Despite the pandemic and the associated difficulties with local history research, it is encouraging to report that the Trust has been able to support four publications in 2021, and an earlier one in the spring of 2020. Three of these were locally based in Counties Antrim, Londonderry and Monaghan, and the other two had much wider remit and coverage. [Read more…]
The Trust is delighted to announce that it is now inviting grant applications for local history projects in the nine counties of Ulster. The closing date for the next round of applications is 28 February 2022.
It will usually take a minimum of four months from the closing date for a decision on your application.
We are pleased to announce that the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive, in partnership with the Ulster Local History Trust, is holding a FREE on-line Seminar on the theme of Doing Local History during Lockdown on Saturday 8 May 2021 from 11.00-1.00.
Participating are Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, National Archives of Ireland, and professional and local historians.
This promises to be a very popular event and numbers are limited. Early booking recommended.
Conference on Saturday 19th October 2019 in Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive, ARMAGH.
Link to conference page
The proceedings of the recent Reformation Conference have now been posted on our Conference page. [Read more…]
The Trust held a very interesting and successful one day history conference: “Reformation Then and Now: Perspectives and Change 1517-2017” which took place in the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive, Armagh on 4th November 2107. The event was organised to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, with the main focus being on the experience in Ireland. [Read more…]
The Trust is keen to hear from organisations, businesses and individuals who are willing to contribute to the Trust Fund in order to help it further support the activities of those interested in local history.
For the first time in recent years the Trust returned to County Donegal for their meeting in April 2016 at the invitation of Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny. [Read more…]
The Trust is now registered as a charity in Northern Ireland, the 1000th organisation to achieve such official recognition.
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101555
Mr Jack Johnston represented the Trust at the recent launch of a new book on the history of Corglass Presbyterian Church (First Bailieborough) written by Leslie McKeague. The book was launched by Presbyterian historian, the Rev David Nesbitt, while the current minister of the congregation, the Rev Sam Anketell also spoke. At the event a number of old school roll books restored and rebound through the generosity of Mr Peter Johnston of Hollywood were handed over to Mr Tom Sullivan representing Cavan County Library.