Egans overrun Quyon by Caleb Nickerson

Over 60 members of the Irish Egan clan gathered at the Domaine de Pontiac Village on July 6 for a meal and an informative talk about their ancestor, and Quyon’s founder, John Egan. The talk was given by local historian Michael McBane, who recently published a biography on Egan entitled: Pine & Politics in the Ottawa Valley.

On July 6, over 60 members of the Irish Egan Clan gathered outside Quyon to learn about the life of one of their ancestors.
The Irish diaspora was well represented, with visitors hailing from as far as Texas and Australia, as well as the Emerald Isle.
Maureen Egan Kirincic, vice president of the clan and organizer of the trip, explained that the Egans are the second largest active clan in Ireland. She said they organize reunions like this every other year and alternate between Ireland and other location around the globe where Egans have settled.
“It’s to track our roots, track our heritage and promote Irish heritage and family lines,” she explained.
The group started off in Ottawa for Canada Day, and visited several prominent Irish historic sites in Ontario and Quebec, such as Grosse Isle in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

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