‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it’. – Thomas Jefferson
We've all heard about the fascinating history of the Creole and Cajun cultures portrayed in the music and cuisine, the Spanish and French architecture are apparent throughout the city and the soulful influence of the Caribbean and African people provide the pulse and vibe of the crescent city. But what about the other cultures that helped build the city?
The most unique combination of ingredients blended together make the best gumbo and the same can be said about creating a city. Each culture who settles in a region, indelibly leaves their mark and impact on the area.
In New Orleans history, this includes the migration of the Irish. During the 1840’s, a great famine hit Ireland, referred to as the potato famine. The magnitude of this famine along with the politics of the time with the English, encouraged...