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THE FORTS ON THE BLACKWATER RIVER “THE COCKPIT OF THE NORTH” Tuesday 8th May in O’Neills GFC Community Sports Complex An Port Mór/Blackwatertown at 8.00pm

THE FORTS ON THE BLACKWATER RIVER – “THE COCKPIT OF THE NORTH” The ONeill Country Historical Society commences its summer lecture series with a talk on ‘The Forts on the Blackwater River’ delivered by Dr James O’Neill. The Nine Years War … Read More



THE O’NEILLS OF KINNARD AND SIR PHELIM O’NEILL- Talk on Tuesday 10th April at 8.00pm in the Old Court House Caledon.

THE O’NEILLS OF KINNARD AND SIR PHELIM O’NEILL, Speaker: Dr David Brown T.C.D. This talk on Caledon is a synthesis of these two interests and relates how Sir Phelim O’Neill’s estate, forfeited due to his participation in the rebellion of … Read More



Shane ONeill seminar Saturday 24th of March in the Priory Library in Benburb @ 9.30 am

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James Bruce talk on Wednesday 28th Feb has been postponed due to bad weather. A new date will be set in due course.



JAMES BRUCE-The Belfast industrialist who purchased the Northern Wingfield/ Powerscourt estate and built his Manor House (nowBenburb Priory). Wednesday 28th Feb 8.00pm

This talk has been postponed due to the inclement weather. A new date will be rescheduled. Talk on Wednesday 28th February at 8.00pm in the new Library at Benburb Priory.             Speaker: Mr James Kane JAMES … Read More



Engineering Roots – Reflections of over fifty years as a Civil Engineer by Prof Adrian Long – Tue 21st Feb 8.00pm Eglish Presbyterian Hall

Professor Adrian Long will deliver a talk on his life as an engineer, from his early days in his father’s blacksmith shop in Carrowbeg, Eglish, to become a world leader in Civil Engineering. Adrian attended Dungannon Royal School before entering … Read More



Rev William Richardson of Clonfeacle – Political Parson & would be Horticulturalist Tuesday 27th Sept 8.00pm Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Benburb

Rev William Richardson of Clonfeacle – Political Parson & would be  Horticulturalist The ONeill Country Historical Society commences its Autumn Lecture Series with a talk on Rev William Richardson of Clonfeacle delivered by Dr Allan Blackstock. Reverend William Richardson, who, despite his … Read More



The Hugh O’Neill Commemorative Medal

This Medal has been commissioned by the O Neill Country Historical Society (Cumann Staire Dúiche Néíll) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Hugh O’Neill (Aodh Mór Ó Néill, The Great O’Neill) in Rome in July 1616. The … Read More



Art O’ Neill Commemoration: “The Last Minstrel of Ireland” Saturday 2nd July from 9.30am

Art O’ Neill Commemoration: “The Last Minstrel of Ireland” Saturday the 2nd of July will see a dedicated all-day seminar held in the Great Hall at Benburb Priory which will celebrate the life and music of Art O’Neill, the Blind Harper … Read More



Lecture and book launch to focus on Hugh O’Neill – Wednesday 22nd June at 8.00pm Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive

Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha/ONeill  Country  Historical  Society  Lecture and book launch to focus on Hugh O’Neill  The combination of a history lecture along with a book launch relating to the same subject and the occasion being that of a shared promotion … Read More