Though not alike in climate, Ireland and Montserrat share a little more than ancestry. During the 18th century, slaves were sent from Ireland to Montserrat. On March 17th, 1768, these Irish-African slaves stood together in an uprising against their colonial masters. The revolt failed, but since that day, St Patrick's day has been a public holiday on the island. The Montserrat is our nod to these Irish cousins overseas.