The Broighter Gold – A Treasure from the Past
Tower Museum 27th November - 8th December 2013
10.00am – 5pm
Late night opening until 9pm
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th November
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th December
The Broighter Hoard is a magnificent collection of gold objects dating back to the Iron Age, around 1st century BC. It is one of the Ireland’s greatest treasures and as part of City of Culture 2013 visitors to the Tower Museum will have a wonderful opportunity to see these beautiful artefacts.
Download the Broighter Hoard Leaflet
Island Voices – Tower Museum @ 1.00pm
A series of lunchtime talks exploring the languages of English, Irish and Ulster Scots within the context of our shared heritage and how language conveys a sense of place and belonging
24 October – Frank Carey – Notable Ulster Scots Women and Men and their Legacy
21 November – Deborah Stockdale – Plantation, People, Process, Perspectives – the Background to a Narrative Art Quilt
Download the Island Voices programme 2013
‘From Home to Foreign Fields’
This is a new booklet on the First World War in the Derry, Strabane, Omagh and Donegal Council areas, Part of the Plantation to Partition Programme funded by PEACE III.
Copies available from the Foyle Valley Railway Museum – contact Margaret Edwards
Tel: 028 7136 5151 ext 8253
Series of 4 short docudramas on the themes of Emigration, poet Alice Milligan, First World War and Partition – Part of the Plantation to Partition Programme funded by PEACE III. Available to view on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/alleytheatrestrabane
Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives exhibition
June 2013 - 2015
In 1613 James I issued a new charter to the city. To mark this anniversary and the building of the city walls a new exhibition has been created as part of the re-opening of the Guildhall. It deals with the events leading up to the Plantation and its legacy.
University of Ulster Ulster Scots Lecture Series – Tower Museum
This is a new series of lectures organized by the University of Ulster between July and November 2013, funded by the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Ulster Scots Academy (MAGUS) and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL).
The lectures look at how Scots crossed the North Channel, Sruthar-na-Mailé, long before the Plantation of Ulster. They will explore the role of Scottish settlers in the northwest of Ulster in the Plantation of Ulster, the Stuart Civil Wars of the 1640s & 1650s, the siege of Derry in 1689, liberal Presbyterianism in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries, emigration from the port at Londonderry, as well as their literary and cultural heritage.
Details of the other lectures will follow on the dates below:
• 21st September 3pm
• 27 September 3pm
• 25 October 7pm
• 8 November 7pm