Programme for the 2017-18 Season
Thursday 7 September 2017 at 8.00 pm
THE SECRET LISTENERS OF GILNAHIRK
George Busby will tell the story of the wireless station that has been described as Northern Ireland’s best kept secret of World War II.
Thursday 5 October 2017 at 8.00 pm
O’NEILL PLACES AND PERSONALITIES: including French John, the wool trader who inherited Shanes Castle
This talk will be presented jointly by The Hon. Fionn O’Neill Morgan, formerly of Shanes Castle, and James Kane from the O’Neill Country Historical Society.
Thursday 2 November 2017 at 8.00 pm
THE PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND
Valerie Adams, librarian at the PHSI, will talk about the resources the Society’s library can offer, especially to genealogists.
Thursday 7 December 2017
Further details to follow.
*Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7.30 pm*
AGM, followed at 8.00 pm by
BELFAST IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A talk by Ronnie Pedlow.
Thursday 1 February 2018 at 8.00 pm
SECRETS OF ST. NICHOLAS’S
Dr Ron Bishop, a guide in St Nicholas’s Church in Carrickfergus, will let us into some of the secret references to events in Ulster’s history, hidden and in plain sight, to be found in the church
Thursday 1 March 2018 at 8.00 pm
THE RHYMING WEAVER POETS:
Laura Spence will look at the Ulster poets of the 18th and 19th centuries who wrote in Ulster Scots about life at the time.
Thursday 5 April 2018 at 8.00 pm
MAPPING IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Peter Dawson will talk about the history and development of mapping services in Northern Ireland.