Author Topic: Belfast Exiles in Canada  (Read 3282 times)

Christopher

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Belfast Exiles in Canada
« on: March 18, 2007, 09:55:02 PM »
I'm cheating with the first one as the poet, Kathleen McCracken, is a Canadian currently living in Belfast.

James B. Johnston was born in East Belfast.  He was educated at Grosvenor High School in Belfast and TCD.  James, a Protestant, met his wife Ann, a Catholic from North Belfast, shortly after The Troubles began in 1969.  They married and immigrated to Canada in 1974.  They currently reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Exiles in Canada
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 12:16:43 AM »
I see Vancouver held a Celtic Fest recently. Did any one attend this event or was there one in your area?

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Re: Belfast Exiles in Canada
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 03:04:21 AM »
Coats did. Marched with Firefighters band and the Honour Guard on the Sunday. The White Rock, Canada had a great St Patricks Party on St Patricks. Coats also attened with the Ceilidih band. .Coats

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Re: Belfast Exiles in Canada
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 11:28:33 PM »
Coats did. Marched with Firefighters band and the Honour Guard on the Sunday. The White Rock, Canada had a great St Patricks Party on St Patricks. Coats also attended with the Ceilidih band. .Coats
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Re: Belfast Exiles in Canada
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 08:52:58 AM »
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I'm cheating with the first one as the poet, Kathleen McCracken, is a Canadian currently living in Belfast.

James B. Johnston was born in East Belfast.  He was educated at Grosvenor High School in Belfast and TCD.  James, a Protestant, met his wife Ann, a Catholic from North Belfast, shortly after The Troubles began in 1969.  They married and immigrated to Canada in 1974.  They currently reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. 
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Re: Belfast Exiles in Canada
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 08:57:46 AM »
There are some Butlers from Belfast via England in Canada. Hi if they are tuned in from Christyb
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