Programme

Sunday, 14 September

20.00 Informal get-together in the Premier Inn, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast café/bar

Monday, 15 September

08.45 Delegates meet at Premier Inn reception for short walk to University of Ulster
09.00 Introductions and lectures at Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster

  • Dr Allan Blackstock on a ‘Sense of Place’ in Ulster history
  • Dr William Roulston and Gillian Hunt on researching Ulster ancestors
  • Stephen Scarth on PRONI records
  • Tim Smyth on useful Ulster genealogy books (bookstall available)
12.30 Lunch at Premier Inn
13.15 Transport leaves Premier Inn for visit to PRONI for registration, tour and talk
16.30 Transport leaves PRONI to return delegates to hotel
17.15 Reception at Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster and welcome from the Provost and from the Chairman of the Ulster Historical Foundation
18.30 Evening meal at the MAC

Tuesday, 16 September

Day of assisted research

08.45 Transport leaves Premier Inn taking delegates to PRONI
16.45 Bus collects delegates from PRONI taking them to Corr’s Corner Hotel
17.30 Evening meal at Corr’s Corner Hotel
18.45 Visit to Sentry Hill House

Wednesday, 17 September

Outing to Barons Court and Ulster American Folk Park/Centre for Migration Studies

08.45 Bus leaves Premier Inn
10.30 Arrive at the Ulster American Folk Park/Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

  • Lectures by Dr Brian Lambkin and Dr Paddy Fitzgerald and tour of exhibitions
16.30 Visit to Barons Court, home of the Duke of Abercorn
18.15 Evening meal at Mellon Country Inn
21.30 Return to Premier Inn

Thursday, 18 September

Day of assisted research followed by a free evening for delegates.

09.45 Transport leaves Premier Inn taking delegates to PRONI
17.30 Transport leaves PRONI to return to Premier Inn

Friday, 19 September

Free day for delegates

18.30 Evening meal at Premier Inn
20.00 Reception at Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster and presentation of certificates

Saturday, 20 September

Outing to the Mournes and South Down including visits to Dundrum, Castlewellan, Kilkeel, Rostrevor and Newry

09.00 Bus leaves Premier Inn
18.00 Return to Premier Inn.
End of Summer School