QAHN Heritage Talks Online (No. 6):
Quebec’s Irish heritage is strong. Innumerable individuals have made significant contributions to Quebec’s society, and in particular in the cities of Montreal and Quebec. These individuals were either born in Ireland or had deep Irish roots. Some are well-known, while others have been almost lost to history. You will likely be surprised at how many Irish can be found in all areas of Quebec’s history including politics, medicine and in the arts.
Fergus Keyes was born and raised in Montreal and loves his 100% Irish heritage. Retiring after a successful career in senior management positions in the Canadian private security industry, he earned a degree as a Chartered Director with a speciality in board and governance issues. Fergus has served on a number of non-profit boards and is currently the secretary of the board for Alzheimer’s Montreal and a board member for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network. He is also enthusiastically involved in the efforts of the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation to build a memorial space around the Black Rock.