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Jamaica – 1641 The Arrival of the Irish

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St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and as the world Celebrates, Jamaicans will join in the celebration, and not just because we love a good party, we do. We will be celebrating the Irish and their contribution to Jamaica’s History and diverse culture. As we learn from Jamaica’s ‘Pieces of the Past’ by Dr. Rebecca Tortell’. in the mid 1600’s the first group of Irish Indentured Servants arrived on the Island. Many came directly from Ireland and others from Barbados, the then British Colony. Join us this week as we continue to unravel Jamaica’s Motto “Out of Many One People” with a look at the interesting details of the Irish and their many contributions. The Labrish Continues in the Backyard where we; Celebrate, Enlighten and Preserve, the rich diverse culture of Jamaica: "Land We Love" Join in the Labrish!

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