Connecting the dots of the Irish diaspora

The Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation is thrilled to announce our participation in extending the Global Irish Famine Way to Canada!  This meaningful project commemorates the journey of Irish emigrants during the Great Famine, with bronze shoes installed at significant historic sites along the Famine Trail, spanning from Ireland to Canada, the US, and Australia.

As part of this initiative, commemorative Bronze Shoes will be placed at various sites across the Atlantic. While the Bronze Shoes are currently en route from Galway and will soon arrive in St. John’s, NL, where our foundation Secretary, Lynn Doyle will be there amongst other recipients from across Canada to welcome them. We’re excited to symbolically receive them this year until a permanent place is ready once the memorial park is finished.

In Quebec, several cemeteries, including Grosse Ile, the Black Rock, Sillery, and Saint-Colomban, are part of the Famine Way Project. Each site holds profound historical significance, serving as a poignant reminder of the hardships endured by famine refugees. Let’s join together to honor their legacy, more details coming soon!