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NAME LOCATION CONTACT INFORMATION TOPICS
 
Adams, Valerie Belfast 028 9072 7330
phsilibrarian@pcinet.org
- History of Irish Presbyterianisn
- The resources of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
- Estate Records
- Education Records
- Valuation Records
Allen, Harry Donaghadee (028)91883630
allengenealogy@hotmail.com
-The 1798 Rebellion in County Down
-Soitheach na nDaoine; Donaghadee's 'White Slaver'
-Enterprise; Donaghadee's 'Slaver' silver mine
-Nineteenth and twentieth century life on the Copeland Islands
-John Rennie's Donaghadee Harbour; 50 years in planning and building, 15 years in commencial use
Anglesea, Martyn Belfast 028 90208847
martynanglesea@virginmedia.com
-William Conor the People's Painter
Armour, James Derry/Londonderry
Co. Tipperary
(028)79549835
00353 876954944
jamesarmour111@gmail.com
-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
davedrone@hotmail.com
-The history, discovery and excavation of 'La Trinidad Valencera'
Barbour, Terry Lisburn (028)92638760
terry_barbour@btinternet.com
-The Gurkhas and their Ulster Connections
Begley, Anthony Ballyshannon (071)9852133
anthonybegley@hotmail.com
Allinghams

See also Tour Guides
Bell, Jonathan Belfast (028)90669643
jonathan.bell6@btinternet.com
County Down Farming Families (farming practices 1930-1960)
Bell, Robert Belfast (028)90471774
robertbell@sdbellteacoffee.com
-History of tea and coffee imports to Belfast
-Development of the family firm, longstanding presence in Belfast
Bishop, Ron Carrickfergus (028)93364040
rh.bishop1@gmail.com
-The History of the Medieval St. Nicholas CoI Church in Carrickfergus
-Richard Kane:Forgotten Son of Ulster
-Belgian Army in NI 1945
Blair, Alex Ballymoney 2 Lisboy Rd.
Kilraughts
Ballymoney, BT53 8NF
Various talks on Antrim & Ballymoney
Bonar, Séan Dungloe (074)9521847
armorica@eircom.net
Fishing in County Donegal
Bonar, Wesley Newtownabbey (028)90832363
sentry.hill@btconnect.com
-Lillian Bland, Pioneer Aviator from Carnmoney
-Sentry Hill, 19th century farmhouse
Bourke, Cormac Belfast (028)90428428
cormac.bourke@nmni.com
Early Christian Bells and Bell Shrines in Ireland
Bourke, Lorraine Belfast (028)90543169(W)
(028)90371814(H)
lorraine.bourke@doeni.gov.uk
-Archives in the Monuments and Buildings Record
-The Bronze Age in Ireland
Bowman, Terence Newcastle (028) 43723241
terence.bowman@btinternet.com
-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.
Bradley, Jim Belfast (028)90603466
jim.bradley@belfasthills.com
-The History of Belfast Hills
Bradley, John Derry/Londonderry 028 71359505
075 01427573
wj.bradley@yahoo.co.uk
-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
Callan, Aaron BA (Hons.)MA LLM Limavady 07843879358
aaroncallan@live.co.uk
-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
historyandtalks@gmail.com
-History of areas of East Belfast
Carr, Peter Belfast (028)90874861
pcarr16@hotmail.com
-The Night of the Big Wind
-History of Dundonald
-Ker Family
-Cotton Bog
Casement, Anne Ballycastle (028)20762881
panda@churchfield51.fsnet.co.uk
-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
Cassells, Brian Lurgan (028)38325329
dbcassells@gmail.com
-Canals of the North of Ireland
-Lough Neagh
-The Inland Waterways of Ireland
Chesney, Heather Belfast (028)90451900
heather@eastbelfastpartnership.org
-East Belfast Partnership - building on East Belfast's past
Clark, Bruce Derry/Londonderry (028)79642737
BruceClark17@hotmail.com
-The Linen Industry
-The life of Charles Thompson
Clements, Paul Belfast 0776 2379303
clements@googlemail.com
“ Romancing Ireland”: Richard Hayward, Author, Stage, Film Actor and Director 1892-1964
Collins, Frank Omagh (028) 82249575
collinsomagh@yahoo.co.uk
-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
p.collins@smucb.ac.uk
-Belfast Trade Unions and Labour in early 20th century
-The ' 98 Rebellion
-Who fears to speak of ' 98
Collins, Séan Drogheda (+353)041-9831584
(+353)089-4214394
seancollins1@gmail.com
-The Great War 1914-18
-The Easter Rising
-the Irish Civil War
-The Battle of the Boyne 1690

