The first of our three sessions in the joint programme Armagh Through Diverse Eyes took place in Sherry’s Field Sports Complex last Friday 20th January. The project is a joint venture by the West Armagh Consortium (based at Sherry’s) and Hartford Community Development and Cultural Association (based in Armagh Orange Hall.)
Around forty people heard two talks on two contrasting topics, The Ulster Volunteer Force and the Irish Volunteers with special emphasis on local connections to both organisations. Mr. Qunicey Dougan delivered the talk on the UVF while Mr. Roddy Hegarty delivered the talk on the Irish Volunteers. Both talks were followed by a brief question and answer session and the night finished off with an informal chats over cups of tea and coffee.
The second event in the programme takes place on Friday 3rd February in Armagh Orange Hall at 7.00pm. The topics up for discussion will be the Orange Order and the GAA and both men who are local historians will be delivering the talks. All are welcome.