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The Tenth Literature of Irish Exile, Autumn School

'Moving Home: the legacy of Plantation in Tyrone and Fermanagh'

[Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh]

[Saturday, 17 October 2009]


The Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School, which normally focuses on emigrants, this year focuses on immigrants.  Recognising the 400th anniversary of the Official Plantation of Ulster, the speakers will look at the Plantation and its legacy, particularly in the counties of Tyrone and Fermanagh.



Peter Archdale is a retired Royal Navy commander with a wide experience of Oceanography. He serves on many agencies and trusts overseeing many aspects of Northern Ireland’s natural environment. He has a longstanding interest in the genealogy and history of his family and its association with west Ulster since the early seventeenth century.

Dr. Kay Muhr is Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project, Department of Celtic and Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast. Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Place-Name Society, Kay has published extensively on early literature and language, oral tradition, place and family names and cartography which will form the main focus of her attention today.

Dr. Brian Lambkin and Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald are respectively founding Director and Lecturer & Development Officer with the Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park. Brian is currently Chairman of the Association of European Migration Institutions whilst Paddy has been teaching Irish Migration Studies at Masters level with Queen’s University Belfast since 1996. In 2008 they jointly authored Migration in Irish History, 1607-2007 (Palgrave, 2008).   


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