The documentary Famine Irish by Kevin Moynihan was screened on Wednesday, September 13, at Hurley’s Irish Pub. Drinks and a selection of finger foods were on offer and after the showing a Q and A was conducted with Mr. Moynihan and other key players, such as Victor Boyle and Fergus Keyes, who are active in the Irish Monument Foundation.
A special thank-you is in order for Lynn Doyle, Antoine Maloney and Tim Hine who ensured this important screening was made available to the Irish community and other interested parties.
Note on this film: This 47-minute documentary explores Canada’s compassion in welcoming the 109,000 Irish emigrants fleeing the Great Famine in 1847. The film visits Grosse Île, Montreal and Toronto to understand how the memorials to the Irish Famine help to tell the story of courage and compassion on the part of Canada’s First Responders.
Reminder – Grosse Île; The Musical
Members in the Montreal area or members who missed it in Quebec City may wish to go see Grosse Île; The Musical, a play by John Halpin, Margaret Forrest and Hubert Radoux based on the tragedy on Grosse Île in 1847. It will be playing at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall at Concordia University with the support of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies. Evening performances on October 27-28 and November 3-4 will be at 20:00. Afternoon performances on October 29 and November 5 will be at 14:00.