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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Crossing Borders conference to be held in September

News of another conference, this one of interest to those with family connections to the borderland counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Meath.

The main focus of the Peace III-funded conference, which is called Crossing Borders, is the impact of the invisible boundaries and how they have significantly shaped the history and people of the region. The programme will educate and entertain participants both in the lecture theatre and in the field and will highlight the rich shared heritage and culture of whichever side of these borders the delegates or their ancestors consider(ed) home.

The four-day conference is organised by Cavan County Council, Cavan Genealogy and the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies in Omagh, County Tyron. It will be based at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan and will take place 12-15 September.

Places are limited so early booking is essential. The conference and its excursions are free (except for one entrance fee) but a deposit of €50 is payable to reserve a place. €35 will be refunded. Delegates must arrange their own accommodation.

All enquiries and bookings to be made to Cavan Genealogy, First Floor, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cava. Tel +353 49 4361094 or email.