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Transcript: Discussing the Irish In New Orleans with Dr. Laura Kelley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with Dr. Laura Kelley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Hello…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 23, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Make Way for the Irish

by Dr. Laura Kelley

The Irish of New Orleans today can be found in many places, some familiar and others less…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Recipes From Finn McCool's Pub, New Orleans

How can we spend all this time discussing the Irish in New Orleans without talking about food?

To fill that lack, Pauline Patterson of New Orleans' own …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Life in New Orleans' Irish Channel

What was life like in New Orleans' Irish Channel in the early to mid 20th-century?

The Works Project Administration…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Fighting Irish of New Orleans

by Dr. Laura Kelley

Street-fighting man, bare-knuckles, and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 19, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Civil War and the Irish in New Orleans

by Dr. Laura Kelley

At the onset of the Civil war, New Orleans was protected in part by Fort Jackson, located sixty-five miles down the Mississippi River. On April 27, 1862,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

More Stories About Margaret Haughery

Anne O'Brien who runs the Beloved Margaret Haughery of New Orleans was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: From Poverty to Philanthropy

By Dr. Laura Kelley

“No work was too menial, no venture too unprofitable, for her.”…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Irish in Colonial Era New Orleans

By Dr. Laura Kelley

Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 16, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Irish in New Orleans: An Introduction

Laura D. Kelley’s Irish roots dictated the focus of her study, and Irish luck lent a hand when she met on her first day in the Crescent City a man from “da Channel”– the Irish Channel – with an unusual accent reminiscent of New York City even though he was born and raised in New…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 15, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Not Too Frigid To Hear the Story of The Irish in 'Da Big Easy'

New York -- About 20 stalwarts, including three members of The Wild Geese, trekked to American Irish Historical Society last night in near sub-zero temperatures for a presentation on "…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Irishman Who was the Spanish Governor of Louisiana

Who was "General O'Reilly," and how did a man with such an Irish name become the "Spanish Governor of Louisiana?"

While on a consulting assignment in August of 2000, I was bicycling through the streets of New Orleans and randomly came across a historic marker that read: "Fort St. Charles On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O'Reilly, Spanish governor of…

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Hitting the Road To Trace The Easter Rising

By Robert A. Mosher…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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