Remembering Grosse Ile

The film

Remembering a Memory, produced by Ronald Rudin (Concordia University) and directed by Robert McMahon (Royal Ontario Museum) explores the various stories inspired by the immense Celtic Cross constructed in 1909 on Grosse-Île , a tiny island near Quebec City, which is the site of the largest cemetery outside Ireland connected with the Potato Famine of the 1840s. This film reflects on how and why the memories evoked by Grosse-Île have so dramatically shifted over the past century.


A stone from the AOH Celtic Cross on Grosse Ile, Quebec and donated by Marianna O’Gallagher R.I.P., formally of Quebec City and transferred by Former Irish Ambassador to Canada Declan Kelly to Archbishop of Vancouver, Michael Miller at a ceremony at Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC in October 2009, is currently on display at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church Coquitlam, B.C.

The stone will be placed at the proposed Ireland Canada Monument in Vancouver.

The Monument Committee is very grateful to Fr. Patrick  Tepoorten, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima for his assistance.