The Annual Irish Pilgrimmage to Gross-Ile, Quebec, memorial sight to thousands of Irish emigrants who perished on the journey to Canada during the Great Famine, is taking place Saturday, August 6, 2005.
The event includes the luxury coach trip to Quebec City, a 45 min. ferry ride to the island of Gross-Ile, lots of Irish history, folklore and trivia and of course admission to the memorial site. The event will not only be a chance to pay hommage to those who lost their lives on the journey to the promised land, but in the true Irish tradition, one hell of a shin-dig as well!
The event is being organized by the Montreal chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a group that has been in existence since the middle-ages and whose modern purpose is to preserve the Irish culture and heritage in North America.
The group will meet in N.D.G. and leave EARLY on the morning of the 6th - 6:00 a.m. to be exact, so if you're not a morning person you had better be dedicated! The cost of the trip, including all that was mentioned above is $70.00 CAD. It is well worth every penny I assure you, and, all proceeds go to helping the AOH continue to be a helping and positive presence in not only the Irish community but all of Montreal. If you are interested, or for more information about the trip or the AOH please contact Victor Boyle (514) 928-7196 or INFO@AOH-MONTREAL.COM