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Adams, Valerie Belfast 028 9072 7330
- History of Irish Presbyterianisn
- The resources of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
- Estate Records
- Education Records
- Valuation Records
- Wills
- Church Records
- pre 1800 sources for family and local history
- Luther and the Reformation
Anglesea, Martyn Belfast 028 90208847
-William Conor the People's Painter
Armour, James Derry/Londonderry
Co. Tipperary
00353 876954944
-Childhood memories of growing up on a family farm in the 1950s and 60s
-Book "From the Beagh to Maghera"
Atherton, David Derry/Londonderry (028)71860075
-The excavation of the Spanish Armada wreck La Trinidad Valencera, in Kinnegoe Bay, Co. Donegal
Barbour, Terry Lisburn (028)92638760
-The Gurkhas and their Ulster Connections
Begley, Anthony Ballyshannon (071)9852133

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Bell, Robert Belfast (028)90471774
-History of tea and coffee imports to Belfast
-Development of the family firm, longstanding presence in Belfast
Bishop, Ron Carrickfergus (028)93364040
-The History of the Medieval St. Nicholas CoI Church in Carrickfergus
-Richard Kane:Forgotten Son of Ulster
-Belgian Army in NI 1945
-A Victorian childhood in East Antrim
-Bragging Rights: A What-If Story
Blair, Alex Ballymoney 2 Lisboy Rd.
Ballymoney, BT53 8NF
Various talks on Antrim & Ballymoney
Bonar, Séan Dungloe (074)9521847
Fishing in County Donegal
Bonar, Wesley Newtownabbey (028)90832363
-Lillian Bland, Pioneer Aviator from Carnmoney
-Sentry Hill, 19th century farmhouse
Bourke, Cormac Belfast (028)90428428
Early Christian Bells and Bell Shrines in Ireland
Bourke, Lorraine Belfast (028)90543169(W)
-Archives in the Monuments and Buildings Record
-The Bronze Age in Ireland
Bowman, Terence Newcastle (028) 43723241
-Life and times of a weekly newspaper editor (35 years at the Mourne Observer)
-Contemporary History of Bangor
-Life of Alexander Bowman (1854-1924)Trade Union pioneer etc.
Boyd, Gray Lifford boydgray26@gmail.com -Genealogy Services (talk and research)

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Boyle, Louis Dromore 028 92692258
-The Camino Pilgrim’s Walk from the Pyrenees to Santiago,Spain

Bradley, Jim Belfast (028)90603466
-The History of Belfast Hills
Bradley, John Derry/Londonderry 028 71359505
075 01427573
-Studying your own townland/local area
-The Abercorns of Tyrone (Baronscourt)
-Ulster before the Plantation
-The Plantation of Ulster
-Emigration from Ulster
-Dublin and Newtown Estate- the Mountjoys and Blessingtons

See also Tour Guides
Brogan, Vincent Omagh 02882249242 or 0772 17676222
-Genealogy Services (talk and research in Counties Tyrone and Donegal)

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Callan, Aaron BA (Hons.)MA LLM Limavady 07843879358
-History of Unionism in North Derry
-William F. Massey, Prime Minister of new Zealand and a native of Limavady
-The Beresford Family
-History of Orangeism in Roe Valley
- The Big House in the Roe Valley
-Carson's visit to Limavady
-Sir Thomas Phillips
- Rev. John Graham a Minister of the Church of Ireland who was key to the growth of Orange Order in West Ulster at time of near collapse
Campbell, Aidan Belfast 028 90 792955
-Illustrated history of all areas of East Belfast
- Recent publications include Stormont, Cregagh, Ballymacarrett, Newtownbreda, Castlereagh and Belfast Through Time
Campbell, Norman Belfast 02890660126
-History of the Belfast City Hospital and its development out of the Belfast Union Workhouse Infirmary

Carr, Peter Belfast (028)90874861
-The Night of the Big Wind
-From powdered dandy to old bear
-The rise and rise of a Georgian Gentleman
-The History of Dundonald, County Down
-The rise and fall of the great Bog of Cotton
Casement, Anne Ballycastle (028)20762881
-A pictorial tour of early-nineteenth-century Antrim and Down through the eyes of Lord Mark Kerr
-The management of landed estates in Ulster
-The management of the Londonderry estates in Down, Derry, Donegal and Antrim during the Great Famine
-The history of Mount Stewart, County Down
-The creation of the gardens at Mount Stewart, County Down
-The National Trust in Northern Ireland
-Buildings of Garron Tower, Co Antrim
-The European Travels of the Londonderry family in the 1830s and 1840s
-"Oh What Lovely Fun"; Lady Londonderry's Houseparties at Mount Stewart
Chesney, Heather Belfast (028)90451900
-East Belfast Partnership - building on East Belfast's past
Clark, Bruce Derry/Londonderry (028)79642737
-The Linen Industry
-The life of Charles Thompson
Clements, Paul Belfast 0776 2379303
“ Romancing Ireland”: Richard Hayward, Author, Stage, Film Actor and Director 1892-1964, Wild Atlantic Way, Journey along River Shannon
Collins, Frank Omagh (028) 82249575
-The 1812-1814 War
-The Alamo
-The Folk Park Trilogy. The links between the Co Tyrone families of Mellon/ Campbell/ Hughes featured in the Ulster American Folk Park , Omagh
-Famine Landowners
-The Buchanan families of Co Tyrone and their US connections
-The Calhoun family of Crosh House, Newtownstewart
-The Campbell family of Plumbridge Co Tyrone. St Louis
-President Woodrow Wilson 1856-1924
-The Edward/Cairns Family and their Siege of Derry input
-Davy Crocket family links in Ireland.
Collins, Peter Belfast (028) 908205
-Belfast Trade Unions and Labour in early 20th century
-The ' 98 Rebellion
-Who fears to speak of ' 98
Collins, Séan Drogheda (+353)041-9831584
-The Great War 1914-18
-The Easter Rising
-the Irish Civil War
-The Battle of the Boyne 1690

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Cook, David S.   (028)90327691 -Sir Crawford McCullagh: Merchant Prince
-Lurgan 1886: Playing Games with History
Coyle, Cathal Cookstown 028 86765134: Mob. 07742986251
-John White, Surgeon General of the First Fleet that sailed from Portsmouth in 1787 to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement.
-James Shields served as a US Senator in three different States
-John King: One of the first non-indigenous people to cross Australia
-Margaret Noble: writer and Indian Nationalist

Crooks, Joan Belfast (028)90321707
078 1234520
-The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications (NIPR)
-Publishing advice with copies of Publishing for Success by Anna Tannahill
Crowe, Tony Londonderry (028)71347167 The Seige of Derry
Cunningham, John B. Belleek (028)68658327
Mob. 07855325693
-Wartime Fermanagh
-Plantation in Fermanagh
-Belleek Pottery
-Lough Derg Pilgramage
-The Erne and its history
-Fermanagh Scenery and History (PowerPoint talk)
-The Famine in Co. Fermanagh

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Cunningham, Susie Comber 028 97528455
-Story of Sir Crawford McCullough (Belfast's Dick Whittington)

Curran, Daragh Ardara Tel. 00353 86 0813498
- The revival of the Orange Order 1845
- Reaction to the 1848 Young Ireland rebellion
- Life on the Caledon estate
- Lord Claude Hamilton
- Tenant right in county Derry
- Violence and elections in the 1850s
- Protestant protest meetings in the 1830s
- The Orange Order during the Famine
- Major James Sproule Myles
- Government suppression of the Orange Order
- Levels of crime in specific counties/areas
- John Rodgers and Ribbonism in Tyrone
Curran, Dr Bob Coleraine drbobcurran@yahoo.co.uk Folklore
Dawson, Colin Templepatrick 028 94433619
-Pattersons spade mill, Templepatrick
Day, Dr Stephen Armagh (028)38871831
-Architecture of Armagh City
-History of Newry/Armagh border area
-Mesapotemia in the early 20th century
-Early Afghan Wars 1839, 1878 and 1919
Delargey, Mary Londonderry 07724560811
Surnames in Ulster
Devlin, Dr Johanne Omagh and Belfast 028 82249411
-Northern Ireland Migration History
-World War One and Ulster
-Legacy of World War One
-Ulster and Canada using oral history methodology; audio recording testimonies (letters, diaries, interviews) in historical research
Dixon, Roger Cultra (028)90428428
-Belfast at the time of the Titanic
-Francis Joseph Bigger of Belfast
-The Big Houses of Belfast and their Families
-Marcus Ward and Company
-The Ulster Folk Museum and its History
Doherty, Richard Derry 07821391276
-World War 1 at sea
-Military History with Irish Connections

Dolan, Áine Belfast 028 90277735
-History of the Grand Opera House, Belfast
Dougan, Quincey Armagh 078 356 24221
-Ireland and the Great War (if requested focused on specific locality in Ireland or any issue/event in connection with the War)
-The 36th Ulster Division
-The Home Rule Crisis
-The Ulster Volunteer Force 1912-1914 (focus on specific geographical areas a speciality)
-The role of women in the Ulster Volunteer Force
-The history of the Marching band in Ireland
-The history of Orangeism
-Irish Unionism (Dublin, Cork, Sligo, etc)
-Militant Unionism in Dublin during the Home Rule Crisis
-Ulster Loyalism
-other topics related to Irish History on request
All talks are illustrated with Power-point presentations
Dooher, Johnny Strabane (028)71883006
-Life in pre-famine Ulster
-The Ordnance Survey Memoires
-Law and Order in pre-famine times
-Doing a Townland Survey
-The establishment of Local Government in Ireland 1898-1900
-The Revolutionary decade - the 1790s in Ulster
-Famines and Fevers in early 19th Century Ulster
Fitzgerald, Patrick Omagh (028)82256315 -Sources for Migration History
-Ulster Emigration to North America
-Scottish Emigration to Ulster in the 1690s
Flynn, Barry Dunmurry
-The history of boxing in Ireland
-The rise and fall of Belfast Celtic
-The Border Campaign of 1956-1962
-Tales of County Antrim
Foley, Claire c/o EHS Belfast (028)90543025
Buildings and Monuments in N. Ireland
Forbes, Peter Newtownards (028)91817297
-Blair Mayne and SAS war Diary 1941-1945
-SAS Long Range Desert Group
Forrester, Hugh Belfast (028)90650222
-From Peel to PSNI: history of the RIC and RUC
Friel, Charles Belfast (028)90655560
- Fully illustrated talks on any subject of railways in Ireland from “The origins of Railway’s in Ulster ” and Irish Ambulance Trains in the Great War” to local histories and any aspect of railway preservation : happy to discuss tailoring

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Friel, Deirdra Milford, Co. Donegal 086 2421008
-History of Rathmullan and Ramelton.

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Furphy, Joe Belfast 02890612311
07775 692484
-My 60 years working with our landscapes and their natural life
-Life in the environmental side of the civil service from the 1960s to 2000
-Our changing countryside and its wildlife

Gallagher, Bryan Enniskillen (028)66323336
-Rural life in Fermanagh 1940s & 50s
-The way we were
-There'll not be a Crowd till the Crowd gathers
-Travels and Travails with a small Dance Band
Gault, Andrew Belfast (028)90543151
The Work of the NI Environment Agency's Historic Monuments Unit
Goss, Stephen Belfast (028)90309460
-Forgotten Celebrated Citizens of Belfast
-The Secret History: Northern Ireland and the Cold War
-Takabuti and her times: the unwrapping of Ireland's mummy
-The wit and satire of Gilbert and Sullivan
-The war that no one wanted: the origins of the First World War

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Graham, Richard Lisburn 0079 68254566 -General architecture of Belfast
-The architecture of Belfast and the people that built Belfast
-Architecture of Belfast Department Stores
-The linen manufacturers in Belfast and surrounding areas and the story of the families that owned them

Gray, John Belfast (028)90290178
-The Cave Hill overlooking Belfast
-The Linen Hall Library
-The United Irishmen
-The early Labour movement in Belfast
-The early Theatre in Belfast
-The Irish Channel Tunnel
Greer, Patrick Belfast (028)90289192
-The Streets of Belfast
-Christmas Presents of Yesteryear
-The History of Christmas in Belfast
-Ghosts of Belfast and things that go bump in the night
-The Black Death in Ireland
-Who Fears to Speak of '98
-The Falls Road
-Suffolk and Dunmurry Area
-The Plantation of Ulster
-The Falls Road Library, Wart and all
-The Antrim Coast
Griffin, David Banbridge (028)40626269
The Famine & the Whyte Estate, Loughbrickland
Hailes, Anne Belfast anne1hailes@gmail.com -History of Ulster Television
-Sir Tyrone Guthrie: The life and times of internationally renowned drama director.
-Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
-The Late Leo Wilson and the 1941 Easter Blitz
-Barney Mc Cool (Tom Mc Devitte), journalist and broadcaster, best known for playing the old farmer hanging over the gate telling viewers of Ulster Television about the goings-on in Drumlister.
-Journalist Paddy Scott, died 1999 at 93, seeing the "Titanic" being built, and other events of the century
Haines, Keith Belfast (028)90796379
-Campbell College (any aspect e.g. staff, pupils, contribution to First/Secong World Wars etc.
-Knock (East Belfast), History and Character
-William Robert Anketell and the 1871 Ballymacarrett rail accident
-William Drennan and the painting The Irish House of Commons 1790
-Fred Crawford
-Arthur Moore, an Ulster international traveller, adventurer and journalist
-Ulstermen in India
-The ladies, letters and life of Brigadier Nelson Russell
-The Macans of Armagh (city and county)
-350 Years of Love and Romance in Ulster
- Sir Otto Jaffe
Hamill, Cormac Belfast (028)90291357
-Cave Hill archaeology and landscape history
-Cave Hill Geology
Hamilton, Stephen Belfast Stephen.Hamilton@cec.hscni.net -The Burn and the Fever - A history of the Purdysburn Hospitals

Hamond, Fred Belfast 02890616480
Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
Hanna, John Hillsborough (028)92689341
-100 years of the Ulster Steamship Co. (Head Line)
-Cash in your attic
-Early Golf in Ireland
Hanna, Ronnie BA, MA Portadown (028)38391816
-The Scottish Rebellion 1638-1640
-The Trial and Execution of Charles 1
-The Glorious Revolution 1688-1689
-How the Great War Changed Britain
-Foundations of Empire: Ulster anad Virginia in the Seventeenth Century
-Reform to Rebellion, Ireland 1775-1800
-Crossing the Atlantic: The Ulster Emigration Experience in the Eighteenth Century
-The Highest Call: Ulster and the American Presidency
-The People's President: Andrew Jackson
-The life and Times of Ulysses S Grant: Ulster-American Hero
-Woodrow Wilson: A Presbyterian President
-The GIs in Ulster, 1942-1945
-'Let the World Go Forth': John F. Kennedy and his Legacy
-The American Presidency in the Twentieth Century

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Hartley, Tom Belfast hartley_tom@hotmail.com - Milltown Cemetery
-Belfast City Cemetery

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Hartwell, Mike Killyleagh 028 44821354 -The landscape and nature of Northern Ireland in pictures
-N Ireland in 3D - stereoscopic images of our landscapes and heritage (3D glasses provided)
-'Northern Ireland from the air' - aerial images and the mechanics of this pursuit
-'Down from every angle' - a photographers perspective of County Down
:(All talks illustrated with stunning slide shows and informed by 20 years as NIEA's exhibition man)

Hegarty, Roddy Belfast and Armagh (028)37522981 (office hours)
-Making sense of the Census;the census in Ireland and the local and family historian
-Along Lough Swilly Shore; the changing face of an Ulster Lough
-The development of a road network in Ulster
-The Strabane Canal; a family perspective
-St Patrick and Armagh's claim to primacy within the Irish Church
-Oldpark; an urban townland
-Monsignor James O'Laverty; clergyman and historian
-The Flight of the Earls and the Ulster Plantation
-Settlers or Invaders; who do you think we are? (An overview of settlement in Ireland from the earliest times)
-Cooking the Goose? The truth about Christmas past (Exploring the myth and Tradition of Christmas

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Hill, Myrtle Newtownabbey 07544 714371
-Radical, rioters and revivalists 1789-1910
-Women and Irish Society:Image and experience (women in Irish history)
-Pioneers, Preachers and Protesters: the 1859 Revival in Ulster
-Votes for women: The Suffrage Movement in Ulster
Hume, David BA (Hons), Ph.D, MBE Magheramorne (028)28274589
-Postcards from Home: the story of Ulster settlers overseas
-Tall Tales and Fairy Bullets: folklore from the Ulster of bygone times
-The Ulster Presidents: their lives and times
-The 1798 Rebellion and Presbyterian Radicalism
-The History of Irish newsapers
-Northern Ireland and the Second World War
-The Somme 1916: Ulster's Gettysburg
-Ulster and the American Civil War
-Fraternity Ours: The History of Irish Fraternities
-'A solemn league': the Ulster Covenant 1912
-The Reivers: The story of Steel Bonnets in Scotland and Ulster
-The Good Templars: a forgotten fraternity
-If Hitler had won: Operation Sea Lion
-Dead Famous: who is buried in Northern Ireland
-Fairy folk and Horses Heads: superstition and folklore in Ulster
-Talking History: interviews with eye witnesses
-Ulster emigrants in the Great Dominion
-19th and 20th century Ulster emigrates in Australia and New Zealand
Hunter, Jim Coleraine (UU) (028)70357771
-The legend of Danny Boy
-Tory Island
Hutchinson, Pearl Kilrea (028)29540517
-Growing up in a country shop in Donegal
-Love of Rosie (how Pearl and her husband renovated the cottage where Rosie worked long long ago and all sorts of reminiscences abou her and her life)
Jones, Francis Belfast (028)90268577
francis@northernirelandscreen.co.uk or
-Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archives

No fee payable for this presentation
Kelly, Billy Coleraine 08700400700 Various talks
Kennedy, Billy Tanderagee Mob. 0784546887011
billykennedy@fsmail.net or
-Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish) migration and settlement in the USA
-Story of three Ulster Scots: Andrew Jackson, David Crockett and Sam Houston
Kennedy, Michael Strabane (028)71885896
-The growth and development of Sion Mills
-The Cooper Photographs of the early 20th Century
-Educational change in Ireland 1830-1970
Kenny, Christopher Carrickfergus 07805329878
-The last Ulster Schooner, TMS "Result" (whole history from construction to the present)
-HMS "Result", mystery ship of WW1
-Surviving Nazi Germany: My Family's Story
Kirkpatrick, Rev. Prof. L. Belfast (028)90205080
-Presbyterians in East Belfast
-Early Presbyterian Church History
Kirwan, Richard Newcastle, Co. Dublin 0872562390
The history of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland
Little, Ivan Belfast 07441028473 -My life in local NI Journalism

Lynch, John Belfast 07533 871380
-The Community that built Titanic
-Forgotten Shipbuilders of Belfast: Workman Clark
- The Shipyards at War
- Beef, Bananas and Emigrants
- It was all right when it left here! Belfast maritime disasters
- The Wild Geese: Facts and Fictions
- Migrants in Red Coats: Irishmen and women in the British Army
- Ireland's Biggest War?: The American Civil War 1861-5
- A Brief introduction to Irish Migration history
- The Spanish Armada: Fact and Fiction
- Socialism in Titanic town
- Another Ireland: An exercise in counter-factual History

The following Research Methods Training can be made available either as single lectures or as an all-day workshop (four topics)
  • Essay/article writing skills
  • Primary Sources on Early Irish History
  • Travellers accounts as a source on Irish history
  • Oral history and Folklore as historical sources
  • Maps as historical sources
  • Newspapers as historical sources
  • Statistics for the local historian
  • The photograph as a historical source
  • Government papers as historical sources
  • Literature as a historical source.
McAnallen, Dónal Dungannon 07826328065
-Jackson, Eyre and Co. and the Linen Industry on the Tyrone-Armagh border, 1760-1860
-The Origins and Development of Sport in Ulster
-Never on a Sunday? :Sabbatarianism and Sport in Ulster
-Louis Smith: Godfather of the IRB in mid-Ulster
-John McKay: Down Man, Belfast journalist, Cork sportsman, GAA founder
-Four Cities, a Breach of Promise, Ulysses and a Failed Rising: the crazy career of IRB man Francis P. Burke
-Thr GAA and the First World War
-Sport and the State in Northern Ireland, 1921-1972
-An Irish Polymath: Dr George Sigerson, 1836-1925
-Rev. Louis O'Kane and his recordings of Revolutionary Ulster
McCaughan, Alison Castlerock (028)70848276
-The history of Downhill, Coleraine
-Minister's wifery
-History of the Parish of Dunboe
McCormack, Ken Co. Londonderry (028)71344729 -Dunmore House, Carrigans - 1938
- other talks
McCoy, Joseph Columba Maghera (028)79549406
-Maghera, A historical Journey
-United Irishmen 1798
- Maghera and the United Irishmen
McCreadie, John Letterkenny 0749121498
Manorvaughan House, Clements and Lord Leitrim

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McCullough, Billy Ballygowan, Co. Down 02897 521014, Mob. 07747111806
-'Observing Belfast'
-'Picture Picture on the Wall'
-Nesca and the Family Robb
-'Tickets Please' (A colourful recollection of a few Belfast Cinemas)-Re-discovering the Scots Irish based on personal journeys in the USA

McDermott, Dr Siobhan Monaghan carrickavoy@gmail.com -Late Medieval Gaelic Ulster
-Plantation Ulster
-Covenanter Interest during the 18th Century
McIntyre, Aaron Lisburn/Belfast 028 90997022
-The Belfast Poor House
-Founding members of the Belfast Charitable Society: Princes, Personalities and Politics
-Clifton Street Cemetery
-Plots & Plotters: The United Irish & the Belfast Charitable Society
-The Pre-Plantation Archaeology of Lisburn

McKeag, Mike Belfast (028)90666383
-Understanding Heraldry
-Life in Ulster in the 1830s
-From Family Tree to Family History
-Emigration to Australia and New Zealand
McKerrow, James Bangor (028)91852391
-Early Medieval Ireland
-Bangor Abbey and four of it's Saints
McKinley, Bob Bangor (028)91823202
Somme Heritage Centre - Oral History Archive
Mackrell, Jamie Belfast 07557054116
-Irish Mythology viz. Cú Chulainn and the Red Branch Knights:The age of Heroes in Ulster
-Megaliths and Folklore in County Down
-Online Spin Techniques and the effects of Mass Media on Political Discourse

See also Tour Guides
McManus, Cathal Belfast 028 90975914
-Myths of Irish History

McShane, Hugh Newry (028)30262077
077 63497086
Website: http://hughmcshanehistory.co.uk/
Decade of Centenaries
-A Tale of Two Cities: Belfast and Dublin in the early 1900's
-The Home Rule Crisis 1912 - 14
-Sir Edward Carson & James Craig - The 'Dream Team'?
-The Ulster Covenant
-The Role of Women in the Home Rule Crisis 1912 -14
-Photographs, Posters and Cartoons from 'The Home Rule Crisis 1912 - 14
-John Redmond and the Quest for Home Rule
-Ireland's Private Armies 1913 - 16
-Ulster, Ireland and the First World War
-First World War Irish Soldiers' Wills
-The Suffragettes and the Campaign for Votes for Women
-The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
-The Spanish Civil War
-20th Century American History
-The life, death and legacy of president John F. Kennedy
-The Vietnam War
-Korea - The Forgotten War
-'I have a dream': The life, career and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
-South Africa: The rise and fall of Apartheid
McReynolds, Alister Lisburn (028)92622175
Mob. 07791652106
-Ulster History from the Plantation to 18th Century emigration
-Ulster Scots and the American Revolution
-Ulster Scots and the United Irishmen
-Harry Ferguson - genius or mad engineer?
Robert Dinsmoor - Scots Irish poet of New Hampshire
-'Openings' - poems by Alister McReynolds on the spiritual journey of a Scots Irish family
-Chain migration from Ulster to the USA
-Scots Irish shipbuilders in Maine
-The role of Agents in Scots Iirish settlement in America
-Three Ulstermen who had a huge impact on New York and American Society
-'Legacy' Talk on Alister McReynolds book about the impact of Scots Irish in America
McVeigh, Dr Ann M. Belfast - will travel 077 263 263 90
- Gone for Good (the different types of migration and migration assistance)
- Flowers of the Flock (the child migration schemes to Australia)
- Women and the First World War
- Vere Foster (The Man who Paid women to Go Away)
- Hungry for Change (the effects of the Great Irish Famine)
- The Workhouse System in Ireland
- Tracing your Family Tree in PRONI (a beginners guide to genealogy)
- As True as I'm Standing Here (Quirky stories and images from PRONI's collections)
Magennis, Eoin Newry (028)41772887
-Popular Protest in the 18th and 19th Centuries
-Politics in the 1790s
-Trade and economy in the 18th Century
-Rise and fall of the Magennis Lordship
Maginnis, Matt Bangor (028)91455128
-Mourne men and the U-Boats: submarine activity off County Down in WW1
Mahaffy, Belinda Lifford 0749141216
The Davy Crockett family
Maloney, Grace Clogher (00353)4771984
-The history of the Bogs in Co. Monaghan
-Lost placenames in Co. Monaghan
WW1 and WW2 war refugees in Co. Monaghan
-Body snatching and a County Monaghan Doctor
-Monaghan a Plantation Town?
Masefield, Robin Holywood 07966 589091
-The history of Helen's Bay and Crawfordsburn
-Grey Point Fort
-Palace Barracks and Holywood
-The history of the railway line to Bangor
-Robert Hart and the Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Maybin, Mike Belfast 028 90613861
Mob. 0787 29911511
-Belfast Transport: trams, trollybuses
Author of Belfast Transport 2017, Forthill Media
Meehan, Helen Mountcharles 0749735125
-The Plantation of Ulster
-The Montgomerys

