Acadian and Irish Relationships

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    Introduction, overview, recall his young past - impressions of the Irish. Family (mother and father) having Irish neighbours.
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    Irish tried to curtail the project of a french school building on the island
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    Takes about when he was growing up, Interaction with the McMill
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    Edmon Bay , more in that area in the 1900's but they aren't left
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    Acadian's started moving to summerside in the 1850's and to charlottetown later.
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    Reads a french piece about the Irish relations with the Acadians
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    Speaks about Father Burke
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    [Conroy] acting as an intermediate between french speaking Acadians
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    James Burton - From lot 11 and an Irish Anglican, he showed empathy to Irish Catholic and gained confidence from the french Acadian . He became a member of the legislator . He was named colonial secretary
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    Mixed Marriages between the Acadian and Irish. First mixed marriages in 1847. There were few. 13/16 were acadian men marrying irish women.
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    The acadian men were storekeeper, shoemaker, famers, lifesavers, stagemen, fishermen
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    Marriages
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    James [Madis] came from Ireland and mary-ann mcdougall (who may have died on the boat coming cross). He remarried an arsenault.
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    In summerside the census only showed 3 mixed marriages , they made up 7% of the population.
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    speaks about the bishops that came to the island. E.g O'larry they were against the ordination of acadian priest.
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    The french language started to decline in the 20th century and when the O'leary's arrive
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    reads an extract about the french and english speaking catholics
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    Grand river had a bilingual school
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    The parish priest did not allow acadians to have a french sermon. The acadians went to the bishop to accuse them for being communism . bishop allowed for the french sermon at 8 a.m
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    Cross cultural exchanges - music food etc. Acadian fiddling style may perhaps have Irish influences . step dancing could have come from irish or english. There were parties where both parties met.
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    Read a piece from his mother's diary
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    Meat Pies for christmas, Irish adopted this. Halloween [swobbey tool]
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    [Pentagast] family on the island that try to preserve the acadian language.
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    Conclusion, comments, questions etc
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