The Irish In Mexico: The San Patricios

The following videos discuss the San Patricio (Saint Patrick’s) Battalion, a unit of Irish soldiers in the Mexican Army. United under their colonial histories, the Irish soldiers joined forces with the Mexicans during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.

Below, the Chieftains give a behind the scenes look at the production of their recent album San Patricio.

Below, historian and author, Michael Hogan discusses the St Patrick’s Battalion in Mexico.

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  1. I love this. I bookmarked it to use when I teach ethnicity in America this spring!

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