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Meharg, Brian MBE Bangor 07510006000
- History of swimming the North Channel
- Mercedes Gleitz, story of her swimming the North Channel in 1928 and many other famous swims throughout the world.
Millar, Susie Belfast (028)90659971
My great-grandfather Thomas Millar and RMS Titanic
Millington, Dr Gordon Belfast 02890611303
-Lighthouses all around Ireland and beyond

Mitchell, Brian Co. Londonderry (028)71377331
Ten powerpoint presentations on
-Roots Tourism: Perception, Potential and Opportunities
-Tracing Your Derry Roots: Record Sources
-Derry in the 19th Century
-Plantation Families of Northwest Ulster: Record Sources
-Plantation Archaeology: Londonderry Rescue Excavations 1976 to 1980
-History from Headstones: St. Augustine’s Graveyard
-Emigration from the Foyle by Sail and Steam: Derry~Londonderry - Gateway to a new world
-Shipping Records and their usefulness when searching for your Ancestors
-From Derry to Londonderry: Diaspora and the shipping records
-Irish Placenames and their importance in tracing family history
Mitchell, Sam Co. Derry (028)71343953 The Local Landscape
Montgomery, Edward Coleraine (028)70344796 The History of the Honourable Irish Society
Moore, John Portrush djlm.familyhistory@btinternet.com -Finding your Irish Ancestors
-Researching your Irish Family History
-A History of Portrush
-A History of Castlerock
-Histories of the Portstewart Tramway and the Giants Causway tram (Available from January 2011)
Montgomery, Ian Comber 07593773542
-Improving Belfast:a glimpse of Edwardian Belfast
-Councils and Corporations:governing Belfast since 1613
-Irish voices from the First World War
-Buried at Canada Farm:researching soldiers in the First World War
-Drawing blood from the stones: the Giant's Causeway case of 1897
-Counties and Parish:Local adminstration records in Ireland
Morrow, Judith Belfast (028)90483244
-The History of Streamvale Farm - an open farm, still a working diary farm
Murphy, Alison Belfast 07834539566
-The men who built the 'Titanic'
-Sailing Ships and Sea Captains from the Portaferry/Strangford area
-Winnie and George: an unlikely union which is the story of James Connolly's Secretary Winnie Carney and the 36th Ulster Division's George McBride

Neill, Ken Belfast (028)90251477 The Broighter Horde; were the natives friendly?
Ní Dhuibhne, Áine Rathmullan 0749158287
-The McSweeneys
-Flight of the Earls

See also Tour Guides
Ó Direáin, Dr. Stiofán Mill Bay, Islandmagee (028)93382647
-Townlands of East Ulster
-Tourist history of Islandmagee and Ballycarry
-History of Islandmagee and Ballycarry
O'Donnell, Vincent Inver 0749736059
The O'Donnells
O'Hagan, Kevin Ahoghill 07749180237
-The Iron Ore and Bauxite Mines of Mid-Antrim
-The Benn Family of Belfast and Glenravel
-Historical Highlights of the Village of Newtowncrommelin
-Jackson Dunlop – the Bard of Ballycloghan (Broughshane)
-Postcards of the Antrim Coast
-The History of Aughterclooney Townland and School, Ahoghill
-The Early History of Lismurnaghan National School, Ahoghill
-The 1975 Irish Speleological Expedition to the Gouffre Berger, French Alps

All talks are illustrated Powerpoints.
See also Tour Guides
O'Kane, Eddie Lifford 0749141143
-Cavanacor House and President Polk
-Cavanacor House and the Siege of Derry
See also Tour Guides
O'Regan, Raymond Belfast 0784 1408222
-A Tale of two Churches (St Mary's, Chapel Lane - formerly Crooked Lane)
-Belfast and First Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Parkinson, Richard Bangor 07841383153
-Somme Heritage Centre - Oral History Archive
-The history of magic and illusion, with reference to Irish magicians
-Colditz: 'Escapes and Escapades'
Patton, George Scarva 02838832646
Mobile: 07988332250
-American Civil War
-Songs of Stephen Foster
-Burke and Hare of graveyard-robbing fame

Peel, Robbi B.Sc,PGDMS Bangor 07803219916
-Irish & British Colonial Policing
-Collecting historical artefacts: Curse or Blessing?

All are illustrated with PowerPoint, artefacts and displays. If requested talks can be focused on a specific of the topic. Participation possible including Quizzes, Games, or Dramatisation

Pimley, Robert Belfast (028)90629592
-The History of Hillsborough Castle
-The life of Violet Jessop, Titanic Survivor
-The Story of Belfast Harbour Commissioners
-Father Park's Super8 movies:
The Holy Child Boy's School Trip to Dublin 1966
Quinn, Patrick Newry patsy.quinn@hotmail.co.uk -Georges Lane: growing up in Newry
-St Patrick's Church in Newry
Railton, Dr Nicholas Coleraine nm.railton@ulster.ac.uk -The 1859 Revival in Coleraine
-Revival of religion in Ulster folklife
Ramsey, Dr Greer Curator Armagh County Museum (028)90395232.
-Archaeology and Museum Collections
- Music and Archaeology, who was Ireland ’s First Pipe Piper?
Rankin, Trevor Carrickfergus (028)93362784
The Story of Belleek Pottery
Ritchie, John Larne - covers South Antrim only (028)28275429
Divided memories: how people remember WW1
Robinson, Lorraine Belfast (028) 90550213
-Built Heritage at Risk
-Rural Vernacular and Contemporary Vernacular Buildings
Robinson, Phillipa Londonderry (028)71354382
-Jewish Communities in Derry
-Work of Dr Raphael Armattoe, West African MD, in 1940s Derry
Rogers, Frank Ballycastle (028) 20768850
-Irish ecclesiastical stained glass
-Misconceptions in Irish History
-A musical tour of Ireland
-A Scottish Musical Odyssey
-Sir Edward Carson
Scott, David Belfast 0784 9884663
-Reflections on the Somme
Scott, Robert Belfast Tel. (028) 90208899
Mob. 0779 8870744
-The Wild Life in Belfast public Parks and Gardens
-The History of Malone House
Scoular, Clive Killyleagh, Co. Down (028)44828428
Website: www.clivescoular.com
-Events and personalities in 19th and 20th century Ireland's history.
See also Tour Guides
Shiels, George Derry/Londonderry 07879436235
-Charles Thompson's associations with Maghera
-Stories, Tales & characters from Maghera
-Book: "Chapter & Verse"
Simon, Ben Belfast (07788)146588
-History of trees and woodlands around Belfast
-Tales of people and places on Laganside near Belfast
- Stories of Cave Hill
-Discovering wildlife in Antrim
-The Heritage of Belvoir Park, a former Big House and Estate near Belfast
Simms, Dr. Mike Belfast (028)90395242
-Irish geology and landscape
-Caves and limestone landscapes

See also Tour Guides
Smith, Sandy Belfast (028)90760320
-CS Lewis and WW1

See also Tour Guides
Smyth, Anne Belfast 028 90395132
-Ulster Dialects
-"Nearer my God to Thee" the so-called "Titanic" requiem and its subsequent history
Spurr, Chris Ballygowan 079 68256011
A Declared Genius? - Oscar Wilde in America 1882
Stewart, David Carrickfergus 028 93373319 - Ulster Town and City Historical Architecture and Population Movements
Sturgeon, Jennifer Coleraine (028)70324449 Under the Spanish Chestnut Tree (History of Hazlett House, Castlerock)
Tempelton, George Belfast (028)90702591
-The life and work of Chad Varah (founder of Samaritans)
Thompson, John Co. Londonderry (028)71354040 or
-Ballyarnett racecourse: a history
-The story of Amelia Earhart
Tohill, J.J. Belfast (028)90666963 -The Northern Irish in Hollywood
-Donegal; a journey round the County in the late 1960s and early 1970s
-The Golden era of Ulster's amateur filmmakers viz. Archie Reid, Roy Spence and Craig Clements
Richard Hayward; Ulster's pioneer filmmaker
-The musical years of Jimmy Kennedy
Trotter, Robert Castlewellan 07979948478
-Castlewellan Castle
-Annesley Family

Ward, Gerry Belfast 07799416230
-The Legacy of Sir Charles Lanyon
-The Works of Newry Architect, WJ Barre
-Belfast City Hall
-Trollybuses in Belfast
-'Up the Malone Road'
-The Fitzpatrick Brothers, Architectural Sculptors

Charlie Warmington (Roamer from Newsletter) Belfast 028 90897700 -My 10-year-long column in the Newsletter
-Maritime History-Lagan Legacy (Greatest story never told
-My Jewish-Austrian Graandmother's WW2 miraculous escape from Vienna and little brother's escape per Kindertransport

