ULSTER-AMERICAN HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM
''Ulster-American migration studies and public history'
Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park,
Omagh, Northern Ireland
27-30 June, 2012
On Wednesday 27 June there will be an excursion by bus from Omagh to Derry and back, aiming to take in the following locations in counties Tyrone and Londonderry: the site of the Campbell house, Plumbridge; the site of the Devine house, Park; various sites in Derry city, including two associated with the Mellon family and Derry Central Library; and the Wilson house, Strabane. A generous amount of time is allowed in Derry for further exploration, including the possibility of crossing the new Peace Bridge and following the Ebrington Barracks heritage trail. Derry is currently building up to a major programme of cultural events in 2013 as UK City of Culture.
The cost of the excursion will be £10.00 per person. Please note that places will be limited. To book a place, please email Deirdre Nugent:
Depart Silverbirch Hotel
|9:00||Depart Ulster American Folk Park|
Arrive at site of the Campbell House, Plumbridge, Tyrone
|10:30||Arrive at site of the Devine House, Park, near Claudy, Londonderry|
|11:45||Arrive in City of Derry (two sites related to the Mellon family emigration, lunch in Derry Central Library with short overview lecture pointing out sites of interest, followed by free time for further exploration)|
|3:00||Arrive in Strabane (Gray’s Printing Press; site of Hiring Fair)|
|3:15||Arrive at the Wilson House, Dergalt, Strabane
(Home of James Wilson, grandfather of President Woodrow Wilson)
|5:00||Arrive at Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh|