On March 17 2013, the Irish Memorial Committee announced its plans to erect a memorial in Lamoureux Park and much has taken place in this past year.
The location of the memorial has been determined; it will be located on west side of the Wood House Museum on museum property.
The memorial will be slightly over 8 feet in height and will have an inscription in English, French and Gaelic, commemorating the events of the summer of 1847 when 234 Irish Famine immigrants arrived in Cornwall suffering from typhoid. Fifty-two of those affected died over the June-to-October period in 1847.
At this point, the Committee has raised over $8000 towards its goal. These donations have come from individuals in the community and the recent appeal to businesses in the community.
We are now making our final appeal to the citizens and businesses of Cornwall to help put the fundraising campaign over the top.
The proposed date of dedication of the monument is October 2014 when the Celtic Cross monument will become a lasting memorial to this important moment in the history of the city of Cornwall and the event that had the greatest loss of life in the history of Cornwall.
Donations can be made by cheque to the S.D.& G. Historical Society, P.O. Box 773, Cornwall ON K6H 5T5
For further information, please contact Katie Burke at 613-933-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Josie Donnelly at email@example.com