☘☘☘ Saturday, November 30 from 9:00 to 13:00 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold a book sale and flea market in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. We are interested in books, CDs, LPs, tools, jewelry, pins and collectibles. There will be a book selection of Irish interest. ☘☘☘
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.
☘☘☘ Monday, June 18 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec meeting in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. John O’Connor will give a presentation on the Quebec Ship Laborers’ Benevolent Society and its role in allowing the Irish community to consolidate its presence in Quebec City. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St. Patrick will be validated. Members and friends are invited to attend. For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.
John O’Connor is a graduate of St. Lawrence College and the Faculty of Law of Laval University. He taught for 29 years in the Techniques juridiques Program of Rimouski College and François-Xavier-Garneau College. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Irish Heritage Quebec since 1999.
☘☘☘ Monday May 14 at 7:30 PM Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Dan Griffin will give a presentation on his recollections of growing up on St. Joachim Street in Quebec City and summering with relations in Shannon. Dan has self-published a book called My Story Book. His book will be on sale at the end of his presentation. All are welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick validated. ☘☘☘
☘☘☘ Monday, April 9 at 19:30 p.m.- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Senator Dennis Dawson will give a presentation on the path of a St. Patrick’s High School boy to the Canadian Senate and his attachment to Liberal values. 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.☘☘☘
Senator Dennis Dawson studied political science at Laval University and at the University of Ottawa where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He also earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at Laval University. He began his career in public life as one of the youngest elected school board trustees in Quebec before becoming President of Quebec’s second largest school board, the Quebec City Catholic School Commission. He is a former Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Louis-Hébert from 1977 to 1984. He is a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. Dennis Dawson was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 2005.
☘☘☘ 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. ☘☘☘