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The Gazette Letter: Sprucing up the Black Rock site would attract tourists

By Leo Delaney, Chairman, Jeanie Johnston Educational Foundation, Montreal - July 7, 2014

Re: “An Irish memorial park at Black Rock” (Your Views, July 3)

Jason King of Dublin gives a welcoming support for a memorial park around the Black Rock. The memorial remembers famine victims, the Montrealers such as the then mayor who died caring for the sick and the several hundred thousand who passed through our city during the Famine years.

Read the full story . . .

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Letter+Sprucing+Black+Rock+site+wo...

JOIN US IN THE WALK TO THE STONE ON SUNDAY, MAY 31st 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDERS NOW FOR SUNDAY, MAY 31st , BETWEEN ABOUT NOON AND 2PM TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR MONTREAL IRISH MONUMENT PARK FOUNDATION PROJECT !!!

As many of you know, on the last Sunday in May, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) organizes a “Walk to the Stone” to honour and remember the more than 6000 immigrants that died and were buried around the Black Rock in 1847. And, this year, the AOH has graciously agreed to allow us to tag alone in support of building a beautiful green Cultural Park in the area. The Walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 31st 2015.

Irish Famine Memorial Day

An interesting video concerning:

Irish Famine Memorial Day

https://vimeo.com/127525326

The Gazette Letter: Support from Ireland for a memorial park at the Black Rock

By Jason King, Dublin Ireland - The Gazette July 1, 2014

Re: “An Irish Memorial Park” (Opinion, June 27)

I am writing to express my support for the Montreal Irish Monument Foundation’s campaign to create a memorial park at the Black Rock in Point-St-Charles.

Read the full story . . .

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Letter+Support+from+Ireland+memorial+park+Black+Rock/9990225/story.html 

The Gazette Opinion: An Irish Memorial Park at the Black Rock

By Fergus Keyes – June 27th 2014

In Montreal’s Calcutta-like hot summer of 1847, large numbers of Irish immigrants were arriving in the city. Many had ship fever (typhus) and as result, approximately 6,000 men, women and children died and were buried in the area around the Montreal side of the Victoria Bridge.

Read the full story . . .

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Opinion+Irish+Memorial+Park+Black+Rock/9977573/story.html

Mayor of Montreal Supports our Project

BREAKING NEWS! OUR MAYOR FULLY SUPPORTS OUR PROJECT; PROMISES “TO DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN”; AND AGREES TO BE OUR “CHAMPION” !!!

Yesterday, Monday, May 11th, a few of us were invited to meet directly with our Mayor of Montreal – Mr. Denis Coderre, about the project.

Famine Archive - History of Family Project

THE HEREOS OF THE ROCK

BY FERGUS V. KEYES

Saint Colomban - Irish Heritage Day - August 29th

The very 1st Irish Heritage Day at Saint-Colomban is just about a month away

(Saturday, August 29th 2015).

 

Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us. In the meantime, here is an updated program (in French). As well as the new update brochure in both English and French.

Video Clips from Our Walk to the Stone on June 14th 2015

Thanks to George McRae from the Point.ca Website for adding the Video clips of our recent Walk to the Stone which can viewed at:

http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/1KIDTdjl/1/6931792

WALK POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 14th !!!!!

MAJOR PROBLEM WITH OUR “WALK TO THE STONE” AND SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT SCHEDULED FOR MAY 31st – THE WALK HAS BEEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 14th !!!

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