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Irish-American Heritage Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide

This guide provides the legislative history, proclamations, and laws related to establishing and designating Irish-American Heritage Month (March).


Irish-American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate the contributions that Irish-Americans have made to the United States.

The Law Library of Congress has prepared material with commentary and recommended resources for selected national observances and commemorative months. This guide provides a brief history of the laws and presidential proclamations establishing Irish-American Heritage Month.


John Reid, painter. Duval & Hunter, lithographer. St. Patrick's day in America. 1872. Popular Graphic Arts. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


For more information on Irish-American Heritage Month see the Guide to Irish-American Resources at the Library of Congress.

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