Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough History Forum


Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough History Forum was formed in 2007 to commemorate a significant event in the area’s history, the Flight of the Earls.  Local historical groups from across the borough came together to develop a programme of activities which commemorated the important historical events of 1607.   
Members of the History Forum have continued to meet on a monthly basis to discuss ways in which local heritage can be developed and shared, disseminate  information on local group activities, and timetable Forum events, conferences and presentations which all local groups and individuals can attend.

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History Forum Meetings

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History Forum Talks

All talks take place in The Square Box at Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre and start at 7.30pm.  The talks are free, but places must be booked at Ranfurly House Reception:  028 8772 8600 /ranfurlyhousereception@midulstercouncil.org 

Friday 17th April 2015

A talk on Private Robert Morrow VC, by Richard Doherty.

Friday 15th May 2015

The William Carleton Society presents:

A talk on William Carleton by Jack Johnston, and a dramatised reading of Carleton's short story The Party Fight and Funeral.

Friday 12th June 2015

A talk on the life and times of "Orange Joe" Greer, by Aidan Fee

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Words on the Hill

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Words on The Hill with Liz Weir 

What happened to the skeletons on the Hill of The O'Neill?  Why was the seven year old son of Hugh O'Neill arrested?  Who used the tunnels under the Hill?  Join the acclaimed writer and storyteller Liz Weir in creative writing workshops and explore these and other mysterious facts from the Hill of The O'Neill - then transform them into poetry!

The poetry writing workshops run for a week in September and a week in February.  There will be two ninety minutes sessions each day.  This event is suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils.

• Cost:  £2 per pupil/£50 per class of up to 30 pupils
• School staff:  free

 Curriculum Links
 Language and Literacy:  Talking and Listening; Reading; Writing
 The World Around us:  History
 TS and PC:  Being Creative; Working With Others
Statutory Requirements:  Change Over Time; Place

For more information,or to make a booking, contact Ranfurly House Receptionranfurly@midulstercouncil.org or telephone 028 8772 8600

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Monday 12th - Friday 16th October 2015

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History On The Hill 

History on the Hill - a Heritage Education programme designed specifically for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils, providing opportunities for the study of a series of local historical events which had international consequences and which still have resonances to this day.

 History On The Hill combines history, puppetry, drama.  Pupils take a tour of the permanent exhibition on The Flight of the Earls and the Plantation of Ulster (with study booklets for KS2 pupils/a Big Book for KS1 pupils).  There follows an exploration of the Hill of The O’Neill, then either a specially written puppet show, or a drama workshop, which continues the themes of the exhibition.  Time Steps will facilitate the drama aspects of this programme

  • Suitable for KS1(P3/4) and KS2 pupils
  • One 2½ hour session each day, with a 20 minute mid-morning break
  • Cost:  £2 per pupil/£50 per class of 30 pupils
  • School staff:  free
Curriculum Links 
Language and Literacy:  Talking and Listening; Reading (KS2); Writing (KS2) 
The World Around Us:  History 
TS and PC :  Being Creative;Working With Others
Statutory Requirements:  Change Over Time; Place

Teacher notes and a PDF version of the KS2 booklet are available by contacting the Education Officer, Peter Lant, by email at peter.lant@midulstercouncil.org 

You may make a booking by contacting Ranfurly House Receptionranfurly@midulstercouncil.org  or telephoning 028 8772 8600

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