Boundaries and Borders Conference – Ulster Local History Trust

Event date(s): 19 October 2019

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The Ulster Local History Trust is holding a history Conference entitled “Boundaries and Borders.”

In association with the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library and Archive, the Ulster Local History Trust has organised a wide-ranging programme to provide a broad perspective on the upcoming centenary of the partition of Ireland, providing an opportunity to study shared history with a wide variety of experts in their respective fields. 


Conference Programme

Beyond the Pale: Boundaries and Borders in Ulster Local Studies

9.30am  Registration (coffee)

10.00am  Opening Remarks - Cllr Mealla Campbell, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Evelyn Cardwell, Chair of the Ulster Local History Trust.

10.30am - 12.30pm

Place, Ownership, Belonging: Patchworks of humanity imprinted on environment and landscape. - Prof. Patrick Duffy

Border, What Border? New knowledge about the ‘Black Pig’s Dyke’ - Aidan Walsh

Boundary Places and their Names. – Dr. Kay Muhr



Lunch (a range of book stalls will be available to delegates over lunch)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Intricate Difficulties and Intractable Problems: Tyrone and Fermanagh in the Boundary Question 1912-1925. - John Dooher

The Irish Border: an ethnography of place. - Darach MacDonald

Space, Gravity and Derrymen: Borders in Time and Space. - Prof. Breandán Mac Suibhne

Q & A

4.00 – 4.30 Closing Discussion


Event Date and Location

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019

Location: Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh


Ticket Price

The fee for the event is £25 which includes a light lunch and refreshments.


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Further Information

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