Irish Cross Memorial New Orleans

Irish Cross Memorial New Orleans
The Celtic Cross Memorial in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Adrian McGrath. Click the image for the story about the cross.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mission Statement

Adrian McGrath
New Orleans is a history blog created by Adrian McGrath to share knowledge with the general reading public about the incredible story of how the people of the little island of Ireland, who were among the poorest and most oppressed people in Europe, in desperation, came to the United States and helped build their new country. It will also discuss the story of their descendants in America and their ancestors in Ireland. Mainly but not exclusively, the focus will be on the 18th and 19th centuries when the Irish immigrants struggled at first, fighting poverty and prejudice, but eventually prospered in what became the wealthiest and most powerful country on Earth. While the majority of the blog will be history, with story settings mainly in America or Ireland, occasionally other topics relevant to Irish American culture will be covered, such as music, dance, cooking, and literature. This is by no means an exhaustive study of Irish American history and culture. It is an attempt, however, to encourage the general reading public to learn more about the subject. Please join us. Thank you, Adrian McGrath

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