Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Playing Stickball Choctaw Nation 2018


Stickball is a Native American (Choctaw) sport similar to Baseball. The Choctaws gave Ireland a consignment of grain during the famine as they could identify with the starvation. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid the first ever visit by a sitting Taoiseach to the Choctaw Nation on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, and played a bit of Stickball.


Online Newspapers

[1] Irish Times (2018) “Choctaw Generosity to Famine Ireland Saluted by Varadkar” [Internet] Available from:  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/choctaw-generosity-to-famine-ireland-saluted-by-varadkar-1.3424542 [Accessed 27 June 2019]


Thanks to Kimmage Development Studies Centre @ The Holy Ghost College, Dublin 6W.

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