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Irish History
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The Irish in Quebec

In a recent article in The Montreal Gazette, writer Warren Perley pointed out that "statistics support the prevalent role the Irish have played throughout Canada. Six of Montreal's mayors have been Irish. Up to 4 million Canadians are believed to be of Irish descent and as many as 40 per cent of French-speaking Quebecers can trace some Irish ancestry." Given these facts, it is understandable that some of the most colorful Irish history in Canada has occured in the province of Quebec.

Articles About the Irish in Quebec

Grosse Isle: The Holocaust Revisited

The Irish in Quebec by Marianna O'Gallagher

The Irish in Quebec: An Introduction to the Historiography, Followed by An Annotated Bibliography on the Irish in Quebec by Robert J. Grace

Beaurivage: The Development of an Irish Ethnic Identity in Rural Quebec: 1820-1860 by D. Aidan McQuillan