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    Drama tells story of San Patricios: Tallaght, November

    By Noreen Bowden | August 26, 2008

    The story of the 500 Irish soldiers of the San Patricio Batillion, who left the US army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American war, will be told in a one-man show to be premiered in Dublin in November.

    The San Patricios are still revered in Mexico, while largely forgotten in the US. They were honoured with an An Post stamp in 1997, the 150 anniversary of their founding, and in 2004 a statue was erected in Clifden, the home of their commander, John Riley.  100 More Like These tells the story of a fictitious Tallaght-born teenager who becomes caught up in the war while trying to escape arrest.

    The play is written by Larry O’Loughlin and will be be performed by Stephen Jones at the Loose End Studio of the Civic Theatre in Tallaght. (01) 4627477.

    See more about the San Patricios in Wikipedia.

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