Southern Shore Folk Arts Council
In the southern portion of the Avalon Peninsula on the Island of Newfoundland you'll find the Southern Shore. Known throughout the region as the Irish Loop, it is an area rich in wildlife and scenic beauty.
"The Shore" was settled predominantly by Irish immigrants, and is perhaps best known for its Irish ancestry which is still very evident in both dialect and tradition. All of the communities along the Southern Shore of the Avalon are steeped in history going back almost 500 years to when European fishermen used these ports for their summer bases.
In the heart of the Southern Shore is the town of Ferryland, one of Newfoundland's most historic communities. It boasts a colourful history of battles, shipwrecks and marauding pirates.