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Canadian Military Memorabilia with Dennis Rioux

☘☘☘ November 18. 2019 at 19:30 Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry Avenue in Quebec City. .  Dennis Rioux has been a collector for over fifty years and his interests are numerous: stamps, coins, military medals and badges, nautical artifacts, ivory carvings, minerals, paintings, engravings.  He will present his very impressive collection of Canadian military memorabilia focusing particularly on World War I and World War II.  All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs from Îlot St. Patrick will be validated. For more information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404   ☘☘☘

Dennis Rioux was born and raised in Quebec City. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary and St. Patrick’s High School from which he graduated in 1967.  In 1970 he graduated from l’École des Beaux Arts.  He worked in advertising for several years in Quebec before moving to Montreal.  He was the Purchasing Director for La Fondation des Sourds.  He was a Security Agent for La Clinique T.S.O. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and retired in 2014 after 10 years of service.  He is very implicated as Hospitaller with Le Grand Prieuré Russe de l’Ordre de St-Jean de Jérusalem dit de Malte and the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, donating more than $1,000,200 to the needy in clothing, food and furniture.

St. Patrick’s High School: Quebec City 1843-1908 by Patrick McKenna

Patrick McKenna, a former student, teacher and principal of St. Patrick’s High School, has written and published a book entitled
St. Patrick’s High School In Quebec City 1843-1998.  On Tuesday, October 22 at 19:30, Irish Heritage Quebec will host Patrick McKenna’s book launch in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry, Quebec City. The book will be available for $20.00.  All are invited to attend.  Parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated and refreshments will be served.  For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.
The book may also be purchased at Amazon.ca

Irish Flags with John Bertrand

☘☘☘ Monday October 14 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. John Bertrand will give a presentation on the history, origins and evolution of Irish flags. All are welcome to attend and admission is free. John Bertrand is a member of the Board of Directors of Irish Heritage Quebec and a graduate of Laval University. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For more information, please phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404 ☘☘☘

The O’Gallagher Clan Reunion with Bryan O’Gallagher and John O’Connor

Monday September 16 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. Bryan O’Gallagher and John O’Connor will present the events that took place during the reunion of the O’Gallagher Clan in Quebec City on the weekend of August 17-18. The group visited Grosse Île on Saturday and gathered for a meal on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning members of the clan were invited on a tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery with emphasis on the burial sites of the O’Gallaghers. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.

Bryan O’Gallagher is the Vice-President of Irish Heritage Quebec while John O’Connor is the Secretary-Treasurer. Both are graduates in Law.

The Irish Pioneers of Ste-Catherine-de-Fossambault by Daniel Stewart June 10

Monday June 10 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. Daniel Stewart will give a presentation entitled The Irish Pioneers of Ste-Catherine-de-Fossambault.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For more information, please phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404

A native of Quebec City, Danny Stewart is a Federal Government retiree, a musician, a St. Patrick’s High School alumnus and a board member of the Société d’histoire catherinoise. He is currently writing a book about his Stewart ancestors.

Our Ancestors: Research and Discovery by Steven L. Cameron May 13


Monday May 13 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City.  Steven L. Cameron of Coirneal Cealteach in Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière will give a presentation titled Our Ancestors: Research and Discovery. The question as to ‘who’ the ancestors were has always intrigued those in the search for their roots. But the “why” behind their presence here opens up multiple levels of surprise and discovery! Join us as Steven L. Cameron shares some of his recent discoveries that further help us understand the times within which the Irish ancestors lived and shed light on the complexity of their story. All are welcome to attend and admission is free. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For more information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404

The Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019 Quebec City Stop, May 11.

The Quebec City event is presented by Parks Canada and Irish Heritage Quebec in McMahon hall on Saturday May 11 at 12:30. During this event, in addition to having the opportunity to discuss the subject, participants will be offered exclusive conferences – free of charge. Please join us to share your emigration story and souvenirs of these tragic events. The Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019 a series of open house events in Canada and the United States. It brings together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards. here for more the information about this event: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/grosseile/activ/evenements-events/GFVR2019

The Great Famine Voices Roadshow in the USA and Canada is hosted by the National Famine Museum of Strokestown Park, Ireland, and the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity.

In Search of a Voice by Michael Collins

Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. Michael Collins will give a presentation entitled In Search of a Voice, which will discuss the emergence of policy within the historical record leading up to and through the hunger years.  This officious voice of neo-economists emerged as clinical, data-driven and bureaucratic and anathema to sympathy and state-sanctioned charity.  Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.  For more information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

Michael Collins is a well-established Irish novelist with ten works of fiction on the market as well as being a world-class marathon runner. In 2016, He completed his long “famine” run from Grosse Ile to Toronto.  Originally from Limerick, Ireland, he currently lives in the United States.  He studied at the University of Notre Dame and completed a PhD at the University of Chicago.