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Louisiana’s Irish Roots (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-10-08

Duration: 00:10:40

Subjects: Irish Americans | Ireland


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Murphy, Bill Interviewee
  • O'Flaherty, Danny Interviewee
  • McGrath-Swain, Mary Ann Interviewee


This segment from the October 8, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on Louisiana’s Irish roots. In New Orleans, he visits St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, a church built by Irish immigrants in need of restoration, an Irish pub, and an Irish dance class. He interviews: Bill Murphy, historian; Danny O’Flaherty, balladeer; and Mary Ann McGrath-Swain, dance instructor. Host: Robert Collins