Help Us Rebuild History at the Saint-Colomban Cemetery!

Join us in preserving the rich heritage of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery by supporting our fundraising campaign to rebuild the crumbling wall that safeguards numerous historic monuments. Together, we can ensure the protection and restoration of this sacred site for generations to come.

The Need

The existing wall supporting the monuments in the Saint-Colomban Cemetery is deteriorating, putting at risk the precious monuments that bear witness to the history of this cherished community. Without prompt intervention, these irreplaceable artifacts may be lost forever. We aim to raise $30,000 to rebuild the wall and safeguard the memory of the past.

Our Goal

With your generous contributions, we will rebuild the wall, reinforcing its structural integrity and preserving the historic monuments within its protective embrace. Your support will directly impact the preservation of this sacred space, enabling future generations to connect with their ancestors and appreciate the heritage that defines us.

Why it Matters

The Saint-Colomban Cemetery is not just a resting place for the departed but also a living testament to the cultural and historical legacy of our community. By rebuilding the wall, we are not only honoring the memory of those who came before us but also ensuring that their stories and contributions endure.

Join Us

Help us reach our $30,000 goal by making a donation today! Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact on the restoration of this sacred site. Together, let's watch the thermometer rise as we strive to rebuild history, one brick at a time.

Donate and Make a Difference

Visit our donation form to make a secure online donation. You can also contribute by sending a cheque to CIMPN at 61 rue Somerset, Baie D’Urfe, Quebec, Canada, H9X 2V8. Let's work together to rebuild the wall and preserve the remarkable legacy of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery.

Thank you for your support and for joining us in this important endeavor. Together, we can ensure that the past continues to inspire and educate future generations.

Published Histories of St. Columban

Under the Family Tree - A web site with stories published about the Grace family of St Columban.

Persistance et adaptation dans le régime alimentaire des Irlandais de Saint-Colomban - Histoire Québec, Volume numéro 1 2007 - Claude Bourguignon

A beloved priest - Montreal Gazette, February 23, 2008

L'église de Saint-Colomban convoitée

Les Sulpiciens de Montreal - Une histoire de pouvoir et de discrétion, 1657-2007

Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4

Going to the Cross  - Quebec Heritage News, March - April 2007, by Joseph Graham

Page 1 - Page 2

Remembering St. Columban - Anglo Celtic Roots, Spring 2007, by Fergus Keyes

Page 1 - Page 2

A St. Columban-Irish Epic by Claude Bourguignon - Kay Dunn, Sept 2006, Naucht

History Notes (French) - Claude Bourguignon

St. Columban-Irish History presentation at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa annual conference on September 23, 2006 by Fergus Keyes

St. Columban an Irish Settlement Remembered at Last - August 2006 Laurentian Sun

Exerpts referencing St. Columban from "The Irish in Quebec" by Robert J. Grace

See more information about the book here

The Origins of Places and Their Names: The Irish of St. Columban - Main Street April 2006

People in the News  - Nuacht May 2006

SAINT-COLOMBAN Une épopée irlandaise au piémont des Laurentides/
An Irish Epic at the foot of the Laurentians




St Columban: A pre-Confederation Irish township

St. Columban Irish Not Forgotten

The resurrection of St. Columban
Ottawa Citizen March 19th, 2006

Other Published Material in Hard Copy

Nécrologies des pierres tombales du cimetiere de St-Colomban
St.Columban's Cemetery Gravestones Necrology

ISBN 2-921108-12-7
Published in 1991 - Jean-Pierre Léger
Price: $10.00 (including postage and handling)

Where to get it
Send cheque or money order to:
Les Éditions Jean-Pierre Léger
995 Denise
Saint-Jérôme QC  J5L 1K8
(450) 438-8185

Naming the Laurentians by Joseph Graham

I did order a copy of Mr. Graham's book, and although note directly related to St. Columban it does provide a full history of place names "up north" in the Laurentians all around St. Columban. I found it quite interesting, enjoyable to read, and certainly would recommend it. To find out more about this publication and how to order your copy, please visit the following web site: