Raconte-moi que tu as vu l’Irlande: l’île émeraude comme miroir du Québec

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec  has invited Irish Heritage Quebec to attend a presentation to be given by Isabelle Matte in the auditorium in the basement of St. Patrick’s High School on March 21 at 19:00. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.  You must enter by 1085 De Salaberry.  Please note the conference will be in French and is titled Raconte-moi que tu as vu l’Irlande: l’île émeraude comme miroir du Québec.

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.☘☘☘

2018 Annual Meeting

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold its annual meeting in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City.  During the evening Irish Heritage Quebec will also honor Eileen Reid Marcil, a renowned researcher and the author of numerous books on shipbuilding and other trades in Quebec City and in Lévis.  Refreshments and a festive cake will be served.  Members and friends are invited to attend.  Admission is free and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.

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

Steve Cameron on Stonework of the Irish Immigrant in Lotbinière 1820-1880

☘☘☘ Monday, October 15 at 19:30 – Steve Cameron of Coirneal Cealteach of Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière will give a presentation entitled Irish Touchstones in the Hills of Lotbiniére. Steve Cameron will unveil memories and hard evidence of Irish immigrant stonewalled enclosures from 1820 to 1880 that indicate the old country savoir-faire they brought with them. 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.

Steve Cameron, a graduate of Sir George Williams University, has published three books on the history of his locality. ☘☘☘