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Rediscovering St. John the Evangelist Cemetery

rahce.jpgSt. John the Evangelist Cemetery dates back to 1845, but over the years, its exact location was lost and the site largely forgotten. Canon Harold Brazel went searching for the cemetery in the 1980s, but never found the spot. Steve Cameron, co-founder of the Irish heritage and history group Coirneal Cealteach, recently took up the search and found exactly where it was located, on St. Margaret's Range. He took our Rachelle Solomon there to see what remains and to talk about the history of Irish settlers in the region.
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The Craig's Road in St-Sylvestre

578657_437178739656724_638317450_n.jpgIn the early 1800s, the Craig's Road opened the province to new immigrants, connecting Quebec City to Boston. Earlier this year, in June, the municipality of St-Sylvestre designated a 200m dirt road an historical site, identifying that it is indeed an original section of that historic route. Steve Cameron, co-founder of the Irish historical and heritage group Coirneal Cealteach, took the CBC's Rachelle Solomon for a drive along Route 269 and then a walk along the re-discovered site.
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Coirneal Cealteach: Preserving Irish History


Steve Cameron is a co-founder of Coirneal Cealteach, an Irish history and heritage group based in Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière. Coirneal Cealteach means Celtic corner and it's also the name given to the site of the Celtic cross that stands in Sainte-Agathe. Fueled by a passion for preserving the history of their ancestors, the volunteers who make up the group are putting up physical markers to ensure future generations know this province's Irish history. Before taking the CBC's Rachelle Solomon on a tour of two re-discovered heritage sites, Steve Cameron talked about researching the stories in the region.

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