REM – The Irish Cemetery archaeology study
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REM – The Irish Cemetery archaeology study

The existence of a cemetery where 6,000 Irish immigrants were thought to be buried in 1847 was confirmed last November 2019 when archaeologists found bone fragments at a REM construction site in Pointe-Saint-Charles. The remains of 14 people were discovered and the historical significance of the area was confirmed. When the Victoria Bridge was built…

The Black Rock Or Irish Commemorative Stone
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The Black Rock Or Irish Commemorative Stone

by Dick Nieuwendyk   It is a huge, rugged, uneven boulder which came from the bed of the St. Lawrence River. Raised on its end, it stands ten feet high. Weather and more than a century’s grime have made it almost black. It looms up, massive and solemn. It stands on a grassy island on…