Some very Irish sounding settlement names which were named from the Irish settlers in the area are found in the Kindersley Gen Web Region such as D'Arcy, Marengo, and McGee. Also in southern Saskatchewan Moose Jaw are Limerick, and Shamrock. The city of Regina, Regina Gen Web Region, had Irish settlers as well. Kamsack Gen Web Region has an Irish influence at Sturgis. The Irish at Young, and the city of Saskatoon are part of the Saskatoon Gen Web Region. Lloydminster Gen Web Region saw some Irish come to Canwood, Mullingar, and Clonfert.|
Protestants from Ulster came to Canada and there were Catholics from Ireland. In the late 1800s the campaign of the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood of Ireland was to overthrow Britain. From 1865-1871, American Irish (The Fenians) invaded Canada, a British Colony. Due to an anti-emigration society in Ireland, many Irish that emigrated in 1904 went to the U.S.A. and not to Canada.
Ireland Reaching Out "Have you Irish ancestors? Do you know where your people come from in Ireland? If you are of Irish Heritage, and would like to connect with the Irish parish community from where your people first came, please register with us! Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) is a multi-award-winning
Irish government sponsored initiative established to help people of Irish heritage abroad connect with the Irish parish from where either they or their ancestors first originated in Ireland. Discover your Irish Roots and connect with your ancestral community in Ireland"
Saskatchewan and the Emerald Isle ~ an article submitted for Saskatchewan Gen Web E-magazine
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