In her books, published by Dundurn of Toronto, Lucille describes the great Irish influx to Canada which began from the eighteenth century. The first book deals with Atlantic Canada and the second covers Ontario and Quebec.
ONTARIO AND QUEBEC'S IRISH PIONEERS;
FARMERS, LABOURERS AND LUMBERJACKS
Published in 2018
The book tells the story of the great number of Irish immigrants who came to live in Ontario and Quebec during the nineteenth century. By 1871 the Irish were the largest immigrant group in most parts of Canada. They founded many communities and had a huge impact on Canada's economic development.
The book gives details of the many Irish pioneer communities that formed and explains the factors which brought people together in the various locations. Detailed maps show where Irish settlers were concentrated in Ontario and Quebec while details of the ships which brought them across the Atlantic are also provided.
The book has been reviewed by John Reid in his blog Anglo-Celtic Connections. He described the book as "a valuable addition to the literature on the topic for those looking to understand their own family in the contextof the broader Irish immigration to Quebec and Ontario".
If you want to read the review click here.