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Published on Jul 1, 2015
Laura D Kelley launched her book 'The Irish in New Orleans' at Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace, Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim, Ireland. The book was launched by Hugh Maguire. The new Cathaiorleach of Leitrim Co Council, John McCartin, performed his first function by attending the launch. Also there was the Chairman of the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans committee: Bernie O'Rourke, who also did MC for the day, and committee members, Becky Thomas, Helen Corcoran, Maura Williamson, Michael & Dolores Smith, Katherine Simmons-Lyons, Ciaran O'Rourke, May McManus (her husband Loughlin, our historian, unable to attend due to illness), local Parish Priest Rev Fr Dinny Murray & Tony Fahy. Councillor Paddy O'Rourke (former Chairman of Leitrim Co Co), Kevin & Noreen McManus and nearly a hundred other peole attended. Laura lives in New Orleans with her partner, art historian Thomas M. Bayer, and in typical Irish (as well as New Orleans) fashion her immediate and extended family live within walking distance. Her book is a Softcover, 384 pp., ISBN: 9781935754534. Price: $24.95. You can learn more about Laura at http://www.ulpress.org/catalog.php?it... and more about Margaret of New Orleans birthplace at http://www.margaretsbirthplace.com Video by Tony Fahy