Montreal walking tour to the Irish Black rock
Irish Black rock – For 150 years, Montreal’s Irish community has joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians as they remember the more than 6,000 victims of the Great Hunger, buried in what is now an industrial zone at the foot of the Victoria Bridge. This year, the Walk to the Stone is scheduled on May 28.
Irish Montreal Excursions is offering the Irish Famine in Montreal Walking Tour on Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. to complement the annual Walk to the Stone by providing in-depth history about the Irish Famine’s impact on Montreal in 1847.
Led by professional actor, history teacher and tour guide Donovan King, The Irish Famine in Montreal Walking Tour reveals forgotten history in the city and visits key sites associated with this tragedy, such as the locations of wharves, fever sheds, hospitals and burial grounds. The walking tour supports efforts by the Irish Monument Park Foundation to establish a commemorative park on the gravesite of over 6000 Irish Famine refugees.
When: Saturday, May 27 @ 1 p.m. (120 minutes)
Where: This excursions starts in front of Pointe-à-Callière Museum (350 Place Royale)
and ends at the Black Rock on Bridge Street.
Cost: $20 (payable on site at the start of the tour)
Reservations: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us your name and the number of tickets you would like to reserve.
On Sunday, May 28 at noon, marchers will gather outside St. Gabriel’s Church at 2157 Centre St. in Point St. Charles. The Annual Walk to the Stone is organized by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and is supported by the Irish Monument Park Foundation and Global Irish Famine Commemoration.