Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Volunteers and Plantations - PRONI events

From PRONI in Belfast (www.proni.gov.uk):

Volunteering in Ireland, 1912-16
Lecture Series

Dr Timothy Bowman (University of Kent) will deliver a series of lectures examining the various volunteer organisations which emerged in Ireland during the years before the First World War. He will look at volunteering by Unionists and Nationalists as well as civic and labour volunteers and the role of women in volunteer organisations.

29th August: Unionist Volunteers
5th September: Young Citizen Volunteers
12th September: Irish Nationalist Volunteers
19th September: Volunteering & the Labour Movement
26th September: Volunteering & Women

Lectures begin at 6.30pm at PRONI. All events are FREE OF CHARGE. Places limited.
Please contact PRONI to secure your place at proni@dcalni.gov.uk

A Family and Local History Event on the Plantation of Ulster

This event is aimed at anyone interested in the Ulster Plantation of the early seventeenth century, a period of critical importance in the shaping of modern Ulster and Ireland. The event will be held on consecutive days, in Belfast (PRONI – Friday 27th September) and then in Derry-Londonderry (Saturday 28th September).

The presentations in PRONI will focus on the Plantation in Belfast and east Ulster. The event will be chaired by Dr Sam Burnside and a host of renowned experts on the Plantation will speak at this one-off event, held in tribute to the life and work of R.J. (Bob) Hunter.

When: Friday 27th September, 9.30am – 4pm
Where: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast – www.proni.gov.uk  (see note below though)

The event is free to attend and light refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.

Registration is essential - to register please contact Tim Smyth at the Ulster Historical Foundation on 02890 661988 or enquiry@uhf.org.uk

For more info please see the event flyer at www.therjhuntercollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Hunter-event-flyer.pdf. Please note that the Belfast conference is now fully booked. There are places still available for the Derry conference.

NB: For anyone in Scotland who might be interested in going, it is ludicrously silly season just now on ferry costs - I've just booked a return day trip to Belfast from Cairnryan for just £5 to do some client work on Thursday, so there are some good deals on the go just now!


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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