The Federation of Ulster Local Studies (FULS) and the Federation of Local History Societies (FLHS) have got together to organise a day programme of presentations to celebrate local history and folklore on Saturday 1 December:
9:30 - 10:30am: Registration
10:30 - 11:30: Ordinary People in Ordinary Places, with Prof Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth.
11:30 - 12:30: Hidden Gems and Forgotten People, the story of the less exalted in local memory, with Pat Devlin FULS and Larry Breen FLHS.
12:30-12:45: Launch of promotional leaflet by Frank McNally, Irish Times (An Irishman's Diary)
12:45 - 14:00: Lunch of soup and sandwiches, tea and coffee
14:00 - 15:00: Enriching the story of our past – a framework for researching and preserving local history and archives, with Roddy Hegarty, Director Cardinal O'Fiaich Library & Archive, Armagh
15:00 - 16:00: Oral History & Folklore – Collecting and preserving voices of the past; practical guidelines and methodologies, with Dr Ida Milne OHNI & Eamon Thornton, Millmount Museum.
16:00 - 16:15: Tea/coffee
16:15 - 16:45: Plenary Session and Discussion of Speakers
Cost, inclusive of refreshments and lunch: €20/£16
Venue: Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
Further details and booking form. (Bookings deadline 26 November.)