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The Eighteenth Annual Report 2015- 2016 is now available

Please note that email contact details for Dr Lambkin and Dr Fitzgerald have changed. For more information contact us.



Eighteenth Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School. Speaker Dr Kay Muhr. Saturday 21 October 2017. Details to follow.

Seventeenth Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture. Speaker John McCafferty, UCD. 27 January 2018. Details to follow.



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Migration in Irish History, 1607-2007

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National Museums of Northern Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Thu - 17/08/2017




The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is a research library which collects material relating to the history of the peoples of Ireland worldwide. Visitors will have access to a reference collection of over 17,000 volumes, journals, maps, newspapers, computers and the Centre's Irish Emigration Database, which is now available online.
Part of Libraries NI, the library is located at the Ulster American Folk Park which is part of the National Museums of Northern Ireland. We work closely with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,
Queen’s University Belfast
, the Ulster University and the Ulster Historical Foundation.
The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is a project of the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster, which until the formation of the National Museums of Northern Ireland in 1998 owned and managed the Ulster-American Folk Park.

















until 17 June 2017

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00-12:30 13:00-16:00
Wednesday 10:00-12:30 13:00-16:00
Thursday 10:00-12:30 13:00-16:00
Friday 10:00-12:30 13:00-16:00

11:00-12:30 13:00-16:00

Sunday Closed

Summer opening hours

19 June - 2 September 2017

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00-17:00
Wednesday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 10:00-17:00
Friday 10:00-17:00

10:00-12:30 13:00-17:00

Sunday Closed





We are also closed on Public Holidays.



The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

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