ICCANB Chapters - Charlotte CountyPresident - Jeff McShane
Vice President - TBD
Treasurer - Debbie Murphy
Contact Number (506) 466-6830
The Charlotte County Chapter of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association was formed in February, 1986 through the initiative of the late Judge Earl T. Coughy and long-time member, Joan Jones.
With a population of just over 27,000 Charlotte County is situated in the southwestern corner of New Brunswick with a long coastline on the Bay of Fundy. It is separated from the state of Maine by the historic St. Croix River. Charlotte County is historically one of the most Irish counties in the province with many thousands arriving at the port of St. Andrews between 1820 and 1860, the largest group overall being Ulster Irish. By 1851 forty per cent of all the heads of households were Irish-born. In the Loyalist town of St. Andrews 52% were Irish born. During the famine years large numbers of immigrants used the area as a stepping-stone into the United States.
In 1995 the Charlotte County Chapter of the I.C.C.A. erected a Celtic Cross (above) on the shore at St. Andrews Point in view of Hospital Island, the quarantine station in Passamaquoddy Bay where so many immigrants spent time and where a number died and are buried.