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Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban
On Saturday, August 29th 2015, Saint-Colomban will be celebrating their 1st “Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban” – Everyone is welcome to this full day of activities in honor of the Irish roots of Saint-Colomban. More details about this special event are availabe on our Discussion Forum or the event Facebook page.
Consumption: pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting sickness
Debility: the state of being weak or feeble; infirmity
Heart Dropsy: edema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease
Mental Aberration: is a significant deviation from normal mental activity (could be caused by any number of internal or external influences)
Requiescat: a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
Paris Green: Arsenic was used in the compound, Paris Green, which was used as a pigment in paints, wallpaper and fabrics. Throughout the 1800s, there were reports of people becoming ill from living in houses decorated with the poisonous wallpaper, or when used as a paint to protect wood from insect/weather rot.