Return to the Cradle of Irish Presbyterianism 16-21 September 2013 is a family history conference to be held 16-21 September 2013.
Over six days you will discover the history of Ulster first-hand through excursions to some of the province’s most historic sites, be assisted to carry out research for yourself, and listen to talks by acknowledged experts in their field.
If you are interested in finding out more about your Irish Presbyterian ancestors or wish to explore the history of Presbyterianism in the province of Ulster this is the perfect opportunity in which to do so.
Link: Return to the Cradle of Irish Presbyterianism
2013 is a very important year for Irish Presbyterianism. It is the 400th anniversary of the arrival from Scotland of Rev. Edward Brice, the first Presbyterian minister to settle in Ireland.
Brice made his home at Ballycarry near the east coast of County Antrim, where the impressive ruins of his church still stand. Brice was just the first – many others would follow and within a few decades Presbyterianism in Ireland had an identity of its own. Irish Presbyterians made a huge impact on this island and around the world.