Montrealers honoured for work preserving sacred Irish burial ground

For over a decade, a dedicated team of volunteers has fought tirelessly to preserve the burial ground of 6,000 Irish migrants who perished after their arrival in the 1800s.

At the time, 70,000 Irish refugees arrived in Montreal after leaving their homeland during the potato famine. Many died of typhus either on the boats or once they arrived.

The group’s hard work was recognized with the Richard Evans Award from the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network.

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