January 2015 Newsletter
Irish Heritage Quebec wishes you health and happiness in the New Year. We enclose your income tax receipt for all donations received in 2014. Here is the latest news.
All members who have renewed their membership by February 9 will be eligible for the draw of the 2015 calendar published by the Société historique de Québec. A second draw will be held March 9.
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.
Monday January 19 — John O’Connor will give a presentation entitled The Irish Streets Names of Quebec City. Several streets were given an Irish name during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Several new Irish names were added during the renaming of certain streets after the merger of suburban municipalities.
Monday February 9 — Joe Lonergan will give a presentation on 16 famous Irish nationals who visited or passed through Quebec City over the years. They were patriots, politicians, poets, writers or performers. Each one is well known within popular Irish History or contemporary Irish culture.
At the annual meeting held on December 8, Joseph Lonergan, Colleen Bilodeau, John Bertrand, Richard Léger and Michel Pouliot were elected to the Board of Directors. The officers for 2015 will be named at a Board meeting to be held on January 12.
Irish Heritage Quebec’s office in the Rectory of St. Patrick’s Church is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 13:30 until 15:30. It is also open on request on other occasions. Please contact Joseph Lonergan or John O’Connor at 418 704-3404 for an appointment.
The following items are on sale at our conferences and at the Irish Heritage Quebec office.