Arrival of Irish settlers in the Margarees area - Margaree Valley - Nova Scotia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 16.584 W 060° 57.744
20T E 656987 N 5126775
Quick Description: This plaque commemorates the arrival of more than two hundred men, women and children from Ireland to settle throughout the Margarees from the very early 1800's to the 1840's.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/5/2020 11:08:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM12DHA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque which is located at the entrance to the Land-O-Law Provincial Park.

From the very early 1800's to the 1840's
more than two hundred men, women and children
arrived from Ireland to settle throughout the Margarees,
in particular the Lake-O-Law District.

Dissatisfied with economic, social
and political conditions after
the unsuccessful rebellion of the 1798,
individuals and entire families
came seeking better living conditions
and new opportunities.

These pioneers and their descendants
have contributed much to the
economic and social growth
of this community.

This plaque was erected in 2002 by the
Margaree area development association with the
assistance of the Province of Nova Scotia.
Who placed it?: Margaree area development association with the assistance of the Province of Nova Scotia

When was it placed?: 2002

Who is honored?: Irish Immigrants who came to Nova Scotia from the early 1800's to the 1840's.

Website about the Monument: Not listed

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