One of the earliest things I wrote for the site was a piece called The Camp Of St. Patrick, [March 17, 2001] pointing out how much like the "Camp Of The Saints" the Famine Irish exodus was for the receiving countries in North America.
There are memorials in various places (like Grosse Île, Quebec) to the dead, who didn't die of famine, but of cholera, which they brought with them. Wikipedia's article on cholera outbreaks and pandemics says
Cholera hit Ireland in 1849 and killed many of the Irish Famine survivors, already weakened by starvation and fever. In 1849, cholera claimed 5,308 lives in the major port city of Liverpool, England, an embarkation point for immigrants to North America, and 1,834 in Hull, England.However, the survivors became part of America's white majority. In Alien Nation, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow mentioned 19th century anti-cheap labor activist Denis Kearney (right) who fought Chinese immigration.
An outbreak in North America took the life of former U.S. President James K. Polk. Cholera, believed spread from Irish immigrant ship(s) from England, spread throughout the Mississippi river system, killing over 4,500 in St. Louis and over 3,000 in New Orleans. Thousands died in New York, a major destination for Irish immigrants.
Brimelow wrote “[A]n Irish immigrant, Dennis Kearney, was a leader of the agitation that halted Chinese immigration into California. (His—probably mythical—slogan: 'Americay for Americans, Begorrah!')”
So in spite of our site's Anglo-Saxon bias, we wish the Irish well, and some of them even wish us well.
We plan to run an article tomorrow about what multi-culturalism is doing to Ireland, but for now, here is a sampling of our past St. Patrick's Day coverage.