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The Celtic Cross

logocrossThe Celtic cross that Irish Heritage Quebec uses as its logo is an image of the Celtic cross that stands in Artillery Park on McMahon Street in Quebec City. That cross is the property of Irish Heritage Quebec. The cross is a gift from Ireland to the people of Quebec in memory of their generosity and compassion during the period of the Great Migration of the 19th century. The Cross was donated by the Irish philanthropist James Callery, founder of the Strokestown Park and Famine Museum in County Roscommon, Ireland. A recognized sign of Irish identity, the Celtic cross stands near what was the site of the first Irish parish in Canada. The monument is part of a larger plan to recognize and develop Irish heritage in Old Quebec. The project was initiated by a group of people from the Irish community, the Commission de la Capitale nationale du Quebec, the City of Quebec and Parks Canada.

 

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