Programme for the 2016-17 Season
Thursday 1 September 2016 at 8.00 pm
THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF PROTESTANTS
AND THE IRISH LANGUAGE
Linda Ervine, Irish Language Development Officer with the East Belfast Mission
Thursday 6 October 2016 at 8.00 pm
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE BALLYMENA
Hazel Bonar. The book produced to mark the Festival’s centenary will be available for purchase at the meeting.
Thursday 3 November 2016 at 8.00 pm
MIGRATION IN IRISH HISTORY
Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Development Officer at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, plans to include a local slant in his talk.
Thursday 1 December 2016 at 8.00 pm
Further details to follow.
*Thursday 5 January 2017 at 7.30 pm*
AGM, followed at 8.00 pm by
RICHARD KANE: FROM DUNEANE TO MENORCA
Linda Houston will give a talk on the locally born man who, 280 years after his death, is still a hero in the Balearics.
Thursday 2 February 2017 at 8.00 pm
MOST REVEREND BISHOP DONAL MCKEOWN
We are delighted that the Bishop, originally from Randalstown, has agreed to give a talk to the Society.
Thursday 2 March 2016 at 8.00 pm
THE ULSTER-SCOTS MEDICAL DICTIONARY
A light-hearted look at how we talk about our ailments from former GP Dr Brian Ford.
Thursday 6 April 2017 at 8.00 pm
VERE FOSTER: THE MAN WHO PAID WOMEN
TO GO AWAY
Dr Ann McVeigh, formerly Public Services Curatorial with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.