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Irish culture in St. Augustine
Did you know the Irish have a long history on the Old Coast?
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, Leigh Insurance Agency of St. Augustine is recognizing Irish heritage.
Many are unaware that when Pedro Menendez de Aviles came to shore in 1565, founding St. Augustine as we know it, he brought with him Irish soldiers and missionaries on board. And in 1606, the parish priest, Father Richard Arthur, started the first public school in America in St. Augustine.
To this day, you can find Irish heritage in St. Augustine. For an authentic experience, you can visit Meehan’s Irish Pub, Ann O’Malley’s Deli & Pub, or Barley Republic. St. Augustine is also home to a large St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which took place on March 12th, accompanying the Celtic Festival!
At Leigh Insurance of St. Augustine, we will be celebrating Irish heritage and be wearing our green! Give us a call for a free quote - if we’re lucky, we might snag you as our customer - at 904-826-0799, or visit our office at 1797 Old Moultrie Rd., Suite 111, St. Augustine FL 32084.
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