Rue Patrick-McGrath

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Patrick-McGrath, located in the Charlesbourg district of Quebec City, is a cul-de-sac off Rue Dublin that runs eastward from Boulevard Henri Bourassa. There are only four modern multiple-dwelling units around the end of the “sac.” Patrick McGrath farmed in this area in the early 1900s.

This street is named in honour of Patrick McGrath, who was born in Quebec in 1858. He was the son of Timothy McGrath and Mary Ann Walsh from Ireland. In 1881 he worked as a servant for the O’Farrell’s. Three years later he married their daughter Margaret in the parish of Saint-Charles-Borromée in Charlesbourg, near Quebec City.