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2008 TALKS

The January talk was entitled ' THE 30 YEAR SECRET CABINET PAPERS'.

This talk was given by Dr EAMON PHOENIX.

The February talk was entitled ' THE IRISH CIVIL WAR'

This talk was given by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR.

The March talk was entitled 'THE HIDDEN ORIGINS OF WEST BELFAST'

This talk was given by  Mr. JOE GRAHAM.

The April talk was entitled 'THE BELFAST LINEN MILLS'.

This talk was given by BARONESS MAY BLOOD.

The May talk was entitled 'THE HISTORY OF BANKING'.

This talk was given by Mr GWYNN HUGHES.

The September talk was entitled  'THE 1798 REBELLION'

This talk was given by Mr BERNARD HOPE.

The October talk was entiltled 'THE HISTORY OF THE ORANGE ORDER'

This talk was given by Mr DAVID  HUME.

The November talk was entitled 'THE HOUSE OF LORDS'

This talk was given by BARONESS MAY BLOOD.

The December talk was entitled 'BELFAST PERSONALTIES'

This talk was given by Mr STEPHEN GOSS.

2009 TALKS

The January talk was entitled 'THE 30 YEAR SECRET CABINET PAPERS'

This talk was given by Dr EAMON PHOENIX.

The February talk was entitled "FATHER PARK'S SUPER 8 MOVIES - THE HOLY CHILD  BOYS SCHOOL TRIP TO DUBLIN 1966.

This talk was given by Mr ROBERT PIMLEY.

The March talk was entitled " SPIES IN IRELAND "

This talk was given by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR

The April talk was entitled " THE BOG MEADOWS "  

This talk was given by Mr DES O'REILLY

The May Talk was entitled  "The Lagan Canal, The linen Houses and Old Belfast".

This talk was given by  Mr IAN CLARE.

The September Talk was entitled "BELFAST CELTIC FOOTBALL CLUB"

This talk was given by Mr BARRY FLYNN

The October Talk was entitled "THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION"

This talk was given by Ms SHARON McGLEAVE

The November Talk was entitled "THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR"

This Talk was given by Dr GLADYS GANIEL.

The December Buffet included a slide show based on 'OLD BELFAST'

The Slide show was hosted by Mr. BRIAN O'NEILL.

2010 TALKS

The January talk was entitled: "THE 30 YEAR SECRET CABINET PAPERS"

This talk was given by Dr. EAMON PHOENIX.

The February talk was entitled  "THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF BOBBY SANDS"

This talk was given by Ms SHARON McGLEAVE

The March talk was entitled "BELFAST BOXERS"

This talk was given by Mr BARRY FLYNN

The April talk was entitled "THE FREEMANTLE MISSION"

This talk was given by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR 

The May talk was entitled  "THE 1907 WORKERS STRIKE"

This talk was given by Mr JIM McDERMOTT.

The September talk was entitled "THE HISTORY OF PRESBYTERIANISM IN IRELAND"

The talk was given by Ms.VALERIE ADAMS

The October talk was entitled "THE HISTORY OF MIXED MARRIAGES IN IRELAND"

The talk was given by Mr KENNETH DUNN

The November talk was entitled  "PRISONER OF WAR PARCELS"

The talk was given by Mrs ISOBEL APSLEY.

The December  Buffet included a talk on "CHRISTMAS PRESENTS OF YESTERYEAR" given by Mr PATRICK GREER &The slide show was hosted by Mr BRIAN O'NEILL

2011 TALKS

The January talk was entitled "THE 1980 CABINET PAPERS"

The talk was given by Dr. EAMON PHOENIX.

The February talk was entitled "BELFAST BIRTH OF A CITY" 

The talk was given by Mr JAMES REA

The March was entitled "THE HUGENOT'S"

The talk was given by Mr GWYNN HUGHES

The April talk was entitled "TWO  PEOPLE FROM EARLY 20TH CENTURY IRELAND"

The talk was given by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR

The May talk was entitled "THE LINEN MILLS OF BELFAST"

The talk was given by Ms SHARON MCGLEAVE

The September was entilled "BELFAST VETERANS"

The talk was given by Mr MICHAEL COPELAND (M.L.A.)

