IRISH HERITAGE QUEBEC
HÉRITAGE IRLANDAIS QUÉBEC
Monday, March 13 at 19:30- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry.
Wilson Price will give a presentation entitled THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARY AUGUSTA WILSON.
Mary Wilson’s travels to Québec took years and covered a wide territory ranging from Limerick across the broad Atlantic and through Chicago and Vero Beach.
War in Afghanistan, Green/Orange riots in Ireland, racial conflicts in the USA – she was close to all of these events and more.
Her descendant, Wilson Price, tells her story with the aid of old photographs, documents, public records and the odd history book.
The presentation covers Mary Wilson’s quiet life, some would say luxury, in Ireland, immigration to the United States, new world discrimination against the Irish, a family alone on a deserted island and the move north to a new life.
Members and friends are invited.
Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.
For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.
Wilson Price graduated from St Patrick’s High School in 1959.
St. Pat’s gave him the knowledge and work habits needed to obtain a B.ScA. in Engineering Physics at Université Laval as well as MSc and PhD degrees in industrial engineering at the University of Birmingham, England.
1145 Av De Salaberry,
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