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2-18 3:30pm Spud talks to Adrian D'Arcy about Irish Heritage Month

Feb 18, 2013|

Spud talks to Irish Network of New Orleans President Adrian D'Arcy about events during Irish Heritage Month

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How about a month ago. To be examined everything. Hey guys -- Stephanie is our poll regarding -- eight Sony H Simmons worries send me a text over here. Mom Jordan in a studio right now this is something I did well you know what now that you remind me of it I did notice. What is Irish American Heritage month. The legislature here. And knowledge the following that there's a significant portion of our citizens are of Irish descent whose ancestors immigrated from Ireland. -- hard working people Irish edition culture folklore music and dedication to god and family are reflected in that culture and a mix of our State's heritage. So in observance in recognition of the contributions are -- history of the Irish and our state and honor those virus dissent in our state. The legislature -- -- designates the month of march of each year as Irish American Heritage month so joining us in the studio here. Is assault. Well the iris network quite frankly I don't know economy -- sound like you know stuff going on behind the scenes or anything like that. But we're gonna celebrate. And end and there's a bunch of stuff going first off let me say -- I a north brought this up last year. When. My family last year hosted is -- -- called the Ulster project and we bring OK so we hosted a little girl -- Finley. And we still keep in character she's a trip guy who would go out there when the -- on when they left. That whole group of kids but. It was a trip and now I think this summer we're gonna do another girl and a -- my son is old enough so we're going to be hosting true. I think. And a matter of fact we have a fund rays are coming up and I'll be donating some of my cartoons. -- in the silent auction and things like that so it's it's all coming up anyway joining us here I guess I guess our -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But thanks yes I'm the presence of Irish that were New Orleans -- local group of startup about it. You're not real then him with a goal to promotion. Relationships between Ireland and Irish American and two -- promote Irish culture in New Orleans. And just to Foster connections between Irish America. New Orleans. And -- and the warlords so now with a legislator. Enacting a front the Irish American Heritage month which delegates every month of march. Just when Saint Patrick's Day is when you'll see me out there catching -- on -- the parade on Metairie road and you guys are now and you'll see me out there -- -- the other -- you are stupid argument handing -- -- that might -- my -- it's -- hits on my -- -- she -- -- stand -- big -- -- the -- is -- -- New Orleans is has these great Saint Patrick's Day traditions and emotional month of march got the Saint Patrick's Day Irish channel marched in which is gonna go on on a march 16. In the going up to he would traditional Irish channel. Of course it's downturn Irish club he got the memory didn't the memory parade. Am hopeful because this year and -- this this legislation that's been enacted. We the -- network is kicking off and the Irish want to march with a big black tie events come down your hall. Much like our am. Opening nice are opening -- back you have to go which -- was there viewers you're now I didn't I didn't black -- had as much and I would that in knows that the it at that black of the time but I did her soup which is a lot to make an -- over here and shorts for the work on a radio and you look great then I go to. Well one of our corporate people marine is just huge she'd love Demi she's she's very very proud of her Irish -- she and so you know -- she's actually head of the Irish network that chapter and chapter in Seattle -- -- that's so. But I've had -- -- your whole event we're gonna have complimentary food and drink and Irish dancing and by the Moldovan a school advancement tiger school advanced. We have Danny Byrnes and on your dart team we've got this for flying in this chain Farrell. And who is an internationally acclaimed Irish fiddle player to entertain everybody knew him as the current rules are truly will be in attendance. And senator Murray who who actually enacted this legislation will be there along with the Irish -- Murray and Murray co pilot memories remand. And he's allowed their within the Irish. -- counsel from from Louisiana and judge Jim McKay right now -- I -- Through my cousin actually he married me. Although I miss my wife's cousin who actually performed our wedding ceremony my wife and I -- -- almost eighteen years ago when one degree except love you Dario you know coast -- -- could come under great -- you know sort of a lot of -- that -- -- display both small and large organizations in the nation on librarians the ladies mentioned on cyber onions the yeah. -- to the downtown clubs the Irish channel from their friends for friends forever the Ulster project it'll be there and celebrating. Am Irish heritage. And we'll also have a few surprise guess so it's going to be a a good time and a couple of things we're doing in March. Well wait wait wait wait let me subway for saying I -- set up and wanna talk to more people who -- but I gotta gotta take a break right now -- and I got do a little bit of business. This there's this -- -- that -- sang a song. Everything's coming up roses it's going to be performing with the help -- -- -- the twentieth at 730 the morial convention. And the -- caller. Now it's 504609467504260. Wins the eighth caller 12345678. You're gonna win two tickets and what's gonna happen is I'm going to be given away apparent