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Tara O'Grady Talks Irish Bayou, NOLA, Parades

When Tara O’Grady touches down in New Orleans on Tuesday (5.12) night, it will only be her sixth visit to the Crescent City. However, NOLA holds a special place in her heart, nipping at the heels of her ancestral home, Ireland. In fact, the vocalist was so moved by her last visit that she recorded Irish Bayou, an album mixing the sounds of the two locales.

Luck of the Irish: Finn McCool's Named Top 10 Pub

On St. Patrick’s Day, it is only proper to ponder the importance of the Irish pub. The Irish Times gave the topic some thought last week and New Orleans was represented. Finn McCool’s (3701) Banks Street made the Celtic standard’s list of the top ten Irish pubs outside of the Emerald Isle.

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Irish House's St. Patrick's Week

With over a dozen parades in town, St. Patrick’s Day is starting to feel a lot like Mardi Gras. Celt central, the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Avenue) is also presenting a full roster of indoor events. The gastropub’s annual Irish Week begins on Monday (3.09).

Suspects ID'd in Irish Cop Shooting in Seventh Ward

Many locals have been wondering what a tourist was doing in the Seventh Ward at 5:40a.m. However, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has stayed focused on the case of a 30 year old man shot on Tuesday (1.27) morning. Of course, the case has special significance. According to Irish papers, the wounded man is a police officer in County Limerick and the shooting has been prominent in the European press.

Irish Garda Reportedly Shot in NOLA

New Orleans Crime is making headlines across the pond. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) did not identify the victim of a Tuesday (1.27) morning shooting as per standard policy, but over a dozen European papers did. According to Irish papers, the wounded man is a police officer in County Limerick.

County Orleans

Weekend Events Remember the Irish Famine

The New Orleans International Irish Famine Commemoration begins Thursday (11.06) and continues through the weekend. The event celebrates the local Irish community andrecalls the mid-Nineteenth century European tragedy.  Commemoration Board member Joni Muggivan says, “We’re really focusing on Irish culture, and we’re having an Irish dance competition, we’re having Gaelic football matches, we’re having an Irish Famine exhibit, we’re having genealogy seminars, and Celtic canines.”

Film Review: Good Vibrations

By Jason Raymond

If you wonder why I’m so critical of American cinema, it’s because they don’t make films like Good Vibrations anymore. I don’t particularly need a movie to transcend to a work of art, but it would be nice to occasionally see something original. Developed characters, conflict that isn’t always resolved through violence, and smart composition go along way. Good Vibrations is fun to watch because it delivers on all these criteria.

Green Screen

Irish Film Fest Opens on Friday

NOLA is getting ready for some Celtic screenings. The third annual Irish Film Festival begins at the Prytania Theater Friday evening with a celebration the twenty-fifth anniversary of My Left Foot. Following the classic, New Orleanians  from the Emerald Isle and those just eying emeralds alike can enjoy three days of Irish cinema.

Irish Eyes at Parasols

NoDef's own Blu PaPa headed over to Parasols at Constance and Third to check out the festivities. Indeed, Irish eyes are smiling!

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