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2017, 746 p., size 8” X 10”, soft cover, glossy paper
The Industrial Revolution, overpopulation and the great potato famine led to the massive exodus of millions of Irish people. Seeking refuge around the globe, the Irish were able to take root in all the key sectors of our society.
The Irish Tradition reveals the significant impact Irish influence has had on the foundation and development of the New World, specifically in Canada. Thomas Cahill’s book “How the Irish saved civilization” served as a testimonial of Ireland’s contributions, starting from the fall of Rome up to the rise of medieval Europe. Tim Pat Coogan’s “Wherever green is worn” explores the considerable impact the Irish have had on political, religious, academic and other institutions, especially in Europe (UK), USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Latin America and in the Caribbean.
Unique in its scope, this book covers the ways the Irish have shown their resilience and have stood out throughout the generations in Canada. It shows how local, provincial, national and international figures have left their mark on the New World. It also highlights their spirit as they sought to improve their lives and contribute to society through their knowledge, leadership and ingenuity.
Through companies and major institutions, they have been able to positively influence and develop their communities. The Irish identity is forged by the many Canadian and international achievers of Irish ancestry in fields as diverse as exploration (McClure, McClintock), the fur trade (Connolly), business (Caldwell, Reford, Kenny, Austin, McMaster, Richardson, Eaton, Booth, Edward and Thomas Edward Kenny, James and Albert William Austin, Holt, Meredith, McCain, Burns, Shaughnessy, Meighen, Sifton, Price, McLaughlin, Smith, McConnell, MacMillan, McCormick, Molson, Donohue, Joyce, Petty, Monahan, Boivin, Cribb and many others), politics (Carleton, Uniacke, Baldwin, D’Arcy McGee, Shehyn, Riel, Lougheed, Power, Duplessis), diplomatic and military operations (Alleyn, De Chastelain, Duchesneau), religious activities (Burke, McLoughlin, Inglis, Cleary, Lynch, O’Reilly, McMahon, O’Bready), scientific development (Macoun, Hingston, Bowles, Marconi, Ahearn, Kerwin), heritage preservation (O’Gallagher), humanitarian support (Nugent, Smith) as well as literature (Barry, Nelligan) and music (McCartney, Travers).
A major, worldwide event that truly represents the rich culture of Ireland is the St.Patrick’s parade; the oldest and most unique of which is held in Montreal every year.
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