Causeway Coast & Glens Family History Society Conference 2017

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016
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Forthcoming Causeway Coast & Glens Family History Conference September 25~29th, 2017

The Conference in 2017 is entitled "Return to The Causeway" and reflects the research interests area covered by The  Causeway Coast & Glens (formerly Coleraine) Family History Society, a branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society.

Programme of Events

Monday 25th September 2017

Welcome event 7pm

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Keynote speaker – Dr William Roulston UHF

Informal session with local genealogists

Introductory talk on Public Record Office of Northern Ireland by PRONI staff

Forum on delegate queries (see booking form)


Wednesday 27th September 2017

Coach trip to Derry/Londonderry

St Augustine’s Church

Emigration talk by Brian Mitchell

Walking tour of City Walls

Free time to explore

Visit to Moville Quay emigrant departure point

1798 Book launch by Keith Beattie


Thursday 28th September 2017

United Irishmen in Causeway area – Keith Beattie

Round table discussion and storytelling

DNA and Adoption – Sean Traynor

1718 Bann Valley Migration – Dr Linde Lunney RIA

Heaney’s Heritage: Country life in Co.s Antrim & Londonderry – Graham Mawhinney

Ulster Dialects – Alex Blair

Conference Dinner with music and talk from Willie Drennan


Friday 29th September 2017

Coach trip to Upperlands/Garvagh

The history (and present) of Irish Linen Making – Bruce Clark

Visit to Clark’s linen mills

Lunch at Ardtara Country House

Visit to Garvagh Museum for social history talks & demonstrations

Feedback and Farewell Address

Every effort will be made to keep to the programme outlined here, however it is possible that changes may take place due to circumstances outside the organisers’ control. Where changes are necessary every effort will be made to minimise them and their impact.

Further information is available HERE