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Ireland Celebrates Canada Day

Titanic Belfast and EPIC Ireland illuminate red on July 1

Landmarks on the island of Ireland are glowing red in celebration of Canada Day. Titanic Belfast and EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, two popular tourist attractions on the island of Ireland, illuminated red to highlight the many heritage connections the two countries share for Canada Day.

“We are delighted that Titanic Belfast and EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum were able to light up for Canada Day, highlighting our rich heritage,” said Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager, Canada.

“The connections between Ireland and Canada run deep, with 14% of the population claiming Irish ancestry. In addition, some significant ‘transatlantic firsts’ took place between the two countries: Alcock & Brown made the first transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Connemara, Co. Galway, the first transatlantic cable message was sent from Valentia Island, Co Galway, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, and the first transatlantic wireless communications occurred between Clifden, Co Galway, and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia,” Welch added.

Check out the Alcock & Brown video here:

 


 
Or you can try the Irish-Canadian History Quiz by going too https://www.ireland.com/en-ca/campaign/normal-campaign/canada-quiz/

Or visit EPIC at www.epicchq.com .

 

 

 

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