Friday 11 April 2014

Plantation book launch and talk at PRONI

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland will host a special book launch relating to the Plantation of Ulster on Monday 12 May.

Plantation: Aspects of seventeenth-century Ulster, edited by Brendan Scott and John Dooher, is a new publication from the Ulster Historical Foundation. This collection of essays explores a number of themes relating to the Plantation, described by the editors as 'an episode of critical importance in the history of Ireland, the legacy of which is still apparent today.'

The essays investigate an array of historical discoveries unearthed through recent research; from wider appreciation of the Gaelic Irish’s experiences, to the 1622 royal visitation of the Church of Ireland. The essays were penned by some of the best-regarded historians on the Plantation and collectively intend to 'challenge some preconceived notions and offer fresh thinking on aspects of this period.'

To mark the launch of this book, Dr. Brendan Scott, one of the book’s editors and contributors, will give a talk, discussing common understanding of the Plantation's historical consequences, and demonstrating how this new publication will enhance awareness of an event which changed Ulster and Ireland forever.

Admission to the event, which will be held at PRONI's Titanic Boulevard offices in Belfast, is free but booking is essential. You can reserve a place by email or by telephone on (+44) 02890 534800.