Welcome to the Irish to Canada website which provides information on Canada's early Irish settlers.  If you want to learn more about Irish immigration to a particular province follow the links on this page.


The material is based on three Irish immigration to Canada books written by Dr. Lucille H. Campey. The first book covers the Irish pioneers of Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland), the second deals with the Irish who settled in Ontario and Quebec and the third gives an overview for the whole of Canada, including the Prairies and British Columbia.


For further details follow the link to The Books.



The books have much useful information including maps, ships lists, and some passenger lists. Through them you will discover:

  • why your ancestors left Ireland when they did,
  • where in Canada they settled,
  • why they came,
  • and possibly the ship they sailed in.


Click on the different provinces to learn more.


In 2018 Lucille talked about her second book on Irish Radio Canada. If you want to listen to the talk click here. That same year she gave a lecture to  The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO). The lecture was recorded and you van see it if you click here


In addition to her three books on Irish immigration to Canada, Lucille has written three books on the English www.englishtocanada.com and eight books on the Scots, www.scotstocanada.com.ovinces, follow the links to explore this web-site simply follow 

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