Help Us Rebuild History at the Saint-Colomban Cemetery!

Join us in preserving the rich heritage of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery by supporting our fundraising campaign to rebuild the crumbling wall that safeguards numerous historic monuments. Together, we can ensure the protection and restoration of this sacred site for generations to come.

The Need

The existing wall supporting the monuments in the Saint-Colomban Cemetery is deteriorating, putting at risk the precious monuments that bear witness to the history of this cherished community. Without prompt intervention, these irreplaceable artifacts may be lost forever. We aim to raise $30,000 to rebuild the wall and safeguard the memory of the past.

Our Goal

With your generous contributions, we will rebuild the wall, reinforcing its structural integrity and preserving the historic monuments within its protective embrace. Your support will directly impact the preservation of this sacred space, enabling future generations to connect with their ancestors and appreciate the heritage that defines us.

Why it Matters

The Saint-Colomban Cemetery is not just a resting place for the departed but also a living testament to the cultural and historical legacy of our community. By rebuilding the wall, we are not only honoring the memory of those who came before us but also ensuring that their stories and contributions endure.

Join Us

Help us reach our $30,000 goal by making a donation today! Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact on the restoration of this sacred site. Together, let's watch the thermometer rise as we strive to rebuild history, one brick at a time.

Donate and Make a Difference

Visit our donation form to make a secure online donation. You can also contribute by sending a cheque to CIMPN at 61 rue Somerset, Baie D’Urfe, Quebec, Canada, H9X 2V8. Let's work together to rebuild the wall and preserve the remarkable legacy of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery.

Thank you for your support and for joining us in this important endeavor. Together, we can ensure that the past continues to inspire and educate future generations.


Quebec Irish Websites

Frampton Irish

Irish Heritage Quebec

Shannon Quebec Irish

Genealogical Links

Roots Chat is an easy to use messaging forum for everyone researching their family history or local history. The focus is on Ireland and the British Isles. Local Historians and Family Historians have a great deal of knowledge to share. This service is entirely free, with the hope that you and the historian and genealogy community as a whole will benefit from it.

Irish Genealogical Society International

A worldwide community of Irish Genealogical researchers - people looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors in Ireland and around the world. They are an all volunteer non-profit organization based in Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, USA

Gallagher Clan

Everything you wanted to know about the famous Gallagher Clan from Donegal, Ireland and then some. A great resource site hosted in Donegal, Ireland full of interesting information.

British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)

Focus is on the family histories of people with origins in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, whose ancestors migrated to North America and settled in Canada.

L’Association des cimetieres catholiques romains du Québec (ACCRQ)

Roman Catholic Cemetery Association of Quebec has a handy list of all Catholic cemeteries in the province of Quebec.

Irish Times

Irish genealogy search: research family history at

Ireland GenWeb County Tipperary

All Genealogy Sites Directory

Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (Mormons)

Laurentians Web Page

Montreal Irish Mailing List

Sean Delaney’s Family Page

Quebec Family History Society

Another Quebec Irish Community - Wolfestown in the Beauce

Notre Dames des Neiges Cemetery

This site provides all the information on, mainly Catholic burials in Notre Dames des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. Once you find someone just enter the plot and section to find all buried in that plot. It lists the name and day of burial.

Lovell’s Directory

Lovell’s Directory was published in Montreal for many, many years. It was like a phone book (without phone numbers) but listed everyone living in the City and in some cases also includes the job description and company where the person worked. Now, a number of Lovell’s directories from the years 1842 to 1950 have been digitized, and can be views on the internet. You simply click on the year that interests you on the left hand side of the page.

  • Click on “Annuaire alphabétique montréalais” if you are looking for a person – (You do have other options)
  • Then click on the letter of the last name – in my case K for Keyes
  • Then the top portion of each page with the letter “i.e. K” appears.
  • You pick the page where you guess by alphabet (I went to the page that showed KEY at the top” – click on the portion of the page that appears, then the full page opens.
  • There were a few years that I couldn’t get to open – but was able to view most years.
  • The first name of the person is often abbreviated – for example my father’s name Victor comes up as “Vic” and my grandfather and uncle’s first names that were both Andrew comes up as “And”

Ireland Related Web Sites

Exists to inform and connect the over 14 million Canadians of Irish descent, from recent arrivals to those several generations removed. You'll find on this website news from home and abroad, conversations both profound and profane, and an opportunity to connect with and participate in Irish Canadian culture.

Drogheda on the Boyne

Drogheda is one of Ireland's oldest and most historical towns.

General Interest Web Sites

Irish Central

Also home to Irish Voice and Irish America Magazine - was launched in March, 2009, and immediately established its reputation as a one-of-a-kind website for the global Irish community.

Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi in Miramichi, N.B.

The city of Miramichi lies on both shores of the Miramichi River, long known for its legendary salmon fishing and unspoiled natural beauty. Historically, the name "Miramichi" referred to the entire river valley, as well as all of its towns and seaports.

Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick

This site is dedicated to the thousands of Irish emigrants who traveled the Atlantic in the early 19th Century and made New Brunswick their home.

We are Irish

Point St. Charles


Griffintown General Interest Discussion Group

St. Patrick Society in Montreal

St. Columban (Saint Colomban) Municipal Web Site (in French)

United Irish Societies of Montreal

Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University

The Cemetery Restoration General Site

A general site for anyone interested in Cemetery restoration

Bytown or Bust (Ottawa)

This site compiles genealogical information from pioneer families within about a 100 mile radius of Ottawa (including information about families that moved from St. Columban to the Ottawa (Bytown) area

Montreal History Links

A collection of links with historical information about Montreal

Morin Heights Historical Association/l’Association historique de Morin-Heights

The mission of the Morin Heights Historical Association is primarily to inform and involve our community in the awareness and preservation of all aspects of our natural and built heritage.

Sites where you can listen to Irish Radio Stations, live on the internet.

The Montreal Irish Radio Show

This site features a regular Montreal Irish talk show and includes archives of past shows

Midwest Irish Radio

The home of Irish music and culture 24 hours a day. We are a unique internet radio service that prides itself in promoting all things Irish - both in song and culture.


RTÉ is a Public Service Broadcaster, a non-profit making organisation owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland's cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and cost-effective free-to-air television, radio and online services, which are of the highest quality and are impartial, in accordance with RTÉ's statutory obligations