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Irish Heritage Quebec visits Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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Photo: John O’Connor

Members of Irish Heritage Quebec gather around the large Celtic cross that was erected on Grosse Île in 1909.

Twenty-two members of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) went on an excursion to Grosse Île on Saturday, August 5. After visiting the great stone cross, we went to the newer memorial where the names of those who died on the island are etched in glass. We later took the trolley tour to the lazaretto and finally visited the immigrant reception area.