See also Tour Guides
Cook, David S.   (028)90327691 -Sir Crawford McCullagh: Merchant Prince
-Lurgan 1886: Playing Games with History
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
adam4eves@aol.com
-Pilgramages
-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

See also Tour Guides
Curran, Dr Bob Coleraine drbobcurran@yahoo.co.uk Folklore
Dawson, Colin Templepatrick 028 94433619
colin.dawson@nationaltrust.org.uk
-Pattersons spade mill, Templepatrick
Day, Dr Stephen Armagh (028)38871831
steveday2005@yahoo.co.uk
-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
chocolate-caw@hotmail.com
Surnames in Ulster
Devlin, Dr Johanne Omagh and Belfast 028 82249411
jd.trew@ulster.ac.uk
-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
roger.dixon@nmni.com
-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
Dolan, Áine Belfast 028 90277735
adolan@goh.co.uk
-History of the Grand Opera House, Belfast
Dougan, Quincey Armagh 078 356 24221
kvfb@yahoo.com
-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
johndooher@btinternet.com
-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
07899961197
finbarrofloinn@gmail.com
-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
claire.foley@doeni.gov.uk
Buildings and Monuments in N. Ireland
Forbes, Peter Newtownards (028)91817297
07857115489
peterforbes70@hotmail.com
-Blair Mayne and SAS war Diary 1941-1945
-SAS Long Range Desert Group
Forrester, Hugh Belfast (028)90650222
museum@psnipolice.uk
-From Peel to PSNI: history of the RIC and RUC
Friel, Charles Belfast (028)90655560
charles.friel@btinternet.com
Illustrated talks on any aspect of the history of Irish Railways, from building to preservation
Friel, Deirdra Milford, Co. Donegal 086 2421008
donegalheritagetrails@gmail.com
-History of Rathmullan and Ramelton.

See also Tour Guides
Gallagher, Bryan Enniskillen (028)66323336
mrbryangallagher@hotmail.com
-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
andrew.gault@doeni.gov.uk
The Work of the NI Environment Agency's Historic Monuments Unit
Goss, Stephen Belfast (028)90309460
07942015492
sjagoss@hotmail.com
-Lesser Belfast Personalities
-Northern Ireland and the Cold War
Gray, John Belfast (028)90290178
j.gray31@ntlworld.com
-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
Green, Frances Belfast 028/048 9023 2632
frances.green@btinternet.com
-Morale & Welfare in WW2, throught the eyes of Belfast-born Primmy Mc Neill
-A life apart: Primmy Mc Neill's experiences at home and abroad (1917-1947)
-Dames and Dinner Dances, Sunday cinema and smuggling: social effects of WW2

N.B. Primmy Mc Neill was the first person from Northern Ireland appointed as an Overseas Welfare Officer with the Red Cross-St. John Ambulance working with Lady Louis Mountbatten in London before serving in North Africa and Italy
Greer, Patrick Belfast (028)90289192
p.greer@hitmail.com
-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
-Andersonstown
-Suffolk and Dunmurry Area
-The Plantation of Ulster
-The Falls Road Library, Wart and all
The Antrim Coast
Griffin, David Banbridge (028)40626269
dhgriff@yahoo.co.uk
The Famine & the Whyte Estate, Loughbrickland
Hailes, Anne Belfast  
anne.hailes@dsl.pipex.com
History of Ulster Television
Haines, Keith Belfast (028)90796379
siosepol@tiscali.co.uk
-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)
Hamill, Cormac Belfast (028)90291357
cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org
-Cave Hill archaeology and landscape history
-Cave Hill Geology
Hamilton, Roy Co. Londonderry (028)71346444
royhamilton@btinternet.com
-The Hiring Fairs: memories of the people of the North-West
-Stories from the Shirt Factories of Londonderry
-History of Derry through River Foyle
-Plantation of Ulster in the Counties adjacent to County Derry
-Life and times of Percy French
- plus others

