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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

PRONI adds lecture videos to its YouTube channel

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has updated its YouTube channel with some more videos of presentations it has hosted at its Belfast offices over the last few months. The ones most likely to appeal to genealogists are the following:

'Playing The Game', Sport, Ireland & The Great War :
This video brings you a conference held at PRONI in November last year. Lecture topics included Sport in Donegal during the Great War (Dr Conor Curran); The GAA and the First World War (Dr Dónal McAnallen); The military value of sport (Tom Thorpe); Recruiting sportsmen's units in Ireland (Dr Tim Bowman); and Irish sportsmen and the Great War (Stephen Walker).

The Fadgies
PRONI and Foras na Gaeilge hosted this talk, presented by Dr Fionntán de Brún, which focused on the origin of Irish speakers in C19th Belfast.

The Colonial Project & The 'Problem' of Irish Place Names
Professor Micheál O Mainnín discusses The Colonial Project, a 1665 directive from King Charles II that 'barbarous and uncouth' Irish place names were to be changed to be 'more suitable to the English tongue'.

Or see the PRONI YouTube channel.