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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Plantation celebration: 20 October

The Ulster Historical Foundation's R.J. Hunter Fund Committee is hosting an event on Saturday 20 October to celebrate the work of Robert John Hunter (1938-2007), historian of the Ulster Plantation.

The event – R.J. Hunter — An Appreciation and Book Launch – will be held at the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library & Archive and will be chaired by Dr Sam Burnside, MBE. It will mark the publication of a number of works, and preview other forthcoming resources, which draw on the work of R.J. Hunter, and which introduce some of the resources available to Plantation scholars. These include:
  • Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation 1607-1641
  • The Ulster Plantation in the Counties of Armagh and Cavan 1608-41, with foreword by David Edwards
  • Ulster Transformed: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c. 1590-1641, introduced and prepared for publication by John Morrill
  • 'Men and Arms': The Ulster Settlers, c. 1630, introduced and prepared for publication by John Johnston
  • The Ulster Port Books 1612-15, introduced and prepared for publication by Brendan Scott
  • Sir Henry Docwra's Cannon Ball: A momento of the taking of O'Cahan's Enagh Castle in 1601, by B.G. Scott
  • The Plantation of Ulster: The Story of the English (folding map and pocket history), with William Roulston
Speakers at the event will include:

Professor John Morrill, FBA, Cambridge University; Dr David Edwards, University College Cork; Dr William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation; Dr Brian Scott, Sir Henry Docwra's Cannon Ball; John Johntson, The Muster Rolls; Dr Brendan Scott, the Ulster Port books; John Killen, Linen Hall Library; Ian Montgomery, PRONI; Jack Johnston, Ulster Local History Trust; Joe McLaughlin, Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library; Roddy Hegarty, Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library & Archive

Booking by Friday 12 October.

Venue: Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library, 15 Moy Road, Armagh BT61 7LY.
Time: 11:00 to 2:30. (A light lunch will be served)