The lecture ‘Establishment of Ulster’s Plantation Towns’ is the first in a six-part series exploring Irish history from the Plantation of Ulster to Partition, organised to mark the 250th anniversary of Armagh Robinson Library, Northern Ireland’s oldest public library.
The lecture provides an overview of the origin and development of Ulster’s plantation towns. The speaker, Dr Brendan Scott, is Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence. He has written and edited a number of books and articles on religion and society in early modern Ireland, including ‘Society and Administration in Ulster’s Plantation Towns’ (2019).
The lecture was organised by Armagh Robinson Library, working in collaboration with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and part-financed by the NI Executive Office. The Library is also grateful to support from the Northern Ireland Museums Council’s ‘Museums Connect’ programme.
The second lecture in the series focused on the period from the 1641 Rising to the Restoration in 1660 .
The third lecture in the series focused on the Williamite-Jacobite War, 1689-91.
The fourth lecture in the series focused on the Revolutionary Ulster, c.1770-1800.
The fifth lecture in the series focused on the The Great Famine and Irish Politics.
The sixth lecture in the series focused on the Road to Partition.