Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs

Break out your green – Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) is fast approaching!  This traditionally religious holiday has in its emigration to America largely morphed into a secularized celebration of all things Irish – further punctuated by President Obama’s 2011 proclamation designating the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month.  Check out some of these resources available from the Georgia State University Library that explore Saint Patrick and the holiday, Irish music, and Irish-American identity.

"Ireland's Historical Emblems"

From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


Scholarly Articles

Online Films


Pres. Obama accepting shamrocks

President Obama accepts shamrocks at the signing of the "Irish-American Heritage Month" Proclamation

Music – for Listening and Playing



Children’s and Teen Books

And don’t forget about the Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday at Noon!

About Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Team Leader for Research Data Services and Librarian for Sociology & Data Services
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