Wednesday 31 October 2012

The Plantation: Myths, Reality and Legacy

A six-week course gets underway next week on the Planation of Ulster. Here's the detail:

Too often history has been viewed in black and white terms. This is especially true of the Plantation period of the early 17th century. For some, this was an era in which pioneering Presbyterian settlers from Scotland brought civilisation and enlightenment to a backward province. For others the Plantation was an invasion by oppressors who displaced the native Irish from their homes and drove them to the hills. Such views remain strong in popular understandings of early 17th-century Ulster.

This course will look at what actually happened in the Plantation, including the settlement of Scots and English, the impact of the Plantation on the native Irish, the development of a market economy and urban network, and role of religion and the churches. It will also consider how Northern Ireland today has been shaped by events 400 years ago.

Tutor: Dr William Roulston
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Session: Friday, 6 weeks
Start date: 9th November - 14th December 2012
Cost: £45 (concessions £35)

For further information please contact Stranmillis University College: or 028 9038 4345.