The Irish Contribution to the Rideau Canal


Historian and musician Kevin Dooley delves into the history behind the construction of the Ottawa’s Rideau Canal specifically regarding the Irish immigrants who played a major role. 
Celebrate Ottawa is a showcase of the attributes and achievements that make our community so unique. The show is driven by a collection of reporters who present stories framing this incredible city during this special anniversary year.
Born at the confluence of three great rivers, Ottawa has evolved from humble rustics beginnings, into a bustling lumber town and now a thriving metropolis. With its rich history, unique geography, and diverse arts, culture and people, Canada’s capital has much to offer for visitors and those who call it home.