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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



JULY 1848 IN TYRONE: OPPOSITION OF THE DUNGANNON AREA ORANGE LODGES TOWARDS THE CAMPAIGNS FOR TENANT-RIGHT AND REPEAL – Friday 11th March at 7.30pm The Square Box Hill of the O’Neill & Ranfurly House, Dungannon

On 12th July 1848, a crowd of 20,000 people assembled in Dungannon town centre to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne. Included in this assemblage were almost 100 Orange lodges drawn from the districts of Killyman, Pomeroy, Benburb and Castlecaulfield, … Read More



Before and after the Rising – Ireland Socially, Politically & Economically

This talk by Dr Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh will outline the economy of East Tyrone in the period before the Irish revolution and proceed to an analysis of the wave of militant trade union activity that took place locally between 1918-1920. … Read More



Dúiche Néill Journal Offer.

Special Offer: The Society can now offer packages of 5 or more back numbers of Dúiche Néill at a generous discount for a limited period eg: Nos 1,4,7,10 & 13 total £30.00 plus P & P; Nos 12,14,17,18 & 20 total £55.00 … Read More



Rev. Louis O’Kane (1906-73): Priest of Aghaloo & Eglish, and Revolutionary Recorder. Tuesday 13 Oct At 8.00pm The Brantry BARD Centre

The diverse career and remarkable historical collections of Rev. Louis O’Kane, who served as a priest in Aghaloo and Eglish parishes, will form the subject of the next talk hosted by the O Neill Country Historical Society, at the Brantry … Read More