Two Irish Montreal Excursions Walking Tours
Irish Montreal Excursions Walking Tours – Montrealers are in for a new treat this St. Patrick’s Day! Irish Montreal Excursions Walking Tours is run by Irish Montreal Excursions a new tour company that visits Irish sites of interest in the City of Montreal and beyond. Founded by Donovan King, a professional actor, teacher, tour guide and historian, Irish Montreal Excursions is beginning its operation with two walking tours:
1. The Irish Famine in Montreal Walking Tour. Saturday, March 18 @ 9 a.m. Starts in front of Pointe-à-Callière Museum (350 Place Royale) and ends at Black Rock on Bridge Street. 2 hour duration. $20.
2. Irish History in Montreal Walking Tour. Sunday, March 26 @ 1 p.m. Starts in front of Old Dublin Pub (636 Cathcart Street) and ends at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Church (400 St Paul Street E.). 2 hour duration. $20.
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The walking tours were created, according to King, “Because there is such a rich history of the Irish in Montreal, who actually built much of the city. The Irish have storytelling in their blood. These walking tours are a great way to learn about forgotten stories while visiting the actual sites where Irish Montreal history unfolded.”
The walking tours visit forgotten Famine cemeteries, ruins of old religious institutions, Irish watering-holes, churches and basilicas, the Lachine Canal and forgotten neighborhoods like Little Dublin and Paper Hill.
Irish Montreal Excursions is planning to develop other excursions in the future, such as Irish pub crawls, sporting and music events, cemetery visits, bus tours to Irish sites outside of Montreal and maybe even guided trips to Ireland.
Feature image: Donovan King Irish walking tours