Los San Patricios: The Irish Soldiers of Mexico
May 18, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$35
The Irish American Heritage Center presents the triumphant return of Los San Patricios: The Irish Soldiers of Mexico to the The Mayfair Theatre. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate two of Chicago’s most vibrant cultures in music and dance! Join Sones de Mexico Ensemble and Seán Cleland with the Kilgubbin Ensemble as they share the stage to present a tribute to the St. Patrick’s Battalion (Batallón de San Patricio).
In 1846-48, during the Mexican-American War, a group of gallant soldiers formed mostly by recent Irish immigrants to the United States, who called themselves the St. Patrick’s Battalion (Batallón de San Patricio), fought alongside Mexico against the U.S. invasion. The San Patricios fought under a green silk flag emblazoned with the Mexican coat of arms, an image of St. Patrick, and the words “Erin Go Bragh.