See also Tour Guides
Hamond, Fred Belfast 02890616480
frederick-hamond@utvinternet.com
Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
Hanna, John Hillsborough (028)92689341
jshanna@talktalk.net
-100 years of the Ulster Steamship Co. (Head Line)
-Cash in your attic
-Early Golf in Ireland
Hanna, Ronnie Portadown (028)38391816
Mob. 07890357444
ronnie.hanna@btinternet.com
Range of lectures on
-British/European History
-Ulster/Irish History
-Ulster-American History
-US History

See a complete list of lectures
Hartley, Tom Belfast hartley_tom@hotmail.com - Milltown Cemetery
-Belfast City Cemetery

See also Tour Guides
Hegarty, Roddy Belfast and Armagh (028)37522981 (office hours)
rhegarty@btinternet.com
-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

See also Tour Guides
Hill, Myrtle Newtownabbey 07544 714371
myrtle.hill@me.com
-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
adfreck.hume@btinternet.com
-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
Hunter, Jim Coleraine (UU) (028)700400700 The legend of Danny Boy
Hutchinson, Pearl Kilrea (028)29540517
pearl.hutchy@dsl.pipex.com
-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)
Johnston, Jack Clogher (028)85548288
j_ratory@hotmail.com
Cannot accept invitations
during March and April
due to lambing
Publishing local history
Jones, Francis Belfast (028)90268577
francis@northernirelandscreen.co.uk or
dfa@northernirelandscreen.co.uk
-Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archives

No fee payable for this presentation
Kelly, Billy Coleraine 08700400700 Various talks
Kelly, Liam Larne (028)28276374
kelly.12@sky.com
Meaning of place names
Kennedy, Billy Tanderagee Mob. 0784546887011
billykennedy@fsmail.net or
billy.kennedy57@googlemail.com
-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
mk3carrick@aol.com
-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
christopherkenny98@yahoo.com
-The last Ulster Schooner, TMS "Result" (whole history from construction to the present)
-HMS "Result", mystery ship of WW1
Kirkpatrick, Rev. Prof. L. Belfast (028)90205080
l.s.kirkpatrick@union.ac.uk
-Presbyterians in East Belfast
-Early Presbyterian Church History
Kirwan, Richard Newcastle, Co. Dublin 0872562390
richardkirwan1@eircom.net
The history of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland
Lambkin, Dr Brian Omagh 0044 28 82256315
brian.lambkin@nmni.com
-Aspects of migration in Irish history
Large, Simon Newcastle (028)43770547
Mob. 07979947932
s.large@lycos.com
Loughbrickland Archaeological Dig
Lynch, John Belfast 07533 871380
john.lynch24@hotmail.co.uk
-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.
Lyttle, Noel Portstewart (028)70834266
n.lyttle@yahoo.co.uk
Irish Presbyterian Church Communion Tokens
McAnallan, Dónal Dungannon (028)37522981
dmcanallen@ireland.com
-Irish Nationalist politics in the 19th and early 20th Centuries
-The History of the Print media in Ireland (19th and 20th Centuries)
McBride, Doreen Banbridge doreen.mcbride@btinternet.com -Folk Lore and Folk Cures
-The origin of the Ulster Scots
McCaughan, Alison Castlerock (028)70848276
revdunboe@aol.com
-The history of Downhill, Coleraine
-Minister's wifery
-History of the Parish of Dunboe
McCluskey, Fergal Dunmurry 07733487535
fmccluskey01@qub.ac.uk
-Early 20th Century Irish History; speciality Tyrone
McCormack, Ken Co. Londonderry (028)71344729 -Dunmore House, Carrigans - 1938
- other talks
McCoy, Joseph Columba Maghera (028)79549406
07912640858
josephmccoy1@hotmail.com
-Maghera, A historical Journey
-United Irishmen 1798
- Maghera and the United Irishmen
McCreadie, John Letterkenny 0749121498
jfmccreadie@gmail.com
Manorvaughan House, Clements and Lord Leitrim

