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Irish Palatines in Ontario Tour Update: Open Tour Functions

The following functions during the Tour are open to those who wish to meet with the persons participating in the Irish Palatines in Ontario Tour 2013. Space at these functions is limited so we ask that anyone who would like to attend advise us in advance in order to reserve your spot. Location information will be given to those who RSVP. Also if a meal is served, there will be a cost, which is noted below. Please note that this list is subject to minor changes.

St. Mary’s Day: Saturday, September 7, 2013

  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch in Kirkton with the Doupé family
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Tour of Kirkton Union Cemetery by Roy Doupé

Cost: $10.00

RSVP to: Carolyn Heald – carolyn.heald[@]sympatico.ca

Brock Township Day: Sunday, September 8, 2013

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch with Wilfrid, Brock Township, hosted by Shiers and other Palatine families from the Brock Township Are
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Show and Tell of artifacts from the area’s early Irish Palatine immigrants

Cost: $10.00

RSVP to: Dorothy Shier – dkshier[@]live.ca

Viamede Day: Monday, September 9, 2013

  • 9:00 – 12:00 pm – Genealogy open house at the Viamede Resort
    • Tips on Researching your family (computer will be available)
    • Meet other Irish Palatines and share family stories and genealogical information

There will also be a presentation by Austin Bovenizer (Director and Chairperson of the Irish Palatine Association in Rathkeale, Ireland).

Lunch will be available at the individual’s cost. The research room will be available all day.

RSVP to: Phyllis Chapmansig-ip2010[@]rogers.com

Ottawa Valley Day: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • 11:30 – 1:30 pm – Pakenham – meet local Palatines – followed by lunch

Cost: $10.00

RSVP to: Mary Wallaceswitzerdolmage[@]aol.com

Prescott Day: Friday, September 13, 2013

  • 3:00 pm – Visit the Blue Church in Prescott, the Cemetery and the Barbara Heck Monument
  • 5:00 pm – Evening talks and dinner in Charlieville, near Maynard.
    • Meet and mix with interested local people and exchange genealogical info
    • Present Irish Palatine story with Prescott emphasis
    • Discuss IPA and the IP materials at Rathkeale museum in Ireland, etc.
  • 6:30 pm – Light Dinner

Cost: $15.00

RSVP to: Myrtle Johnsonmyrtleejohnston[@]gmail.com

Adolphustown Day: Sunday, September 15, 2013

  • 10:30 – 11:30 pm – Hay Bay Church – Adolphustown – tour of church and a service
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

Cost: $10.00

RSVP to: Mary Wallaceswitzerdolmage[@]aol.ca

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