L-R: Back Row: Brian Hanley, Cormac Moore, Donal Fallon; Frontrow: Maeve Casserly, Cathy Scuffil, Darragh Gannon (click to enlarge)The centenary of the Rising saw unprecedented engagement with history in the city as hundreds of thousands of citizens, visitors and community groups remembered this pivotal moment in Ireland's history.
QUÉBEC CITY, June 15, 2017 – – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, attended the launch of the 2017 programming and took the opportunity to announce their financial support for the Corporation des fêtes historiques de Québec for the 21st edition of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France.
The following announcement was written by Unclaimed Persons:
Every life is worth remembering, and this month Unclaimed Persons (UP) celebrates its ninth anniversary helping to unite the remains of deceased individuals with their next of kin.
Alone in death and tucked away on dark shelves or cold gurneys in morgues across the country, thousands of deceased individuals whose names are known to coroners, medical examiners, and a handful of friends have no known family members to claim their remains.
As you'd expect from this increasingly high profile international event, the speakers are top-class and they'll be presenting a wide-ranging programme of lectures, with something for everyone from dna novices right the way through to experts.
The three lectures (Ireland in 1917 | What was the War of Independence? | What was the Civil War?) will be held at Central Library and Dublin City Library & Archive (the only locations where the series is presented at lunchtime – 1pm), and twelve branch library locations.