Canada Day launched in County Monaghan this morning

The launch of this year’s Canada Day in County Monaghan took place this morning.

County Monaghan is twinned with Prince Edward Island and Miramichi in Canada and Monaghan is joining in the celebrations to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.

Prince Edward Island is home to the largest concentration of Monaghan descendants outside of Ireland.

This year’s Canada Day will take place on Saturday the 1st of July and Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers will take part in the festivities.

Air Canada has been announced as the sponsor or this year’s event and spokesperson Blaithin O’Donnell spoke about the strong ties between the two areas: