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The threads between linen and the Irish in Portneuf

Marika Wheeler was recently in Portneuf. That's where she has pulled together some of the connections between Irish settlement and the region's history of linen.

To begin with, the town of Portneuf is celebrating its 150 year anniversary, including a special exhibit on Irish settlement.

Every two years the region also celebrates the history of linen production in the area with an exhibition. This year they invited Belfast-born, Vancouver artist Lycia Trouton to display a work of hers.

She has embroidered the names of victims of sectarian violence on to four hundred squares of linen.

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