A new season of history lectures organised by Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha gets under way at the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive in Armagh on Wednesday February 12 (8pm) with Annaleigh Margey, a Lecturer in History at Dundalk Institute of Technology, giving the first lecture.
The opening lecture will focus on the general subject of South Ulster and the 1641 Rebellion. Annaleigh Margey, a native of Letterkenny, studied for her BA and PhD at NUI, Galway and her PhD research titled 'Mapping during the Irish Plantations, 1550-1636', focused on the surveys and maps created by surveyors in Ireland during the decades of plantation.
She subsequently held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and a J.B. Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography to continue this research at Trinity College Dublin. She is currently working on a cross-border project with Armagh Robinson Library and Marsh's Library, Dublin to digitise, and exhibit, the map holdings of the two eighteenth-century libraries.