“Ontario and Quebec’s Irish Pioneers” by researcher and historian Dr. Lucille H. Campey, the follow up to 2016’s “Atlantic Canada’s Irish Immigrants: A Fish and Timber Story" and second book of her Irish in Canada series. The compelling story of Canada’s Irish pioneers, revealing the enormous scope of their achievements.
Beginning in the eighteenth century, an increasing number of Irish
people sought the better life that Ontario and Quebec offered. Set free
from the stifling economic and social constraints that held them back in
their homeland, they prospered. And yet, strangely enough, they
continue to be mourned as victims.
In this second book of the
Irish in Canada series, Lucille Campey takes on the victim-ridden
mythology of destitute Irish immigrants fleeing the famine of the 1840s.
In fact, the Irish influx to Quebec and Ontario began a century
Comprehensive and extensive research has been distilled
to produce an informative and lively account of this great immigration
saga, whose roots date back to the time of the British Conquest of New
France in 1763.
The book is a rethinking of the history of Irish immigration to early Canada. In it, Dr. Campey takes on the doom mongers who paint Irish immigrants to early Canada as destitute people fleeing famine in the 19th century. Instead Dr. Campey argues that Irish immigration began a century earlier and is a story of well-organized pioneers who flourished in their new country.
The Railway Children
The Railway Children is presented by Ursula Ledwith, and produced & edited by Amanda Gunning, with sound by Kyle McCallan.
The Railway Children a 5-part radio series which tells the history of the railway in Athlone, as well as the stories of the railway workers and their families.
We will be presenting the 5 episodes over the coming weeks.
Thanks to Athlone Community Radio for permission to share this series.
One of Ireland’s best loved and hardest working bands, The Coronas are set to return to North America for their biggest series of shows ever. Having completed two tours that included 11 sold out shows in support of their fifth and latest album, TRUST THE WIRE, the upcoming series of shows will include larger venues along with several high profile music festivals.
Tuesday, Sept. 25--The Gateway, Calgary, AB, Canada
Wednesday, Sept. 26--Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Friday, Sept. 28--Vogue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thursday, October 18--Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada