January 2016 

Irish Heritage Quebec wishes everyone health and happiness in the New Year. Irish Heritage Quebec will present the following activities at 19:30 in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. We hope to see members and guests in great numbers at these activities. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot Saint-Patrick will be validated.

Monday January 25 — Kevin O’Farrell will present his new book The Rock Baron of St. Macinaw, a tribute to his father the Rock Baron, Francis O’Farrell, MLA for Dorchester County.   Francis O’Farrell was also a teacher for 19 years at St. Patrick’s School in Quebec City. Kevin O’Farrell attended St. Patrick’s School, St. Lawrence College, McGill University and Laval University. He has been a Research Director, Human Capital Consulting practice leader and a Human Resources executive in large industrial companies.

Monday February 8 — Hubert Radoux, co-author of the play on Grosse Île with Margaret Forrest and John Halpin, will present the evolution of the play from a community college production into Grosse Île: Une Histoire Chorale, a play to be presented at the Palais Montcalm on March 12-13 starring Katie Julien, a group of professional actors and the Dal Segno Choir. Hubert Radoux attended St. Patrick’s School, St. Lawrence College, Loyola University and Bishop’s University. He taught at St. Patrick’s and Katimavik High Schools for 35 years.

Items of interest.

The Shannon Irish Show will take place on Saturday March 12. There will be a matinee at 1 pm and an evening performance at 8 pm.

Irish Heritage Quebec has registered to walk in the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec. The 2016 parade will be held on Saturday March 19, the day before the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Montreal. Please inform the office if you plan to walk with us.

Irish Heritage Quebec’s office is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 13:00 until 15:00. It is also open on request on other occasions. Please contact Joseph Lonergan or John O’Connor at 418 704-3404 for an appointment.

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