See also Tour Guides
McDermott, Dr Siobhan Monaghan carrickavoy@gmail.com -Late Medieval Gaelic Ulster
-Plantation Ulster
-Covenanter Interest during the 18th Century
Macdonald, Dr Philip Belfast (028)90973767 or
(028)90973025
p.mcdonald@qub.ac.uk
Recent archaeologial excavations in Counties Down and Antrim
McKeag, Mike Belfast (028)90666383
michael.mckeag@gmail.com
-Beginning Family History
-Heraldry
McKerrow, James Bangor (028)91852391
james.mckerrow@hotmail.com
-Early Medieval Ireland
-Bangor Abbey and four of it's Saints
McKinley, Bob Bangor (028)91823202
enquiry.shc@hotmail.co.uk
Somme Heritage Centre - Oral History Archive
McShane, Hugh Newry (028)30262077
077 63497086
info@hughmcshanehistory.co.uk
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
International
-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
info@oakyhilltalksandtravels.co.uk
-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
ann-ken@ntlworld.com
- Child migration to Australia
- Women and the First World War
- Vere Foster (educationalist and philanthropist)
- Emigration from Ireland (19th century)
- Great Irish Famine
- Workhouses
- Maritime sources in PRONI
- Art in the Archives at PRONI
- Family history for beginners
- Local history for beginners
- Marketing on a shoestring
- Archivist as teacher
Magennis, Eoin Newry (028)41772887
eoin.magennis@intertradeireland.com
-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
mattmaginnis@btinternet.com
-Mourne men and the U-Boats: submarine activity off County Down in WW1
Mahaffy, Belinda Lifford 0749141216
mahaffybelinda@hotmail.com
The Davy Crockett family
Maloney, Grace Clogher (00353)4771984
info@clogherhistory.ie
-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 North Down (079)66589091
rmasefield@hotmail.com
-The history of Helen's Bay and Crawfordsburn
-Grey Point Fort
-Palace Barracks and Holywood
Meehan, Helen Mountcharles 0749735125
helenmontgomerymeehan@eircom.net
-The Plantation of Ulster
-The Montgomerys

See also Tour Guides
Meharg, Brian MBE Bangor 07510006000
brianmeharg@aol.com
- 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
susie@titanictours-belfast.co.uk
My great-grandfather Thomas Millar and RMS Titanic
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
montgomery826@btinternet.com
-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
Judith@streamvale.com
-The History of Streamvale Farm - an open farm, still a working diary farm
Neill, Ken Belfast (028)90251477 The Broighter Horde; were the natives friendly?
Ní Dhuibhne, Áine Rathmullan 0749158287
ainedh@eircom.net
-The McSweeneys
-Flight of the Earls

See also Tour Guides
Ó Direáin, Dr. Stiofán Mill Bay, Islandmagee (028)93382647
sodireain@tiscali.co.uk
-Townlands of East Ulster
-Tourist history of Islandmagee and Ballycarry
-History of Islandmagee and Ballycarry
O'Donnell, Vincent Inver 0749736059
vodonnell@eircom.net
The O'Donnells
O'Hagan, Kevin Ahoghill 07749180237
koh119@btinternet.com
-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
edokane@hotmail.com
-Cavanacor House and President Polk
-Cavanacor House and the Siege of Derry
See also Tour Guides
O'Regan, Raymond Belfast 0784 1408222
(028)90371170
raymondoregan@yahoo.com
-A Tale of two Churches (St Mary's, Chapel Lane - formerly Crooked Lane)
-Belfast and First Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Parkinson, Richard Bangor 07753426726
jrp@sky.com
-Somme Heritage Centre - Oral History Archive
-The history of magic and illusion, with reference to Irish magicians
Pimley, Robert Belfast (028)90629592
robert.pimley@ntlworld.com
-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)37523070
greer.ramsey@nmni.com
Archaeology and Museum Collections
Rankin, Trevor Carrickfergus (028)93362784
d.helen.rankin@btinternet.com
The Story of Belleek Pottery
Ritchie, John Larne - covers South Antrim only (028)28275429
sjrmr@btopenworld.com
Divided memories: how people remember WW1
Robinson, Lorraine Belfast (028) 90550213
lorraine@uahs.org.uk
-Built Heritage at Risk
-Rural Vernacular and Contemporary Vernacular Buildings
Robinson, Phillipa Londonderry (028)71354382
viennaderry@hotmail.co.uk
-Jewish Communities in Derry
-Work of Dr Raphael Armattoe, West African MD, in 1940s Derry
Rogers, Frank Ballycastle (028) 20768850
frankmrogers@yahoo.com
-Irish ecclesiastical stained glass
-Misconceptions in Irish History
-A musical tour of Ireland
-A Scottish Musical Odyssey
-Sir Edward Carson
Ross, Oscar Belfast (028)90878493
rocross221b@yahoo.co.uk
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Belfast - the 1925 visit
Rutherford, Bridgeen Newbuildings (028)71861696
bridgeenr@aol.com
Newbuildings: a Plantation Village
Scott, David Belfast 0784 9884663
davy47@hotmail.co.uk
-Reflections on the Somme
Scott, Robert Belfast Tel. (028) 90208899
Mob. 0779 8870744
jandr.scott54@ntlworld.com
-The Wild Life in Belfast public Parks and Gardens
-The History of Malone House
Scoular, Clive Killyleagh, Co. Down (028)44828428
clive.scoular@gmail.com
Website: www.clivescoular.com
-Events and personalities in 19th and 20th century Ireland's history.
See also Tour Guides
Shiels, George Derry/Londonderry 07879436235
g.shiels49@btinternet.com
-Charles Thompson's associations with Maghera
-Stories, Tales & characters from Maghera
-Book: "Chapter & Verse"
Simon, Ben Belfast (07788)146588
drben.simon@googlemail.com
-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
michael.simms@magni.org.uk
-Irish geology and landscape
-Caves and limestone landscapes
-Fossils
-Lichens
-Meteorites

