We celebrate St. Patrick’s day on March 17th but did you know that it’s also Irish American month? Here is a little history lesson. The Irish immigrants started their journey to North America in the 1600s to mid-19th century. They contributed to the influence of American folk music and country and western music. As for their environments, they favored large cities because they were able to create their own communities for support and protection. The Irish heritage includes many of the presidents of the United States. The following are just a few who have had the privilege in leading our great country…Andrew Jackson (7th president), James Knox Polk (11th president), George H. W. Bush (41st president), and Barack Obama (current president). With that being said go put on something green and turn up the folk music! Let’s celebrate with the Irish!