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St. Patrick's Day

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An advertisement in an 1827 issue of the Gore Gazette (Ancaster) , reads as follows - "Hotel in New Town of London - the subscriber having erected and licensed as an inn, a commodious two-storey frame building on Dundas Street...the hotel is within a few rods of the superb building now erecting in the town as a jail and courthouse for the London district, has the best stabling accommodations and is in every respect well qualified to afford comfort and convenience to the public."  At 5 o'clock on March 17, 1835, a formal St.

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180 years ago, a formal St. Patrick's Day dinner was held in London at the Mansion House Hotel

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A formal St. Patrick's Day dinner was held at 5 o'clock on March 17, 1835 at the Mansion House Hotel on the north side of Dundas Street between Ridout and Talbot streets.  Seven years later in 1842, the London District St. Patrick's Society was formed which was reorganized on February 18, 1851 as the St. Patrick's Society of the County of Middlesex.  The Irish Benevolent Association of the City of London and County of Middlesex was formed on March 12, 1877. 

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