AOH: Annual Pilgrimage to Grosse-Ile and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Event Date: 
08/22/2015 - 09:00
Event Description ENG: 

Leaving: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.

From: Loblaws, 6600 rue Saint-Jacques (near Cavendish)

Return: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:00 P.M.

Price: $115.00 includes:
•Luxury Coach to Berthier sur Mer
•Leisurely Boat passage along the St. Lawrence and admission to Grosse Île.
•Light lunch
•Snack on the return trip

To book, or for more information, contact Victor Boyle, National President Ancient Order of Hibernians Canada (514) 928-7196

Grosse Île, Quebec was used as a quarantine station in Canada for more than a century. The tragedy that took place there in 1847 stemmed from the Great Irish Hunger, one of the pivotal events in the history of Ireland. Over 5,000 people died at sea, and 5,424 people were buried at Grosse Île.

On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians erected a 46 foot tall Celtic cross on Telegraph Hill, the highest point on the island, to commemorate the unlamented loss of life. The cross stands today, the eternal guardian over the hopes and dreams of those that came but did not leave.

Each year we make our pilgrimage to Grosse Île, saying mass at the Irish Cemetery to remember those lost.

Please – join us on August 22, 2015. All are welcome.

Room is available. Bring your heart and your imagination.

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