The Wild Geese's Blog – February 2015 Archive (19)

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 1 - March 7

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Statue of Andrew Lewis, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Maureen O'Hara: More Than an Actress

It was a very determined and indignant Irish woman who stood before a clerk at the Los Angeles immigration court in 1946. Maureen FitzSimons (aka Maureen O’Hara) had passed the required exam for US citizenship when she was instructed to forswear allegiance to England. She replied,…

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Who was Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon, famously known as Typhoid Mary for the infection she carried and spread, was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone on 23 September 1869. Her story, and experience of the state’s early approaches to dealing with ‘healthy carriers’, continues to divide opinion.

Typhoid is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 22 - February 28

Belfast Central Library

A drawing of Lord Randolph Churchill from the Illustrated London News. Churchill died at age 46.

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 6:00pm — 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

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 Finn McCool’s Irish Pub has passed on…

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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 (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

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, confederate soldiers, a majority of whom were German and Irish immigrants mutinied…

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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 kind enough to share some additional tidbits about Margaret and her…

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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.”

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 15 - February 21

Courtesy of Warflag.com

Flag of Berwick's regiment of the Irish…
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Added by The Wild Geese on February 14, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Knowledge Quiz: Great Irish Romances 101

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 13, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 8 - February 14

Courtesy of Warflag.com

Flag similar to those carried by Irish regiments in Spanish service.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 1 - February 7

National Museum of Ireland

The flag of Dillon's Regiment, Irish Brigade of France.

DOMNAIGH -- On February 1, 1702, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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