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A Place for all

The Park Foundation undertook extensive consultations from 2017 through to 2020 with the Ville de Montreal, Hydro-Quebec, the Southwest Borough, consulting firms and other interested parties to arrive at a preliminary design for the memorial park that was unanimously accepted by all.

For more details, please look to the webinar of March 18th 2021 which is featured on this website.

The Irish Monument Park will commemorate the Irish who lost their lives in Montreal in the aftermath of the Famine. It will be a sanctuary to protect the sacred ground and the 6,000 souls who lie there and will pay tribute to the many Montrealers who came to their aid.

A place of profound significance, the park will provide a gathering place for the local Irish community, a place of pilgrimage for the global Irish diaspora and an important place to visit for those interested in this chapter of Montreal’s and Quebec’s history.

We expect to be able to fully complete the final designs and models by late 2024.

Construction on the park will begin in 2027-28 once the Hydro-Quebec sub-station is completed (2024) and the Ville de Montreal redirects Bridge Street and repurposes la rue des Irlandais (2026-27).

Maps of the site:

 

Project Updates

GLOBAL IRISH FAMINE WAY

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...

The MIMPF has the opportunity to speak about the project to An Tánaiste, Micheál Martin (Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland)

At this year’s St. Patrick’s Luncheon, the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation was pleased to present signed copies of Alan Hustak’s new book called wrote ‘One Long Line of Marvel’ that highlights the history of the 200 years of St. Patrick’s Parades in Montreal to both the An Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and the Irish Ambassador to Canada.

Irish Ambassador mentions recent initial donation of $ 200,000 for the planning stage of the project

On Wednesday, March 20th 2024, representatives of the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation, as well as, representatives of other Montreal Irish groups etc. were invited to attend the annual St. Patrick’s reception at the residence of the Ambassador of Ireland – in Ottawa.

Academia

Academic Papers and Archives

The following academic papers and archives are related to the Famine of 1847-48 in Montreal and efforts to protect and preserve the burial ground where 6000+ typhus victims are buried:

NUI Galway Virtual Irish Famine Archive curated by Dr. Jason King.

Montreal’s Ship Fever Monument” by Dr. Colin McMahon.

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