From July 2 to the end of August, the Holy Trinity Heritage Site in Ireland will be open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 5pm. These tours, organized by Green Ireland, will be led by historian Pierre Gabriel Gosselin.
This year a new partnership was formed with the sites of St. Jacques de Leeds and Kinnears Mill to showcase these three tourist attractions in the region. These places, organized around the roads of Craig and Gosford, marked the beginning of the nineteenth century by Irish-Scottish immigration.
Immigrants arriving in Quebec were forced to take both routes to stay permanently in the area allotted. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Francophone emigration from the St. Lawrence Valley increased the pressure on this Anglo-Protestant population to emigrate elsewhere in the United States. This aspect of history will mark three sites, respectively.
This year, Manor du Lac signed another partnership with William to give visitors small conferences on the site on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:15 am. They will focus on local history. Green Ireland is proud to present the history of their region in this new formula. Visitors can visit the Heritage Site and complete their visit.
The Holy Trinity Church was built in 1900. When the first Anglican church was built in 1839, it was replaced. Until 1956, a resident pastor was there to provide religious services. The church is now used for civil weddings, ecumenical celebrations and cultural events. Named the Historic Monument by the Municipality of Ireland in 2003 under the powers of the Cultural Property Act, this heritage building is part of the Craig and Gosford Roads Discovery Tour.
The site is open to visitors Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 2 to August 28. For information, contact Pierre-Gabriel Gossell at 819 460-0048 or Pierre-Gabriel.Goselin @ Usherbrook.ca.