Friday 26 February 2016

Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland talks schedule

The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland has announced its programme of events:

Thursday 10 March 2016
The Rentouls: A Presbyterian Dynasty

Thursday 21 April 2016
Symposium on the First World War

Thursday 5 May 2016
The Robert Allen Lecture: 150 years of the Presbyterian Orphan and Children's Society

Wednesday 25 May 2016
Visit to Magee College (Details to be confirmed)

Saturday 18 June 2016 9.30am
Society's Field Trip to the Newtownabbey and South Antrim area

Thursday, 22 September 2016
Scots Settlement and Presbyterianism in Connaught

Saturday 15 October 2016 2.30pm
The Rev Jonathan Simpson of Portrush

Thursday 17 November 2016
The Division of Ireland and its effect on the Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Thursday 16 February 2017
The Ballycarry Session Book, 1704-68

Thursday 23 March 2017
The Original Secession Church in Ireland 1841-1956

Wednesday 26 April 2017 2.00pm
Visit to Culturlann, former Broadway Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Thursday 4 May 2017
The Robert Allen Lecture: Professor J. E. Davey and the Heresy Trial, 1927

Saturday 17 June 2017
Society's Field Trip to Mid-Ulster

For further details on speakers, venues and subject matter, visit the society's website at

(With thanks to Eddie Connolly via Facebook)


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