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20 Years of Irish History and Culture

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am 5 Comments

For those of you who do not know, this year (2017) marks the 20th anniversary of (originally My old friend Gerry Regan has made this a cornerstone of his life's work and…


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At 4:39pm on September 19, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Hey Rick, tell us about your exposure to Irish heritage, especially growing up in Missouri. Did your Irish-American friends have any special cachet, different, say from friends with a lot of vowels in their surnames?
At 8:29pm on September 19, 2011,
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Rick Grant
Not a well organized Irish contingent in the small southwest Missouri town I grew up in, Ger. It wasn't until I came to New York to pursue my career that I started to meet people who had organized along ethnic lines. I knew my material great grandmother was married to an Irishman named Callahan and there was the Goudy family from Ireland on my father's side, but we were pretty much all the same in Ozark, Missouri. Now that I live in Jim Thorpe, PA, where a number of the Molly Maguires were hung, that I really began to get in touch with my Irish side. Well, that and watching you develop WGT, that is.
At 7:18am on September 21, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
What can you tell us about the Callahan and Goudy lines in your ancestry?
At 5:14pm on September 21, 2011,
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Rick Grant

Not very much, I'm afraid. Callahan was a fairly high profile builder in the Los Angeles area around the turn of the last century. All I know about Goudy is an antique photo and frame that was handed down from my maternal great grandmother, now deceased.

At 4:33pm on September 22, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
No one in the extended family has taken on family history as a project, then. Anybody in earshot know where in Ireland the Goudy name might be most common?
At 1:02am on August 6, 2013,
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Nollaig 2016
At 10:15am on August 6, 2013,
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Rick Grant

Wow! Thanks, Belinda.

At 7:35pm on September 7, 2013,
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Nollaig 2016
said… Here's another great place to search from.

At 8:49am on September 9, 2013,
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Rick Grant

Excellent! Thank you, Belinda.

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