The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Living History' (13)

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 17 - December 23

DEARDAOIN -- On Dec. 17, 1803, rebel leader Michael Dwyer, whose guerrilla attacks had maddened British colonial authorities since 1798, surrendered. Dwyer was born in County Wicklow and he participated in the 1798 Rising; however, unlike most of the leaders and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 16, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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 and “fáilte” to Dr. Laura Kelley who joins us live from New Orleans,…

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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 so. Pauline Patterson’s much loved pub, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 2:30am — 3 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 (WPA) conducted a series of interviews with the people of the Channel in 1941.  Many of those…

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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 hard-fisted: Why do the Irish like to fight? Is there more…

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

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: From Poverty to Philanthropy

By Dr. Laura Kelley

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

Without question, among the Irish…

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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 cities that first come to mind as centers of Irish population and…

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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

Irish Cooking for Dummies

Do you love to cook, or do you find the kitchen to be a challenge wrapped in an enigma?  Either way you’ll love our upcoming feature: Irish Cooking for Dummies!

Watch the hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín as renowned cookbook author and culinary guru Margaret Johnson (above left) as she coaches professional "cooking dummy" Kelly O’Rourke (above right) through one of her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Mazel Tov to the Winners of 'Shalom Ireland'

We had a great LIVE community chat with film producer / director, Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 5, 2013.  Valerie was kind enough to offer…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Story of Ireland's Jews: A Chat With Valerie Lapin Ganley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday with Producer and Director Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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