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The Irish Commemorative Stone

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The Black Rock continues to be a significant icon, particularly within the Montreal Irish community, led by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Canada. Each year at the end of May, the Canadian Irish community hosts a walk from St. Gabriel's Church in Pointe St. Charles to the stone to commemorate those lives that were lost.

The Irish Commemorative Stone (also known as the Black Rock) monument in Montreal commemorates the deaths of 6,000 Irish immigrants to Canada during the famine immigration.

Officially named the Irish Commemorative Stone, it is more commonly known as the Black Rock.