Société St-Patrick de Richmond / Richmond St.Patrick's Society

Culture Irlandaise / Irish Culture

Richmond, Québec

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St. Pat’s Society Launches Book

The St. Patrick’s Society of Richmond & Vicinity is celebrating its 135 anniversary with the release of a book on local Irish history. The book, Irish Settlement and National Identity in the Lower St. Francis Valley 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 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.

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