tickets all week. And you can go online and register to win a pair of tickets that will be given way to before -- -- And one of those lucky nine winners is gonna win the grand prize which is -- proceeds dinner and backstage with. Bernadette Peters so called right now to 6094678. Call you don't win a -- takes a suburban theaters. On the twentieth of February with the LPO all right. They're subway -- Morris was sort of negates some rapist. Back -- -- closer -- -- seventy WW LT six owning 78668890. Point seven here's our hole and -- semi semi recent attacks don't forget -- End. Audition for the Paul ropes and -- go to the public library find out more about it. Yeah it. In the studio with me is agent Darcy. The iris network and joining me also is in the Carol. And Bryan -- who were both from University College in Dublin. And them more of the main reasons you guys Lehman joining me and here is because there's a scholarship you -- you guys are promoting. College education in Ireland like I have a masters I got from LSU took me. Two years a class work and our year of a thesis and I could have gone Ireland Donald listening year par -- and actions. In Theodore prank or any thing I mean I mean it's a full degree and institution don't specialize in anything over there. And while you can do pretty much any talk master's program any hearing and aren't mean. -- to get one this coliseum micro sense sorry and and -- prime loans the athletic director who was a who as we're huge football fans over here but Irish football. You were -- you were sports forum starring Matt. But I you know I was lucky enough to compete. Palestinian and the quick nine equivalents super votes in in Ireland it's a SO NC got rings and things like there madness I never realized what little I was. Rivera for them sort of -- of five and also. Hey you know and arguably you played that. I was in the Pamplona nobody knows cheering you on its but there is book project Asian -- put together a I eat a scholarship program for high school students actually. What to go there for you you're actually complete their degree in Ireland. And Stewart Stewart and treasurer of the iris network. Well actually we wanna -- to start off with there's that was by the two months old so we wanna send young people rising juniors aren't good juniors when and his seniors. Took its sister program over at University College on the home couldn't -- I seem to get to have a variety of experiences over there only -- we wanna do is that there is network wants to can kind of build on the traditional strong links between Louisiana. And Ireland and expose young people from Louisiana to much different experiences different opportunities to go over there. Both -- again we're hoping to recruit from both traditional kind of fires American families which according to Louisiana but also people who are not. Food would never have this -- in the otherwise and and really send them over for an eye opening opportunity to see something different. It's a company it had never been over there my wife's been Ireland I was before we met. How are opening -- that other than I mean I've seen you know the quiet man was soundly in a whole bunch of times. But that's that's about it I mean is what is. You have you have histories that you know. Are different from us certainly much older than -- -- here in in America but I mean how how eye opening is -- -- we like Winston Churchill were common people were separated by common language -- someone. We would have a lot of history is a say in out of American people can Trace their history back -- and do it's it's an old island. But it's a modern Ireland and so we have our American us every week in various spots so. As the students who are look you have to be and received a scholarship -- have a -- good time so -- as well listen we're in the home of learning. Saints and scholars so. Candidate in history in relation to education which is very strong and they expect to. Do -- the first and second century. And things like the book of those -- -- Britain. Them. Monasteries were constructive and should new university which is another coalition government is over 400 years don't know -- where -- I have heard a -- I didn't part of we're very ecumenical and University College told them we will bring and the shoes to visit trinity whether you see the relax -- are thinking about experiences they. Should. Include -- -- two -- that there there trying to find out more about the country and trying to give them. And ambition and an inspiration to extend their college turning into a full degree program. All right what we're gonna do here is step away for a second and find out what's going on and arrived home because most people don't start their commute. But when we get back here let's find out what people need to do and who they need to contact. So that they can apply for this how many people would err on the scholarships are going to be put out there. How people can contribute to maybe they'll be more of them I could find out more about this whole program in general but specifically. What do people need to do if they -- apply only scholarship so let's stuff away in front we're going on I think Bob Russell. Give us a heads up on the traffic and we'll be back this was from the BW. Pilots find out now we got about a minute left on the show -- got to find out how people can sign up for the summer thing going on here Stewart probably do that. -- -- -- To support the scholarship and hopefully send more than just -- to be true. We're also roughly -- -- -- -- Which you can buy again online. I was network website the finalist will be invited to -- the -- -- -- for the -- there's network. And the winner will be announced that the -- network -- these days.

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