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"The Nine Years War, the Flight of the Earls and Irish Migration"

Saturday 27 January 2007

Outline Programme:

10.45 am Registration and coffee
11.00 am

Dr. John McGurk, "The Nine Years War, the Flight of the Earls and Irish Migration"

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12:45 pm Presentation of Scotch Irish Trust merit awards
1 pm Lunch

On Saturday 27 January 2007 Dr. John McGurk, formerly Head of History at Liverpool Hope University and a native of Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone, will give the sixth annual MSSc. in Irish Migration Studies Lecture at the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park. In 1997 Dr. McGurk published The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland: the 1590s crisis (Manchester, 1997) as the culmination to a career devoted to the study of later Tudor and early Stuart Ireland. Lecturing on the subject of "The Nine Years War, the Flight of the Earls and Irish Migration" Dr McGurk will discuss many issues related to the context of the Flight of the Earls, the four hundredth anniversary of which will be commemorated in the coming year. Besides being of particular interest to past and present students of the Queen's University Belfast masters course, now in its tenth year, the lecture will be of interest also to those from the Omagh area as Dr. McGurk will discuss the history of the settlement during this troubled but formative period. Following the lecture, Sir Peter Froggatt (Chairman of the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster) will invite Dr. McGurk to present the Trust's awards to students who have excelled during the past academic year. The event will conclude with a buffet lunch in the Folk Park Café.


Price: Stg£12.00 (includes tea/coffee, lecture, finger buffet lunch with wine/soft drink)
If you would like to bring a partner, friend(s) please feel free to do so.
To book please contact:
Christine Johnston:
Tel: 028 8225 6315 or

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