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Thursday, 23 January 2014

An Old World Place: PRONI exhibition and talks

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is to host an exhibition – An Old World Place – from Monday 10 February to Friday 28 February telling the rich, but largely untold, history of the village of Doagh.

The exhibition, which was developed by the Doagh Ancestry & Townlands community group, will tell the story of how this corner of County Antrim was moulded by local, provincial, and national developments.

To launch the exhibition, a lunchtime session of short talks (1pm to 2pm) will be presented, as follows:
  • Dr. William Roulston of the Ulster Historical Foundation – an overview of Doagh’s history
  • Bob Adams of Doagh Ancestry & Townlands Steering Group – an outline of the community initiative
  • Garth Stewart of PRONI – archival ‘treasures’ relating to Doagh and the wider region.
This launch event will provide a special opportunity to explore a project that was developed in the heart of a local community, and may provide inspiration for similar initiatives in other localities. It will be held at PRONI's offices in Titanic Boulevard, Belfast and is FREE to attend but booking is essential. Please contact PRONI to reserve your place: Email or Tel: 028 90 534800. UPDATE 28 January: Booking for exhibition launch has been brisk. Email now for last few spaces.