Wednesday 2 May 2018

1718: Penal Laws, Poverty & Migration, conference
A free conference – 1718 - Penal Laws, Poverty and Migration – will be held on Saturday 12 May in Garvagh, County Londonderry.

Jointly hosted by Garvagh Museum and the Ulster Historical Foundation, the conference will start at 9:45am and finish at about 1pm.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to attend and no booking is required.

The venue is the Garvagh & District Development Association Community Building, 85 Main Street, Garvagh, BT51 5AB.

The following lectures will be presented:

Migration in the generation before 1718, with Dr Patrick Fitzgerald

Economy and society in early 18th-century Ulster, with Dr William Roulston

The situation for Presbyterians in the early 18th century, with Alison McCaughan

Getting to know some of the 1718 people, with Dr Linde Lunney

Sources for studying families in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, with Brian Mitchell MAGI

For more information, see Garvagh Museum on Facebook or email