THE IRISH TO CANANDA BOOK PAGE

 

 

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.

 

ATLANTIC CANADA'S IRISH IMMIGRANTS

A FISH AND TIMBER STORY

Published in 2016

 

 

 

The book provides new insights on how, why and when Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island came to acquire their Irish settlers. Using wide-ranging documentary and statistical sources, it identifies the areas of Ireland from which people came and traces their locations to the four provinces. It provides details of 780 sea crossings from Ireland to New Brunswick, 165 crossings to Nova Scotia and 85 crossings to Prince Edward Island and includes maps for the four provinces showing Irish settlement locations. 

 

In his blog, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections, John Reid wrote that the book was "a mine of information for the family historian," while the Ontario Genealogical Society's reviews editor described it as being "of immense help in understanding the settlement patterns of the Irish in the Atlantic Provinces - an excellent work, and well-recommended".

 

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.

 

Obtaining these books

 

All of Lucille's books have been published by Dundurn of Toronto. They are available as either printed books or e-books. In case of problems please contact the Dundurn Group at www.dundurn.com.