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 provided by Dr. Lucille H. Campey who has produced two major books on Irish immigration to Canada.
The first book, published in 2016, deals with the Irish pioneers of Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland)
The second book, to be published in September, 2018, deals with the Irish who settled in Ontario and Quebec. A third book covering the Irish in the Prairies and British Columbia follows in 2020. 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:
Click on the different provinces to learn more.
Lucille will be giving talks in Ottawa and in Toronto in September.
She will be speaking to The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) on Saturday September 8 at 10.00 am in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. If you wish to attend please contact BIFHSGO.
In Toronto she will be speaking to the Ontario Genealogical Society Irish Special Interest Group on Tuesday September 11 at 7.00 pm in Lansing United Church, 49 Bogart Avenue, Toronto. If you wish to attend please contact the OGS.