The Irish Fenian invasion of Canada began 156 years ago today

Dan Murphy – Irish Central – 01 Jun 2022:  On June 1, 1866, the Irish Fenian raid of Canada launched. A three-pronged invasion with the goal of capturing Quebec and making it the seat of the Irish Republic-in-exile.

In the sleepy town of Ridgeway, Ontario there stands an unobtrusive stone memorial cairn, a reminder of a defining moment in the Canadian Confederation and a political hot potato that sparked tensions between the governments of the United States and Britain.

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