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By Sheila Counihan Winders

most folk have heard the phrases to this music: "Tis Irish i'm and 'tis proud i'm of it." yet, what does it suggest to be Irish? while the Irish first got here to Savannah, it intended they have been both "lace curtain" or "old fort." Lace curtain inferred that the family members used to be wealthy, often Protestant, and had come to Savannah with letters of creation, cash, and a plan. previous fortress intended that the family members had come to the United States in desperation and to Savannah with little however the outfits on their again, the need to paintings, and desire for a greater destiny. outdated fortress Irish have been typically Catholic, attending Catholic colleges and looking on the Church for much greater than simply Sunday worship. this present day, the Irish have unfold in all places Savannah like shamrocks, making those designations a specific thing of the previous. The Irish are eager about each aspect of Savannah lifestyles, from politics, to enterprise, to schooling. Catholicism is still the major faith and church buildings abound, as do Catholic colleges. whilst the "Season of St. Patrick" starts off, the Savannah Irish start celebrating.

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