Thursday 10 October 2013

Titanic Belfast's Festival of Family and Friends

From PRONI in Belfast (

Titanic Belfast's Festival of Family and Friends

Join us for a week of craic and yarns…
…meet friends old and new…
…and dust off your dance shoes with Downtown radio star George Jones!

Chat to our onsite experts and trace the history of generations past. Join us for tea and enjoy a range of talks throughout the festival hosted by PRONI, Find My Past, the Ulster Historical Foundation and the Linen Hall Library.

Highlights from the festival include…

The Dance
Dust off your dance shoes and join us for a Tea Dance in the Titanic Suite followed by a light supper. Hosted by Downtown Radio star George Jones.
Monday 4 November | 7pm-10pm | £15 per person

Tell Your Yarn
Come along to Titanic Belfast for tea, craic and tales of yesteryear! Hosted by Downtown Radio star George Jones.
Wednesday 6 November | 2pm-4pm | £3 per person

Rinty Monaghan: A Sailortown Hero
Boxing historian and author Barry Flynn discusses the remarkable career of Rinty Monaghan, who won the world flyweight title in 1947.
Thursday 7 November | 7.30pm-8.30pm | £3 per person

Below Deck
Experience a Titanic steerage class evening with traditional Irish music, dancing and a light supper.
Friday 8 November | 7.30pm-10.30pm | £12 per person

A Day to Remember
Join us for a unique and exclusive afternoon of Titanic’s Myths and Legends told through drama, music and cinema. An unforgettable experience in the heart of Belfast. For more info visit
Saturday 9 November | 1.30pm-6pm | £15 per person

For more information on events or to book your ticket visit

Special Offer Entry to Titanic Galleries only £9
4-8 Nov 2013 - includes tea/coffee and shortbread

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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