10 Facts About Irish Quebecers


Irish Quebecers are residents of the Canadian province of Quebec who have Irish ancestry.

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In 1757, Governor Pierre Rigaud de Vaudreuil raised an Irish Quebecers company consisting of deserters and prisoners of war who had served with the enemy British army; this company returned to France after the war.

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In Quebec, most Irish Quebecers Catholics settled close to the harbour in the Lower Town working in the shipyards and on the wharves.

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Irish Quebecers became heavily involved in political life and newspaper publishing in Montreal.

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The Irish Quebecers Stone remains at the bridge entrance to commemorate the tragedy.

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The Irish Quebecers would go on to settle permanently in the close-knit working-class neighbourhoods of Pointe-Saint-Charles and Griffintown, working in the nearby flour mills, factories, and sugar refineries.

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Irish Quebecers Protestants used the Orange Order to assert British rule in Ireland and Canada, and espoused anti-Catholic views.

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D'Arcy McGee, an Irish Quebecers Montrealer serving as a Cabinet Minister in the Great Coalition Government, strongly opposed both the Orange Order and Fenians.

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Irish Quebecers worked as a Cabinet Minister within the Great Coalition government to ensure that the rights of Catholics were protected in the new Confederation of provinces in British North America in 1867.

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One of the greatest influences the Irish Quebecers had and still have on their new compatriots is within music.

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