John Riley, Latino Family Traditions, Mexican American War, Mexican and Irish culture, San Patricios, St. Patrick's Day

The Irish Mexican Connection

There is an Irish connection in my family. My maiden name has Irish roots while my mother's maiden name originates from Mexico via Spain. My nieces, one of whom is named Erin, are of Irish and Mexican heritage and I have a cousin born on St.Patrick's Day. (Okay, that last one was a stretch). Besides… Continue reading The Irish Mexican Connection

John Riley, Latino Family Traditions, Mexican American War, Mexican and Irish culture, One Man's Hero, San Patricios, St. Patrick's Day

Why Mexico celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Repost: We have a bit of Irish in our family, so on St. Patrick's Day we celebrate our Irish connection. My nieces are of Irish and Mexican heritage, one's named Erin, and our cousin was born on St.Patrick's Day. Every St. Paddy's Day, my mother enjoys a traditional meal at an Irish pub.¬† So what… Continue reading Why Mexico celebrates St. Patrick’s Day