the Irish Soldiers of Mexico
Concert honouring the irish soldiers of mexico
The St. Patrick’s Battalion, better known as the unit of the Mexican Army that was composed mainly of Irish Catholic immigrants who deserted the U.S. Army and fled to Mexico during the Mexican-American War, is perhaps one of the best well known ties between Ireland and Mexico. However, this is not a story they teach you at school, because history is always told by the victors. It is therefore important that we pay homage to these unsung heroes and celebrate our countries' paths crossing together in the form of music and dance.
With the support of Creative Ireland and the Limerick Arts Council