Category Archives: Presentation

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.

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

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.

Between Memory and History: Connecting the Irish past between Shannon and Valcartier.

☘☘☘ March 11 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. Samantha Bilodeau, a graduate of Laval University and a Gaelic Football player with Les Patriotes de Québec will give a presentation entitled Between Memory and History: Connecting the Irish past between Shannon and Valcartier. 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. ☘☘☘

☘☘☘ A draw will be held for a 2019 Societé Historique de Quebec calendar among all paid up members. ☘☘☘

Irish Heritage Quebec and Genealogical Assistance

☘☘☘ Monday February 11 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. John O’Connor will give a presentation entitled Irish Heritage Quebec and Genealogical Assistance. Over the years Irish Heritage Quebec has answered requests from persons in Canada or the United States who seek assistance to complete their research into family members who once lived in Quebec City and vicinity. Several interesting dossiers will be presented with illustrations of what the research revealed. 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.

John O’Connor is a native of Quebec City. In 1966 he received a Bachelor of Arts from Laval University as a graduate of St. Lawrence College. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Laval University in 1969 and became a member of the Quebec Bar in 1970. He taught for 29 years in the Techniques juridiques Program of Rimouski College and Garneau College. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Irish Heritage Quebec since 1999. ☘☘☘

☘☘☘ A draw will be held for a 2019 Societé Historique de Quebec calendar among all paid up members. ☘☘☘

St. Patrick’s Church — The Congregation of Catholics of Quebec City speaking the English language and Where They Worshipped

☘☘☘ Monday January 14 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City. Joe Lonergan will give a presentation entitled St. Patrick’s Church — A History of the Congregation of Catholics of Quebec City speaking the English language and Where They Worshipped. 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.

Joe Lonergan is a graduate of St Patrick’s High School. He received his B.A. from St. Lawrence College and holds his B.Ed. and M. A. in History from St. Mary’s University. Retired from a thirty-five year career in education at St. Patrick’s High School he currently serves as president of Irish Heritage Quebec.☘☘☘

Gary O’Brien on the Irish settlements of Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval and Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport

Monday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.- Gary O’Brien will give a presentation on the Irish settlements of Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval and Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport. Once referred to as the Waterloo settlement, many of the settlers had to come to Québec during the great migration following the end of the Napoleonic wars.  Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St. Patrick will be validated. Members and friends are invited to attend. For further information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

Gary O’Brien graduated with an M. A. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. In retirement he has spent much time doing genealogical and historical research