The October talk was entitled "THE HISTORY OF THE BELFAST HILLS"

The talk was given by MR JIM BRADLEY (THE BELFAST HILLS PARTNERSHIP)

The November Talk was entitled "THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (LOCAL VOLUNTEER'S)"

The talk was given by Mr JOHN QUINN

The December talk was entitled "THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS IN BELFAST"

The talk was given by Mr PATRICK GREER

2012 TALKS

The January talk was entitled  "THE 1981 'SECRET' CABINET PAPERS "

The talk was given by Dr EAMON PHOENIX

The February talk was entitled "CARRICKFERGUS"

The talk was given by Ms DOREEN CORCORAN

The March talk was entitled "THE TITANIC"

The talk was given by Mr AIDAN McMichael (The Secretary of the Titanic Society)

The April talk was entitled "OLD BELFAST"

The talk was given by Mr JOE GRAHAM (The Editor of The Rushlight)

The May Talk was entitled "HIDDEN BELFAST"

This talk was given by Mr RAYMOND O'REGAN (Q.U.B.)

The September talk was entitled "The MARKETS AREA OF BELFAST"

This talk was given by Mr JIM O'HAGAN (Chair Person of The South Belfast Historical Society) 

The October talk was entitled "BELFAST PLACE NAMES"

This talk was given by Mr DES O'REILLY.

The November Talk was entitled  " THE FALLEN IRISH, WORLD WAR I "

This talk was given by Mr JOHN BARRY.

Apologies for the cancellation of the December Talk & Christmas Buffet (the plug was pulled on the venue at the last minute and we were unable to get an alternative venue at such short notice) N.B. THE ANNUAL BUFFET WILL BE HELD IN MARCH/APRIL INSTEAD

2013 Talks

The January Talk was entitled  " THE 1982 CABINET PAPERS " (The Aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strike)

This talk was given by DR EAMON PHOENIX

The 8th of February talk was cancelled at very short notice due to unforseen circumstances (Aplogies to all who turned up at the Venue)

The March talk was entitled "CONSTANCE MARKIEVICE AND DOUGLAS HYDE "

This talk was given by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR

The April talk was entitled "A TALE OF TWO CHURCHES"

This talk was given by Mr RAYMOND  O'REGAN

The May talk was entitled  "BANKING PRE-CRASH"

This talk was given by Mr GWYNN HUGHES

The September talk was entitled "DR HENRY COOKE (Belfast's Black Man) & EDWARD HINCKS (Egyptologist)

This talk given by by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR

The October talk was entitled " GHOSTS of BELFAST AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT"

This talk was given by Mr PATRICK GREER

The November talk was entitled  "FAMOUS IRISH WOMEN"

This talk was given by Ms. SHARON MCGLEAVE

The December talk was entitled "MAGHERA"

This talk was given by MR JOSEPH McCOY (from The Maghera Historical Society)

2014 TALKS

The January talk was "THE 1983 CABINET PAPERS".

This talk was given by Dr EAMON PHOENIX.

The February talk was entitled "BELFAST SHIPS"

This talk was given by Mr JOHN LYNCH.

The March talk was entitled " THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE REV'D MCMANAWAY"

This talk was given by Mr AARON CALLAN (From The Roe Valley Historical Society).

The April talk is being organised by the Belfast Civic Trust in conjunction with Belfast City Counsel. It will be entilled "BELFAST AND SURROUNDING AREA IN THE PENAL TIMES"

This talk will be given by DR EAMON PHOENIX on the 4th of April.

The May talk was based on the "HISTORY OF THE WEST BELFAST HISTORICAL SOCIETY"

THIS TALK WAS DELIVERED BY PATRICK GREER, FRED HEATLEY AND VINCENT BURKE WITH GUEST SPEAKER TOM HARTLEY. THIS WAS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOCIETY WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN 1974.

