First photo is of a student shaking hands with a bagpipe player in traditional kilt. Second and third photo are of students giving presentations about Celtic Canadian Heritage Month. Fourth photo is of a group of students doing a traditional dance in honour of Celtic Canadian Heritage Month.

Celtic Canadian Heritage Month

Banner for Celtic Canadian Heritage Month, showing on the left a graphic on a red background with the red triquetra symbol in the midle and the Coat of Arms of the seven Gaelic communities arranged in a circle around it - Ireland/Eire, Cornwall/Kernow, Brittany/Breizh, Scotland/Alba, Wales/Cymru, Galicia/Galiza and Isle of Man/Mannin. On the right are the words "MARCH IS CELTIC CANADIAN HERITAGE MONTH" with the circular TCDSB logo under it, and below it the Bible quote "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. - Isaiah, 41:10".

Celtic Canadian Heritage Month has been celebrated at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) every year in March since 2008.

Irish immigration to Canada is remembered through several pivotal episodes in Canadian history:

  • The Robinson Settlement in the 1820s.

  • The Irish Potato Famine in the mid-1800s.

Another wave of emigration to Toronto is remembered by today’s families whose parents or grandparents came during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. A great number of men worked on the Toronto Transit building the subway tunnels, with many more on construction sites building roads and railways.


Learn more about Celtic heritage with these resources: