Celebrating the forgotten Irish

Author: GREG QUILL | Date: 21 June, 2007 Source: The Toronto Star

The Irish in Toronto got short shrift.

Of 38,000 who came here during the great famine of the 1847, and of the two million who died at home or were lost in waves of forced migration to North America over the next 20 years, little evidence remains in this part of the world – till now, 160 years after the fact – of the 11,000 starving souls who died in harbourside “fever sheds” where they were herded on arrival.

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