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Lagniappe Lecture: The Irish in Louisiana

Join us for our latest Lagniappe Lecture on Irish culture and history in Louisiana. Guests will be welcomed by the traditional Irish sounds of Kitchen Session of Baton Rouge, and the evening begins with a lecture on the history of the Irish in Louisiana. Dr. Laura Kelley, historian and author of The Irish in New Orleans, will discuss the history of the Irish in the region from ‘Bloody’ O’Reilly in the 18th century to the Irish-dominated politics of the 20th century. Following the lecture, guests are invited to experience and enjoy Irish music by Surf Vibes and dancing by Muggivan School of Irish Dance, food generously provided by the Louisiana Culinary Institute, and spirits provided by Happy's Irish Pub in the Rose Garden of the Old Governor’s Mansion. 

Doors open at 6 pm and the lecture begins promptly at 6:30. Entertainment to follow. 

Preserve Louisiana members are $25; non-members are $35.

Many thanks to The Lucky Law Firm for their support of this event!


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