• New Books of Interest
    • Philip Donnelly launched his new book The Eyes That Shone - From Ireland to Canada in the 1950's at the residence of the Irish Ambassador. "It tells a story of one of the many Irish families who, over the years, came to Canada to start a new life and, through their hard work and determination, achieved great success in their adopted home." Published by General Store Publishing House, Renfrew ON and retails for $29.95
    • Kevin Dooley: The Angira Legacy and The Challenge. In these the second and third book of the Angira Trilogy, we meet people of the Anguish Diaspora. Angira is a fictional but recognizable Celtic island, home of crofters and miners, rough traditional and poor on the surface, rich, complex and ancient to those who know her. Retails for $22.95 and available online by contacting kevindooleyauthor@blogspot.com
    • Sharon Doyle Driedger – her new book An Irish Heart: How a Small Immigrant Community Shaped Canada is about the immigration to Canada in the 1840's by the Irish and their establishment of the thriving community of Griffintown in Montréal and the great contribution of the Irish to Canada. For more information contact info@benmcnallybooks.com or 416-361-0032
    • Mike Heenan launched his new book of poetry Urban Affairs and Country Matters March 18th at The Bytown Museum. Published by North Grenville News Press and retails for $10.00 and available from the author at mikeheenan@rogers.com or 613-230-4640
    • John J. Heney launched his new book John Heney & Son – The Canadian Saga of an Ottawa Irish Family at Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe in Nepean. Never before revealed, this richly-illustrated, surprise-filled tale tells our colourful local history, underpinning the impact of family life and commerce on early Ottawa and across a young Canada. Published by General Store Publishing House, Renfrew ON and retails for $29.95. Contact jjheney@netrover.com or 613-224-6888
    • Paul Mackan recently published his latest book Dream Girl Dream. Saralee is a stick-to-her-guns girl. It is fun, scary and funny, whether it is true or not is up to you. Enjoy. Available at www.publishamerica.net/product89202.html and retails for $16.95.
    • McCue, Craig - Rideau Whispers in Stone - the rich personal experiences of those who built and first worked North America's oldest active canal have been all but lost to history. Printed in 2009 by Rusali Publishing and available at localbookstores or at Friends of the Rideau web site www.rideaufriends.com at $19.95
    • Caroline Pignat's latest book Greener Green, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. Written by an Irish emigrant 160 years after The Famine, Greener Grass is a heroic story of courage, family and survival. It stokes the memory of a time that many have forgotten and captures the spirit of a people who deserve to be remembered. Availbale in bookstores or contact www.reddeerpress.com
  • Ottawa Irish Rugby Club is looking for new players to join the club. training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and league games are on Saturdays.
    For information see Ottawa Irish Rugby Club web site at www.ottawairishrugby.com
  • Youth Hurling Sundays - Ottawa Gaels
    Too cold out there? Keep your kids active indoors and we're looking for participants. Free introduction to the game. Boys and Girls ages 4 - 18. No experience required.
    Every Sunday 12 - 1 pm
    Boys and Girls Club, 2825 DuMaurier, Nepean
    What to bring: Helmet and shin pads if you have them if not, we will provide.
    Questions: e-mail to ottawahurling@gmail.com or Paula Macfarlane 613-867-9959
  • Graduate Scholarships
    Concordia University, School of Irish Studies, Montréal
    Address your application to the School of Canadian Irish Studies Graduate Scholarship Committee. Applications should consist of a project description, an outline of affiliation and involvement with the School of Canadian Irish Studies, a CV, and a short list of funding already received.

    School of Canadian Irish Studies Graduate Scholarship Committee
    School of Canadian Irish Studies
    Concordia University
    1455 De Maisonneuve West, H 1001
    Montréal, Québec H3G 1M8
    For more information, contact: cdnirish.fas@concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext. 8711.

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