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In this interview Bill Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher of Phillipsburg describe growing up in Anaconda, their Catholic education, and the Anaconda smelter. They talk about Irish cultural traditions that were part of their childhood, including a belief in banshees, participating in wakes, and learning Irish history in school.
Anaconda, Montana; Irish immigrants, Montana; Catholic Church; Irish culture; Irish traditions
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana OH-435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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Oral History Number
Gallagher, Bill and Gallagher, Ellen, "Bill Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher Interview" (2010). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-012.