Office in 1963. Kiernan presented Kennedy with a shamrock-filled Waterford crystal vase etched with the portrait of James Hoban, White House architect.

Image: Abbie Rowe, National Park Service Image
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A lot of light, some water, and plant food - they go a looooong way! Take from that what you will! #StPatricksDay ImageImage
Every winter it nearly dies. Every spring it roars back to life.

Fun fact: this plant is from my wedding in 2012. Happy 8th anniversary to my lovely wife! Happy #StPatricksDay
Jim and Pam who??? Image
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