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The 'Aly O'Brien' Tour

St. John's Historical Walking Tour Celebrating The Life of Aly O'Brien.

Special Anniversary of the Easter Rising.

GROUP TOUR for family, school reunions. Wedding parties and Staff Development.

TWO PUBLIC TOURS:

  • LAST SUNDAY IN JULY

  • LAST SUNDAY IN AUGUST

You will hear about Newfoundland's links to The Easter Rising

Meet at 6:45 PM at the steps of the Roman Catholic Basilica.

Tour starts at 7:00 PM

Cost: $20

This tour lasts 90 Minutes


RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL- SPACE IS LIMITED !!

Phone: 1 709 364 6845

THIS TOUR SELLS OUT QUICKLY !!

Come along with me on this unusual and memorable stroll back in time. Hear the stories about the hardships and how the Irish adapted to their new land. Listen to stories about some of the failures and triumphs in early politics of the Colony and most of all come and relive the Irish struggles to preserve their religion, culture and language.

This is the perfect tour if you have a little time to spare and you want a true sense of the Irish influence in Newfoundland. This unique "street seminar" will be informative educational and most of all entertaining.

Take your camera as this tour takes you off the beaten track and takes you to places that the tourists never experience.

Places on our Route
Benevolent Irish Society Buildings
St. John the Baptist Basilica
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Gower Street United Church
Presentation and Mercy Convents
St. Bonaventure's College
Old Memorial College
St.Pat's Monument
The Big R
Father Walsh's Hill
Irish Uprising Monument
Knights of Columbus Memorial
Anglican Cathedral
The Barrens, Fort Townsend
Sergeant's Memorial Cross
Mount St. Francis Monastery
RNC complex


Topics
History of the Irish settlement in Newfoundland
The Benevolent Irish Society
Bishop Fleming efforts in the building of the Basilica
Irish Rebellion, and Bishop O'Donel
Struggle for self government
Law and order - The Police modeled on the R.IC.
Confederation and the Irish in politics
Hurling and the Irish language
Moses Harvey Presbyerian Minister
Lawrence Coughlan and Methodism
Royal Newfoundland Regiment and World Wars
Music Poetry and Literature
Irish influence on present day Newfoundland society