A special one-day conference dealing with the Towns of the Ulster Plantation organised by Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society) and Cavan Genealogy will be held in the Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, on Saturday 14 October.
Session 1: The archaeology and geography of Ulster plantation towns
10 a.m.: Dr Rachel Tracey (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘Uncovering Ulster Plantation towns: rhetoric, reality and resonance’.
10.25 a.m.: Dr Jonathan Cherry (Dublin City University): ‘Ulster’s Plantation towns: a geographical perspective’.
10.50-11.05: tea and coffee
Session 2: Urban administration
11.05 a.m.: Dr Brendan Scott (Roots Ireland): ‘The Town Book of Belturbet, County Cavan, 1657-1700: administration in an Ulster Plantation town’.
11.30 a.m.: Dr Bríd McGrath (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Creating and managing a new town: Coleraine 1623-1669’
11.55: 5 minute break
Session 3: Case Studies
12 p.m.: Dr William Roulston (Ulster Historical Foundation): ‘“The Scottish town”: Strabane in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries’.
12.25 p.m.: Dr Annaleigh Margey (Dundalk I.T.): ‘Building early modern property portfolios: London’s urban influence in seventeenth-century Ulster’.
12.50-2 p.m.: Lunch
Session 4: Urban Plantation Society
2 p.m.: Professor Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University): ‘The marketplaces in Ulster plantation towns’.
2.25 p.m.: Dr Paddy Fitzgerald (Mellon Centre, Ulster-American Folk Park): ‘Urban Ulster, Dublin and the problem of the poor in the early modern period’.
2.50 p.m.: 5 minute break
Session 4: Religion
2.55 p.m.: Professor Robert Armstrong (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Planting Protestantism in urban Ulster’.
3.20 p.m.: Professor Colm Lennon (Maynooth University): ‘Catholicism and Ulster Plantation towns’.
VENUE: Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan
DATE: Saturday 14th October
TIME: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
TO BOOK: Contact Cavan Genealogy
First Floor, Johnston Central Library and Farnham Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm / 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Phone: +353 (0)49 436 1094
Fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of booking. To guarantee your seat, early and full booking is essential. All major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and Laser are accepted.