16 March 2013

QFHS Celebrating Our Irish Roots Day

On Wednesday, March 20 join Quebec Family History Society members Sharon Callaghan and Kelley O'Rourke for coffee, tea, and informal conversation to talk about Ireland and ancestors who came from there.

Celebrating Our Irish Roots Day is from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire.
Sharon is a lecturer and author of the book, "Paths of Opportunity," a portrayal of the Irish Montreal experience of one family who arrived in Quebec in the 1840s at the start of The Famine. Kelley was a member of a small group of dedicated volunteers who played a significant role in restoring the St. Columban Cemetery, a predominantly Irish cemetery in the Lower Laurentians.

Bring a coffee mug, a friend, your own favourite books and resources on Ireland that have helped you in your research, or just bring yourself.

Open to QFHS members and the public. Admission is free.  Visit  http://www.qfhs.ca/events.php

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