L'histoire troublante du mémorial de Martindale attire les médias américains
  • Irish Studies Newsletter, Concordia, August 13, 2021.

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The New York-based electronic newsletter, Irish Central, has written an article on the complicated history of an Irish Famine Memorial in the Gatineau Hills, just north of the Ottawa National Capital Region.

The article highlights the role of Catholine Butler in creating a memorial to her Famine-era ancestors, and who also worked with her daughter, Maura De Freitas, to establish The Celtic Connection which served western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest for almost thirty years.

You can read the article in Irish Central here: click here >>.

Maura De Freitas, who is writing a memoir dealing with her Irish ancestors, has also provided additional information on this Famine Memorial site: click here >>

She has provided some photos associated with this site over the years:

JIM KELLY, the former Ambassador of Ireland to Canada, speaking in 2016 at the Martindale Pioneer Cemetery about the deep connection between Ireland and its Diaspora. This was his first community event upon arrival in Canada and he is now posted with UN in New York City.
EITHNE O'KANE, the Belfast-born artist who designed the magnificent Celtic Cross at Martindale Pioneer Cemetery in Low, Quebec following the official unveiling on September 19, 1982.
ARTWORK of the Martindale Pioneer Cemetery by Jose De Freitas.
ELAINE GANNON is pictured above with Father Larry McCormick of St. Patrick's Basilica in Ottawa and Jim Kelly the Ambassador of Ireland to Canada at the Martindale Pioneer Cemetery on on September 19, 2016.

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