Heritage & History Talks – Autumn 2019

A series of Heritage and History Talks from a wide range of experts

Refreshments will be served and no booking is required

Date: Thursday 5th September 2019
Topic: Arney Dig – What can we expect to find?
Speaker: Dr Paul Logue

Venue: Tully Mill, Florencecourt

Paul will present the background to Fermanagh’s first community-led dig and discuss what we might find during the scheduled excavation of Arney Fort from 16th to 30th September.

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019
Topic:
Prehistoric Marlbank: Searching for the evidence.
Speaker: Gaby Burns & Jim Nolan

Venue: TBC

A presentation by Jim and Gaby on their Burren-Marlbank discoveries which will include prehistoric farms, buildings and boulder monuments, as well as newly identified forms of rock art. Later development such as farm buildings, roads and pathways from the 19th and 20th centuries will also be highlighted.

Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
Topic: Arney Fort – the finds and what they mean.
Speaker: Jonathan Barkley – Northern Archaeology Consultancy
Venue: Arney Hall


Johnny will present the results of the excavation that was undertaken at Arney Fort in September.  The excavation will hopefully provide answers to the origins of the fort, its builders and the role it played in the history of the area.

Date: Thursday 12th December 2019
Topic: Nixon Hall:  the rise and mysterious demise of a country mansion
Speaker: Marion Maxwell
Venue: Cleenish Parish Hall, Derrylin Road, Bellenaleck


Little remains of the grand gentleman’s residence built by George Nixon in the 1770’s in Mullymesker. Marion Maxwell has pieced together a remarkable story of shifting family fortunes that saw the property which once hosted balls and garden parties reduced to a roofless ruin within seventy years.

 

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