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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Irish Presbyterianism 400th anniversary conference

The Ulster Historical Foundation has announced details of its Return to the Cradle of Irish Presbyterianism programme, which they describe as a family history conference with a difference. It will take place 16-21 September 2013.

It is also well timed, since next year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Rev Edward Brice, the first Presbyterian minister to settle in Ireland. It will also be the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Reformed Presbytery from which today’s Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church of Ireland descends.

For family historians with Irish Presbyterian links, the six-day conference programme offers the opportunity to learn about the history of Ulster through excursions to some of the province’s most historic sites, to receive professional assistance with their research, and to listen to talks by acknowledged experts in their field.

The fully inclusive rate for the conference is £850; non-residential is £610. Follow the link above for more details.