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Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 19:00–20:30

First Presbyterian Church, 41 Rosemary St. Belfast BT1 1QB

Join us for a Unique Celebration of a Unique Epoch in Irish, Ulster and Belfast History in the Age of Revolution in Belfast’s Eighteenth-Century Church

The Ulster Historical Foundation would like to invite our members, friends and supporters to join us for an ‘enlightening’ evening this November. Beginning with a drinks reception, the cultural atmosphere of Belfast’s radical ‘Golden Age’ will be ushered in by Belfast harpist Edel Brady who will reprise the traditional airs of the Belfast Harp Festival of 1792.

The evening continues with a series of talks by three renowned historians. Ulster, America and the Enlightenment: From Feux de Joie to the Belfast Harp Festival will explore and celebrate Belfast’s connection to the wider world during the ‘Age of Reason’.


  • Dr Francis Costello - The Enlightenment, the American Revolution and the Society of United Irishmen
  • Dr Eamon Phoenix - The critical social, cultural and political atmosphere in Belfast and the province of Ulster during the period 1789–1795
  • Dr James Dingley, Chairman of the Frances Hutcheson Institute - Francis Hutcheson and the shaping of Enlightenment thinking in Ireland, Britain and Europe

For our friends and supporters overseas this event will also be recorded. Make sure you follow our various social media profiles for details on how to watch the event.

To reserve your place at this event click here

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a registered not-for-profit charity. Any proceeds raised from this event will help support the work of the Foundation. A donation of £20 is politely suggested for participants.

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