We inhereit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted… Each of us contains within… this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise." Edward Sellner

The forging of links is an indispensible part of that makes us human and connects us to our world, our loved ones, our spirit and our intellectual interests. Those of you who are visiting this site are doing so out of a common interest, a common pursuit of knowledge – whether of history, genealogy, or all things Irish.

Here, we provide a series of links that others have found interesting and/or useful in this pursuit:

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Ruby M. Cusak, Genealogical resources and books of New Brunswick, Canada

Saint John NB, The Irish Story

Also, for those pursuing genealogical interests:

Searchable Census for Canada (1901 and 1911 – working on previous censuses)

Irish Census Records

Site with links to Belfast Street Directories from 1805 – 1907 as well as to 1911 census of counties Antrim, down and Derry

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Search of Wills (PRONI)

1911 Census of Northern Ireland

The Irish Canada Story

Resources and Links


This section provides relevant links for those of us interested in all things Irish. If you have any suggestions for a pertinent link, please contact us with your contribution. Enter here to see the list of current links.

Annual Inishowen Fiddle Award
The ICCANB is proud to offer an opportunity for young New Brunswick fiddlers to showcase their talent.

Intended as a means to recognize the efforts and progression of young New Brunswick fiddlers between 13 and 19 years of age, this award includes the use, for one year, of a prestigious fiddle provided by the Inishowen Development Corporation in Ireland, a plaque for individual recognition, and a guaranteed spot to play on stage at the following Irish Festival in Miramichi.

If you are, or know of, a deserving young fiddler in the province, please have this application completed and sent to the address indicated for consideration of this award.

Whats New

New Brunswick Irish Portal, the most comprehensive, on-line set of fully-searchable, freely available Irish-related databases in the country!
Visit the site today at to start your journey through New Brunswick’s Irish past.


Provincial ICCANB Executive

The current Executive of the Provincial Body of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association:

Past President – Bruce Driscoll – Fredericton
President – Keith Vickers – Miramichi
1st Vice President – Greg Riordon – Bathurst
2nd Vice President – Marijke Blok – Saint John
Secretary – Beth McDermott – Fredericton
Treasurer – Marilyn Driscoll – Fredericton
Bursary – Patricia O’Leary-Coughlan – Fredericton
Membership at large – Marilyn Driscoll – Fredericton

If you would like to contact any member of the Executive, please contact us and we will forward your message.


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IMPORTANT NEWS: Celtic Groups join together to lobby Government for formal recognition, policy changes, Celtic Affairs Branch. To see full brief presented to Government enter here.

Welcome to the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick

New Brunswick Irish TrailThis site is dedicated to the thousands of Irish emigrants who traveled the Atlantic in the early 19th Century and made New Brunswick their home.

If you’re visiting from New Brunswick and haven’t heard of us yet, read about us, find a chapter near you or an upcoming event in your area.

If you’re “from away”and a history or genealogy buff, check out people, places and stories for a wealth of information on New Brunswick’s Irish past.

Please drop in to our Shamrock Leaf newsmagazine page! This magazine is read world-wide! Older issues can be found here on-line. Up-to-date issues are available only to members.

We welcome new members and you don’t have to be a resident of New Brunswick to join our organization! Applications are available on-line.

NEW FEATURE: Logic Puzzles – Just a wee bit of fun. Test your brain power by solving the puzzles with only a handful of clues! Click here to go to our puzzle page. Good luck!