St. Pat’s So­ci­ety Launches Book

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TheSt. Pa­trick’s So­ci­ety of Rich­mond & Vicin­ity is cel­e­brat­ing its 135th an­niver­sary with the re­lease of a book on local Ir­ish his­tory. The book, is writ­ten by Peter Southam, a re­tired his­tory pro­fes­sor from Univer­sity Sher­brooke and pub­lished by the Rich­mond St. Pa­trick’s So­ci­ety.

The book de­scribes two hun­dred years of Ir­ish pres­ence in the Lower St-Fran­cis Val­ley, a sec­tion of Que­bec’s East­ern Town­ships that sur­rounds the Town of Rich­mond. Much of the source of in­for­ma­tion for the book was pro­vided by local fam­i­lies. Part I deals with Ir­ish ru­ral set­tle­ments and then part II fo­cuses on the Rich­mond’s St-Pa­trick’s So­ci­ety.

The book is avail­able through the so­ci­ety’s web site www.rich­mond­st­pats.org at Town­ships Ex­pres­sions at 819-566-5717 and Papeterie 2000 in Rich­mond. For those who would like the book by mail please send a cheque of 40$ (25$ for the Book and 15$ ship­ping and han­dling) payable to Rich­mond St Pat’s care of Rich­mond St Pa­trick’s So­ci­ety 220 Prin­ci­pale N. Rich­mond, Qc. J0B 2H0.

The St. Pat’s So­ci­ety and the Town of Rich­mond are spon­sor­ing an of­fi­cial book launch on June 21 at the Rich­mond City Hall at 7 p.m. Peter Southam, au­thor of

will be present to say a few words and sign books. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to see this much-an­tic­i­pated re­search.

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