Warner, Guy Greenisland, Carrickfergus (028)90862843
-Lilian Bland - the first woman in the world to design, construct and fly her own aircraft
-Jack McCleery - one of the world's first aircraft carrier pilots in 1917-18
-The Aerial Heirs of Harry Ferguson - the adventure of civil aviation in the 1920s and 1930s
-The Queenstown Command - the First Battle of the Atlantic
-Not just Titanic but Flying Boats too - the remarkable story of Belfast's plane makers
-Operation Sandstone - a hitherto secret and overlooked story of the Cold War
-Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC - Aviation in Ireland 1909-14
-Lighter-than-Air - the story of Wing Commander Neville Usborne
-Airships over Ulster - the story of the airships against the U-boats in WW1
-The story of Army Aviation in Ulster 1913-2018
-Dungannon-born Edgar Harper- his place in aviation history
-The USNAS in Ireland in WW1
-No 105 Sqn, Omagh, the only operational RAF squadron to serve in Ulster in WW1
-The First Crossing - No 2 Sqn RFC in Ireland 1913.
Watters, Colleen Belfast Mob. 0771 7031794
-The sinking of the RMS 'Lusitania' 7 May 1915, and my family's involvement

Weatherall, Norman Belfast (028)90701618
-The Squares of Belfast
-The Story of High Street, Belfast (the old Castle, Chapel of the Ford Market House Execution of Henry Joy Mc Cracken, Queen Victoria's visit to Belfast 1849, The Belfast Blitz of 1941
-A great Ulsterman: Frederick Temple Hamilton Blackwood. 1st Marquis of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902. Governor- General of Canada, Viceroy of India etc
-An 18th century eccentric, Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, (1730-1803)
-Edward Carson
-The Golden Age of the Music Hall, 1880-1928, with special emphasis on Belfast (icluding original recordings of artistes)
-Outdoor entertainment in Victorian Belfast
-The Chichesters, Earls and Marquises of Donegall, landlords of Belfast 1603-1844
-History of Belfast as depicted in street-art statues, murals etc
-A stroll through 20th century Belfast
Wilson, Christopher Limavady (028)77722744 -The Story of the American Cemetery in Belfast
-John Wesley and Methodism in the North West
Wilson, Edward and Primrose Co. Armagh (028)38871238
- Napoleonic War Veterans in Ireland
- The Follies Trust
Wilson, Ian Bangor (028)91460367
-The sinking of HMS Drake in 1917 off Rathlin Island
-Irish Emigration by Sea
Wilson, Christopher Limavady (028)77722744 The Story of the American Cemetery in Belfast
Wilson, Henry Moira, Co. Down 012 9261 1825
-Queen Victoria's Children - A European Web
-E O'Duffy - The Irish State and Fascist Spain
-Costello - Irish Soldier into Spanish War
-Forgotten Industry - Northern Ireland Clothing Trade
-Abbe Edgeworth - Longford Priest who helped Louis Capet
-Verdun 1916 - The Bloodiest Battle in History
-Queen Victoria - Monarch of Europe
-The King of Karelia - An Ulsterman in the Russian Revolution
-The Winter Queen - "Puppet" Queen of England and harbinger of the Hanoverians
-Statues around the City Hall - Belfast's Stone Dead Victorians
-The English Empress - The Mother of Kaiser Bill
-Life in the Belfast Workhouse
-Bernard Hughes - Armagh born baker famous for his baps
-The Diligent - Journey of a Slave Ship
-Arthur Stringer - County Antrim Huntsman and Naturalist
-Duke of Wellington - "Fit only for the Army"
-Sir Richard Wallace - Tragedy and Glory of the Art Collector
-Sir Hugh Lane - Art Dealer and Lusitania Victim
-Ulster in the 2nd World War
-Dufferin and Ava - Imperial Pro Consul - from County Down
-Francis Rawdon - 2nd Earl of Moira in the American War of Independence
-Erskine Childers - Anglo Irishman of Courage and Ideals
-Jan Huss - Harbinger of the Reformation
-Edith and Charles Londonderry
-Basil Zula - Greek Chieftain and County Down Clergyman
Wilson, Jill Glenavy 07714719812 -Journey from Peking to Paris in a 1927 Rolls Royce
-The Road to mandalay in a 1953 Volvo

Woods, Damien Dungannon 07803577484
-The Armagh Rail Disaster 1889
-Railway History in West Ulster
Woods, Eric Belfast 07775951805
-The Phenomenal Belfastman: Samuel C Davidson-Inventor, Patentee, Industrialist, and his famous Sirocco Works
-Three ground breaking Catherwoods-an explorer, an entrepreneur and an economic guru
-Supporting better Education for poor children in African and Asian countries
-Bequines and Beguinages-Holy women of yesteryear
-The Silk Road ancient and modern
-The Hanseatic League: 400 years of German Trade in Western Europe
Woods, Jack Belfast (038)90963625
-History of Ards Airport
-Harry Ferguson before the Plough, on Ulster Aviation, motor cycling and Motor Cars