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Fergus Keyes

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Irish O'Quebec
« on: June 27, 2009, 08:12:22 AM »

The Irish O'Quebec show at the McCord Museum in Montreal will be on for a few more months. It is worth a visit and does include some items from St. Columban. They have also now posted a video on their McCord site that you might like to view at:

http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/expositions/expositionsXSL.php?lang=1&expoId=55&page=accueil
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Re: Irish O'Quebec
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 09:05:57 AM »

Being Irish O'Quebec

Just a reminder that the “Being Irish O'Quebec” exhibition continues at the McCord Museum until April 4th 2010.

This is a great exhibition and dedicated to the Irish in Quebec. It demonstrates the contribution that the Irish have made to our community; the close relationship between the Irish and the French speaking citizens; and the various communities like Griffintown and Point St. Charles where many of the Irish settlers first lived after arriving in the early 1800’s. It also has items from St. Columban in the exhibition...

It notes, for example that the first Irish settler in Quebec was recorded in 1670 and was Tec Aubry, whose real name was likely Tadhg Cornelius O’Brennan. He married Jeanne Chartier, who was a “Fille du Roi”.

The McCord museum have recently added a video of some of the highlights of the exhibition on their web page at http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/expositions/expositionsXSL.php?lang=1&expoId=55&page=accueil

The contact and address information for the McCord Museum is at:

690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9

Phone: (514) 398-7100
Fax: (514) 398-5045
E-mail: info@mccord.mcgill.ca

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