Monday, 13 April 2015

PRONI lunchtime lectures - The Antrim Coast in the Age of Industry

This looks like being a cracking series of lunchtime talks at PRONI (

LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES: The Antrim Coast in the Age of Industry, 1750 to 1890.
When: Tuesday lunchtimes from the 28th April to 2nd June 2015
Where: PRONI

PRONI will be delivering a series of lunchtime lectures in April, May and June 2015 examining the arrival of Victorian technology and industrial activity in the Antrim coast and Glens. Until the 1800s much of the Antrim coast and Glens was wild and hard to access. During the nineteenth century the landscape was opened up and efforts were made to bring about an industrial revolution, like that of Belfast, in the country villages and peat-bogs.

Tuesday 28th April: The Industrial Heritage of the Antrim Glens, Fred Hamond

Tuesday 5th May: The Limestone Town of Glenarm: quarries and quarrymen, Gerard Muldoon

Thursday 21st May: The Ballintoy Project: how to organise a Local History Group, Robert Corbett

Tuesday 26th May: William Bald and the Making of the Antrim Coast Road, 1832 to 1840, Desmond McCabe

Tuesday 2nd June: Iron and Stone: the Earls of Antrim as Victorian industrialists, Ian Montgomery

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)


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