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The Irish Pilgrimage to Grosse Isle


When: Monday, 15 August - Wednesday, 17 August 2016

What: Grosse Isle is the largest Irish cemetery outside of Ireland. It served as a quarantine station during the Great Starvation, 1846 – 1852. Between 5,000 and 20,000 Irish people are buried there. In 1909, a Celtic Cross Monument was erected in memory of the victims. It is the largest of its kind in North America. Over the last 20 years, the island has been restored to reflect the era of the Great Starvation and has been opened as a National Historical Site.

Tour Itinerary: Click Here

Language: This pilgrimage is designed to accommodate Irish language speakers and learners.  Beginners are welcome.

Honorary Guide: The honorary guide of the tour of Grosse Isle will be Pádraig Ó Laighin.  Pádraig was a key player in the campaign which represented the views of Irish-Canadians in the development of the National Historical Site in 1997.  Pádraig is also extremely well known as the driving force in the organization "Stádas" which obtained official working status for the Irish Language in the European Union in 2007.

Further Information: Aralt, kenny-h@rmc.ca, (613) 731-1857

See Irish Language version of this announcement and registration page at: Click Here

Where:  Grosse Isle, - Montmagny, Québec G5V 1B6 - View Map

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