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As part of Armagh Robinson Library's 250th anniversary, this lecture series will explore Irish history through items in the library.

Speakers and topics are as follows:

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

The lecture series is being run in collaboration with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Library is grateful for this support.


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