See also Tour Guides
Smith, Sandy Belfast (028)90760320
sandysm1th@hotmail.co.uk
-CS Lewis and WW1

See also Tour Guides
Smyth, Anne Belfast 028 90395132
anne_smyth@talk21.com
-Ulster Dialects
-"Nearer my God to Thee" the so-called "Titanic" requiem and its subsequent history
Smyth, Peter Hillsborough 028 92688849
petersmyth900@gmail.com
- Northern Ireland in the 1950s
Spurr, Chris Ballygowan 079 68256011
chris.spurr@hotmail.com
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
george.templeton@sky.com
-The life and work of Chad Varah (founder of Samaritans)
Thompson, John Co. Londonderry (028)71354040 or
02871314400
-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
Ward, Gerry Belfast 07799416230
gerryward1@btinternet.com
-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

Warner, Guy Greenisland, Carrickfergus (028)90862843
gwarner06@aol.com
-RNAS airships in the North Channel
-Story of army aviation in Ulster 1959-1989
-WW1 Aircraft Carrier Pioneer, Belfast-born Jack McCleery
-Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC: aviation in Ireland 1909-1914
-History of Aviation in the Azores
-Shorts, the Foreman years 1959-1989
-Civil Aviation in NI in the 1920s and 30s
-The RFC and RAF in Mesopotamia 1915-1919
-The history of 230 Sqn.
-The story of the RAF's support Helicopters in NI 1957-2009
-The history of 72 Sqn. RAF
-The History of 651 and/or 656 Squadrons AAC
-The development of Air OP and the Auster
-Aviation rescue in N. Ireland during the "Big Snow" in 1963
-From Belfast Harbour to George Best Belfast City; 1938 to 2014
-Aircraft and Aerospace Manufacturing in Northern Ireland; 1909 to 2014
-Northern Ireland's contribution to the Allied cause in WW2
-Reminiscence of personal experiences in aviation over many years
Weatherall, Norman Belfast (028)90701618
ni.weatherall@btinternet.com
-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
Edward.Wilson@ulstercarpets.com
- Napoleonic War Veterans in Ireland
- The Follies Trust
Wilson, Ian Bangor (028)91460367
duffel.coat@tiscali.co.uk
-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
annewilson1@btinternet.com
-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
Woods, Damien Armagh 07977227215
dwoods899@btinternet.com
The Armagh Rail Disaster
Woods, Jack Belfast (038)90963625
jw4444@ntlworld.com
-History of Ards Airport
-Harry Ferguson before the Plough, on Ulster Aviation, motor cycling and Motor Cars