Saturday 25 August 2018

UHF announces death of Dr Brian Trainor

The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has announced the sad news of the death of Dr Brian Trainor, the Foundation's Emeritus Research Director, at the age of 90.

Dr Trainor made an immense contribution to numerous archives and libraries, and to local historical, genealogy and community groups over the last seven decades. During his long career, he worked for the Institute of Historical Research in London, for Queen's University Belfast, for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, including as its Director from 1970 to 1987, and as Research Director of the UHF. He was also chairman of the Irish Manuscripts Commission twice.

Dr Trainor's funeral will be on Tuesday, 28 August. Details here.

The UHF office in Belfast will be closed on that day and also on Monday 27 August (a bank holiday in Northern Ireland).