The September talk was based on "THE LIFE OF VIOLET JESSOP, TITANIC SURVIVOR"

This talk was given by MR ROBERT PIMLEY

The October talk was based on "THE SUPERNATURAL, ULSTER SCOTS TRADITION"

This talk was given by DR ANDREW SNEDDON AND DR JOHN PRIVILEGE

The November talk was be based on "THE ANDREWS FAMILY"

This talk was given by MR CLIVE SCOULAR 

The December talk was based on " IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE"

This talk was given by DR MIKE SIMMS

2015 TALKS

The January talk was based on "THE SECRET CABINET PAPERS"

This talk was given by DR EAMON PHOENIX

The February talk was based on "MILLTOWN CEMETERY"

This talk was given by MR TOM HARTLEY

The March talk was based on "BELFAST HISTORY A DISCUSSION"

This talk was delivered by ALL WHO WERE PRESENT AT THE MEETING

The April talk was based on "THE STREET'S OF BELFAST"

This talk was given by PATRICK GREER  

The May talk was based on the "COLD WAR"

This talk was given by STEPHEN GOSS

The September talk was be based on "ANCIENT HERBAL REMEDY'S"

This talk was delivered by Mrs DOREEN McBRIDE.

The October talk was based on BELFAST TROUGH THE LENS 1965 TO 1975

This talk was delivered by Mr VINCENT DARGAN

The November talk was based on "W.J. BARRE ARCHITECT HIS LIFE AND WORKS."

This talk was delivered by Mr GERRY WARD

The December Talk was based on FR DAN CUMMINGS A BELFAST REDEMPTORIST

This Talk was delivered by Ms ROSEMARY DOHERTY 

2016 TALKS

The January Talk was based on "THE SECRET CABINET PAPERS"

This talk was delivered by Dr EAMON PHOENIX.

The February Talk was based on "TRAUMA - THE FRONT LINE SERVICES OF THE R.V.H. IN THE 1970'S"

This talk was delivered by MR HORACE REID

The March Talk was based  on "BELFAST IN 1916"

This talk was delivered by Mr JIMMY McDERMOTT

The April Talk was based on "THE THEFT OF THE IRISH CROWN JEWELS"

This Talk was delivered by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR

The May talk was  based on "BELFAST UNDER YOUR FEET"

This talk was delivered by RUAIRI O'BAOILL

The September Talk was based on "HISTORICAL SNIPPETS FROM COUNTY ANTRIM"

This talk was delivered  by MR BARRY FLYNN

The October Talk was Based on "AKABOUTI BELFAST'S MUMMY"

This Talk was delivered by DR STEPHEN GOSS

The December Talk was based on "TROUBLE'S ON ROUTE TO DUBLIN IN 1932"

This talk was delivered by Mr BARRY SHEPPARD

2017 Talks

The January talk was based on "THE SECRET CABINET PAPER'S"

This talk was delivered by Dr EAMON PHOENIX

The February talk was based on "THE COVENANTER's"

This talk was delivered by Mr MARK THOMPSON

The March talk was based on "THE LADIES OF MOUNTSTEWART

This talk was delivered by Mr HORACE REID

The April talk was based on "MARY BAILEY, THE AUDACIOUS IRISH AVIATRIX & HUGH LANE,  ART LOVER AND FLAMBOYANT DANDY"

This talk was delivered by Mr CLIVE SCOULAR.

The May talk was based on "A GERMAN FAMILY DURING WW2"

This talk was delivered by:  MR CHRISTOPHER KENNY.

The September talk was based on  "THE GRIMSHAW'S OF CLOONA HOUSE"

This talk will delivered by MR JIMMY MCDERMOTT

The October talk will be based on "THE PATRICIA CURRAN MURDER"

The Guest speaker will be MR STEPHEN CAMERON

 
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