Irish Diaspora Run beginning on June 10, 2016
Michael Collins, an accomplished author and marathon runner, will be in Quebec City on Thursday, June 9, on the eve of the Irish Diaspora Run, a 30-day 30-marathon run from Grosse Île (Berthier-sur-Mer) to Ireland Park in Toronto. He is raising funds for Irish-Canadian organizations seeking to create parks and erect monuments and statues to commemorate the victims of the Great Hunger of 1847.Photo credit: Fergus Keyes
Irish Heritage Quebec welcomes Michael Collins and his daughter to Quebec City and supports his project. For more information, please visit:
Presentation on June 6, 2016
Monday, June 6 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec held an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry. Professor Maurice Bric of University College Dublin will gave a lecture entitled Ireland and Quebec: Connections and Challenges during the Early-Nineteenth Century. Fifty-three members and friends were in attendance. Refreshments were served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick were validated.Photo credit: Cassandra Kerwin.
Maurice J. Bric is Professor of History at University College Dublin (UCD). He is also a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and is Chair of the Board of Management of UCD’s Clinton Institute for American Studies which he set up in 2001. He has written extensively on the history of the Irish Diaspora and is currently completing a history of relationships between early-nineteenth century Quebec and Ireland.Professor Maurice J. Bric is The Inaugural James H. Flaherty Ireland-Canada University Foundation Visiting Professor to Canada.
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