Sir Leopold McClintock ARCTIC EXPLORER
McClintock Channel, at the Northern tip of Canada, inside the Arctic Circle, takes it’s name from Dundalk born Sir Leopold McClintock.
McClintock was born in 1819 in Kincora House, Dundalk and joined the Naval Service at the age of 12.
He went on to chart much of the Arctic regions of Canada and to lead the successful expedition which discovered the fate of Sir John Franklin and his ships on their quest for the North West Passage. For this he earned his knighthood and the freedom of the cities of Dublin and London.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Father of Confederation
Thomas D’Arcy McGee, (he signed both McGee and M’Gee), journalist, poet, and politician, was born on 13 April 1825 in Carlingford, County Louth. He was assassinated on 7 April 1868 in Ottawa.