☘☘☘ Monday February 12 at 19:30 pm – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Marie-Claude Belley will give a presentation entitled Compassion and necessity: the support of the Irish orphans of 1847-1848. The adoption of Irish orphans by the population of Quebec is relatively well known. It has often been related from a heroic and romantic perspective typical of immigration history. With the help of facts and numbers, Marie-Claude Belley will nuance the story and highlight an unknown part of the history, the integration of adopted children into host families. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For further information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.
In 2003, Marie-Claude Belley submitted a master’s thesis at Laval University on the support of the Irish Orphans from the 1847-1848 emigration years. She has worked for the past 17 years for Parks Canada and is now an advisor specialized in cultural resources management. ☘☘☘