Programme 2018/2019

Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held at 7:45pm in the Lakeview Suite at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon, BT64 1AL


Major T J Akinson

Major T.J. Atkinson,
9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Killed in action near Hamel, France on 1st July 1916 while serving with the Ulster Division.
A generous bequest from the Atkinson family helps fund the society's annual history lesson in September each year.

Date Event Lecturer Title
25 Sept 18 AGM and Atkinson Lecture Cormac McSparran The Great Fort of Aghagallon, its location and extent. How old is it and how diverse is its history?
09 Oct 18 Lecture Greer Ramsey Archaeological treasures from County Armagh
13 Nov 18 Lecture Jim Conway The McAlinden brothers WW1: four went one returned
11 Dec 18 Lecture Armagh Rhymers Mummers, Rhymers, Strawmen, Guisers, Galoshians, Wrenboys or fools. The house visiting tradition of Armagh
08 Jan 19 Lecture Dr FX McCorry 'The Book of Armagh' and 'Egyptian Hieroglyphics near Crumlin, Co. Antrim'
05 Feb 19 Annual Dinner in Brownlow House with musical entertainment by pupils from Lismore Comprehensive School
12 Feb 19 Lecture Dr. Liam Campbell Turf cutting
12 Mar 19 Lecture Sebastian Graham Mills in the Craigavon area
09 Apr 19 Members' Night David Weir film on Sir Robert Hart and distribution of Review Vol. 11 No. 1
07 May 19 Evening Outing Lissan House, Cookstown
18 May 19 Annual Saturday Outing Cavan County Museum exhibition: ‘Road to War; Path to Reflection’, Cloughoughter Castle and Saint Fethlimidh's Cathedral, Kilmore and its 12th century Romanesque doorway.