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Category : 2015 History Talks

Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Joining us in the Cultural area located in Frazier Hall will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and host of the Irish Roots Café, Mike O’Laughlin. Mike will share his

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1915: On the Eve of the Rising – What Made 1915 Different?

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Ireland had been under British rule for some 700 years and had managed at least one rebellion a generation, albeit failed ones. We will examine some of the world

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Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different

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1845 An Gorta Mor – The Beginning

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall The human tragedy that the world came to know as the Great Irish Famine saw its beginnings in the first potato crop failures of 1845. What began in 1845

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Louisville’s Bloody Monday and the Legacy of Immigration

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall August 6, 1855 – Due to anti-immigrant sentiment, Louisville saw one of the darkest days in its history and the repercussions can still be felt today. We will examine the Election

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