Monday, August 7, 2017
August meeting in the Irish Block at the Traynor Homestead
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
The Traynor Homestead, known as Armagh, is owned by fifth generation Mike and Jerrie Traynor. In 1846, the Traynors, Michael and Horan, moved from King Township, near Nobleton, Ontario, to the recently surveyed farm land in North Sydenham Township. Over the years, more than 40 Irish families settled in the area that later became known as the Irish Block. The original Traynor home, a log structure, was replaced by the existing Victorian styled double-cabled brick home in 1882 by Patrick and Johanna Traynor who raised twelve children. This was the first brick home built in the Irish Block. Mike and Jerrie Traynor purchased the farm in the early 1990s undertaking an extensive renovation. The gardens are a reflection of the early years. Much of the plant stock is original to the property from times past.
Location: 324010 Sideroad 27, Annan
Directions: From Owen Sound on Highway 26 turn left on to 6th Concession North Turn right onto Sideroad 27.
From Meaford on Highway 26 turn right onto 2nd Concession N, turn left onto Sideroad 27.