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What is the O’Shea Archives?
The O’Shea Archives is the home for the historical writing and research of Canadian historian, writer and researcher, William A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea). This is a new digital collection of many years of historical writing. Over the coming weeks and months this site will be populated with a great deal of historical information about the… Read more
Louisbourg in 1900 – 100 years ago – Irving Gas Station – by Bill O’Shea (2000)
LOUISBOURG HERITAGE NOTES IN THE LOUISBOURG SEAGULL Extracted from © The Seagull Louisbourg Heritage Notes “January 2000” Louisbourg in 1900 – 100 years ago. The big Louisbourg event for the summer of 1900 was a visit by the Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He came to the fortress site to address the annual picnic of the… Read more
Irish President Visits Nova Scotia – Fortress of Louisbourg Tour by William A. O’Shea
The President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese, visited Nova Scotia from October 8-10th, 1998 as part of her official visit to Canada. Part of that visit to Nova Scotia was flying to Sydney from Montreal and visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. “On Thursday Mrs McAleese and her party flew from Montreal to… Read more
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