Tuesday, 4 August 2015
PRONI lecture series explores the people of Co Down
Between August and October, the lunchtime talks will bring new insights into the events and works that shaped the people of County Down, so they sound perfect for anyone with ancestors from the area.
Each talk will start at 1pm and will be presented at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast.
Although free to attend, you need to reserve your place by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (+44) 028 90 534800.
Further details are in the lecture series brochure. Click image (right) to download pdf.
Here's the line-up:
Wednesday 26 August
Pure water for a thirsty Belfast: the need for a reservoir in Silent Valley, with Philip Donald
Wednesday 2 September
Describing the Ards in 1683: the William Montgomery manuscript revisited, with Ian Montgomery
Wednesday 9 September
Building the Silent Valley Dam, 1923 to 1933: Setting the Record Straight, with Philip Donald
Wednesday 16 September
‘A favourite watering place’: the development of Bangor as a Victorian Seaside Resort, with Sandra Millsopp
Wednesday 23 September
Another time: photographs of the Stewart family, marquesses of Londonderry, with Lorraine Bourke
Wednesday 30 September
The rising of 1798 in County Down, with Allan Blackstock
Wednesday 7 October
Nendrum Mill, Strangford Lough (619 AD): the oldest excavated tidal mill in the world, with Tom McErlean
Wednesday 14 October
The Family Plot: Historic Graveyards of County Down, with William Roulston
Wednesday 21 October
‘The tune we played was the Protestant Boys’: songs and the battle of Dolly’s Brae, 1849, with John Moulden
Posted by Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News