The ONeill Country Historical Society is pleased to announce the following talks during the forthcoming months.
Wednesday 28th February at 8.00 pm – lecture room at Benburb Priory
The Origins of the Irish People from the Earliest Times to the last of The Gaelic Chieftains.
Part Two: From the First Irish Settlers to the Birth of Christ. Irish resources fuelled the Mediterranean Bronze Age.
Speaker: Michael H St.C Harnett.
Thursday 21st of March at 8.00pm – lecture room at Benburb Priory
The Great Famine on the Powerscourt Estate, Benburb. Part One; Discord and Disorder 1845-1847. Speaker: Dr Dónal McAnallen.
Thursday 18th April at 8.00 pm – lecture room at Benburb Priory
The Great Famine in the Powerscourt Estate, Benburb, Part Two; Emigrant Ships and Aftermath, 1845-50. Speaker: Dr Dónal McAnallen.
N.B. The Powerscourt Estate extended far beyond Benburb village. It consisted of 47 town lands plus four church town lands. It ran to Gorestown just outside Moy and almost to Moygashel village and included most of the modern parish of Eglish.