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In this interview, Mary Lou Gilman of Great Falls describes her childhood, education and work history, as well as her marriage, family, and ethnicity. She recalls her family history, originating in Tipperary, and her great grandfather, John Egan, leaving in 1849-50. Gilman discusses why she studied Irish language and dance, and the history of the Irish language program at University of Montana in Missoula.
Great Falls, Montana; Irish immigrants, Montana; Tipperary, Ireland; University of Montana-Missoula
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana OH-435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
Gilman, Mary Lou, "Mary Lou Gilman Interview" (2010). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-005.