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    Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School: Omagh, 17 October, 2009

    By Noreen Bowden | September 16, 2009

    The Tenth Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School, held annually at the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh, has been announced.

    This year’s theme is  “Moving Home: the legacy of Plantation in Tyrone and Fermanagh”.

    From the organisers:

    The focus of the Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School, now in its Tenth year, remains on how emigrants from Ireland have given expression in words to feelings of exile. The aim is to give members of the public a friendly opportunity to meet and mix with experts on some of the less well-known aspects of ‘exile’ in Irish literature.


    Peter Archdale is a retired Royal Navy commander with a wide experience of Oceanography. He serves on many agencies and trusts overseeing many aspects of Northern Ireland’s natural environment. He has a longstanding interest in the genealogy and history of his family and its association with west Ulster since the early seventeenth century.

    Professor Kay Muhr is Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project, Department of Celtic and Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast. Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Place-Name Society, Kay has published extensively on early literature and language, oral tradition, place and family names and cartography which will form the main focus of her attention today.

    Dr. Brian Lambkin and Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald are respectively founding Director and Lecturer & Development Officer with the Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park. Brian is currently Chairman of the Association of European Migration Institutions whilst Paddy has been teaching Irish Migration Studies at Masters level with Queen’s University Belfast since 1996. In 2008 they jointly authored Migration in Irish History, 1607-2007 (Palgrave, 2008).

    The Tenth Literature of Irish Exile

    ‘Moving Home: the legacy of Plantation in Tyrone and Fermanagh’

    Saturday 17 October, 2009


    10.30  Tea & Coffee in CMS

    11.00  Peter Archdale: ‘The Archdales and the Ulster Plantation’

    11.45  Dr. Kay Muhr: ‘The Plantation Mapmakers of Ulster in Fermanagh and Tyrone’

    12.30  UAFP: Campbell and Mellon Houses
    and Lunch (UAFP Café)

    1.45    Depart for Ulster History Park: Plantation Bawn

    2.30    Drs. Patrick Fitzgerald & Brian Lambkin: Ulster Scots, ‘Ulster English and Ulster Welsh’

    3.30    Tea & Coffee (UHP)

    Fee : £20.00 stg (£15.00 concession for students, unwaged and senior citizens)

    Includes: registration, morning tea/coffee, lunch, afternoon

    tea/coffee and drinks reception.


    Tel: 028 8225 6315; Fax: 028 8224 2241

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