Port Kirwan is a small incorporated fishing community located on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada. Take a look below for 15 amazing and interesting facts about Port Kirwan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. The community so named after a Reverend Mother Mary Bernard Kirwan, foundress of Presentation Sisters of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1853.
2. The community is located on the area known as The Irish Loop.
3. The Irish Loop comprises many unique and culturally rich communities that show vast dialect, culture, and the way of life of their ancestors from Ireland showed them.
4. Incorporated in 1965 as Port Kirwan, from the early 18th century to 1960 the community was originally known as Admiral’s Cove, named after English fishing admirals who used to dock in the harbour.
5. Adjacent to Fermeuse harbour, Portuguese fishermen used the harbour in the 16th century.
6. English year round settlers began arriving in the mid 18th century.
7. Later, in the early 19th century many Irish settlers arrived in the area.
8. Early Surnames include Walsh, Aylwards, Trainors, O’Neills and O’Flahertys.
9. The first Postmistress was Mrs. Helen Brothers.
10. The community is also the site of a cookhouse dated back to the early 17th century.
11. Located within the community is the Mike Shallow Community Centre, named after a famous boxer.
12. The community is located on the area known as The Irish Loop.
13. The Irish Loop comprises many unique and culturally rich communities that show vast dialect, culture, and the way of life of their ancestors from Ireland showed them.
14. It is The Birthplace of Richard Brothers who was a well known early believer and teacher of Anglo-Israelism.
15. He was born there on December 25, 1757 and Died in London, England on January 25, 1824.