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19 August 2019

The Ulster-Scots Agency has an opportunity for 25 eager participants to learn more about Ulster-Scots history and heritage as part of a new FREE course commencing Monday 23 September 2019.

This free of charge six week programme entitled “Ulster-Scots in north Ulster in the 17th and 18th centuries and emigration to America”  is a new course that has been developed as part of a partnership programme between the Ulster-Scots Agency and the Maine Ulster-Scots Project and will take place on both sides of the Atlantic in Ulster and in Maine, USA.

Throughout the duration of the programme, participants will be able gain a better understanding of the emigration of Ulster-Scots families from North Ulster to America during the 17th and 18th centuries. Each week, Dr William Roulston from the Ulster Historical Foundation will deliver a six informal talks looking at; the Plantation of Ulster and the immigration of families from Britain; the emergence of organised Presbyterianism and the impact of the Penal Laws on Dissenters; the relationship between landlord and tenant; the development of towns and villages; and the factors that contributed to the departure of so many families for America.

Learners on both sides of the Atlantic will have access to a new online learning platform developed by the Ulster-Scots Agency that will include all course materials and tools to allow learners to engage with experts in Ulster and the USA as well as connecting all of the learners on both continents.

The course will run every Monday for six weeks commencing Monday, 23 September 2019 at the First Dunboe Presbyterian Church Hall in Articlave, Co. Londonderry from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Course numbers are limited to 25 participants here in Ulster and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first serve basis.

If you are interested in taking in this new innovative Ulster-Scots course, copies of the enrolment form can be downloaded by clicking hereIf you require a posted copy, please contact Nicola Cully at the Ulster-Scots Agency by telephone on 028 90 231113 extension 217 or email

 When enrolling on the course, please make the Ulster-Scots Agency aware of any mobility issues or special access needs.

In Maine, USA this course is being run as part of a Senior College Program offered by the University of Maine. Applications are currently being sought from those interested in taking part in the course. For more information, contact the Maine Ulster-Scots Project.