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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



O’Neill Exhibition & Medieval Day 16th April 2016 – Cancellation

Unfortunately due to ongoing work by the NIEA to the flanking towers this event has been cancelled and will take place later this year. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Details of the event and the new date will be notified … Read More