Wednesday 29 September 2021

Irish History from Plantation to Partition: Free online lecture series

    Petty's map of Ireland, 1695

Armagh Robinson Library, in collaboration with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, has organised a six-week lecture series that will explore Irish history from the Plantation of Ulster to Partition.

The free lectures will be delivered by Zoom on Wednesday evenings (7.30pm-8.30pm) from 13 October to 17 November.

Here's the programme:

  • Wednesday 13 October: The establishment of Ulster's Plantation Towns, with Dr Brendan Scott (Historian-in-Residence, Cavan CoCo)
  • Wednesday 20 October: From the 1641 Rising to the Restoration, with Dr Robert Armstrong (TCD)
  • Wednesday 27 October: The Williamite-Jacobite War, with Professor David Hayton (QUB)
  • Wednesday 3 November: Revolutionary Ulster, 1776-1801, with Dr Andrew Holmes (QUB)
  • Wednesday 10 November: The Great Famine and 19th-century politics pre-1870, with Professor Peter Gray (QUB)
  • Wednesday 17 November: Home Rule and the Road to Partition, with Dr Eamon Phoenix

You can book online here for the full series or for individual lectures. If you prefer, you can reserve your place by email to or call 028 3752 3142.