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Hidden Histories - Spring 2015

Professional Development & Lifelong Learning

‌‌Lifelong Learning is about providing access to learning for people at all stages of life and promoting personal growth.  Professional Development meets the needs of educational professionals and others who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills. At Stranmillis University College we welcome people from a wide range of educational, social and cultural backgrounds to participate in our courses.

Whatever your particular enthusiasm or preferred level, Stranmillis has a course for you at a time to suit your busy schedule.  Not only will you make new friends or meet up with old ones, but you can avail of refreshments at our excellent restaurant CHATZ or Betty’s Coffee Shop. 


Secrets of the Bann Valley

 In response to popular demand, local historian, author and educationist Plunkett Campbell’s popular walking course of the Bann Valley is being offered again for spring. In this short course we will journey into west Down to uncover the rich linen legacy of the Bann Valley. We will visit Moyallon where the arrival of the Quakers in 1675 provided the spark for a thriving linen industry and explore Gilford, built by Hugh Dunbar (1790-1847) as one of Ireland’s earliest ‘factory towns’. We will visit Gilford Castle, scene of a siege by the Hearts of Steel of the 1770s and visit the church of Rev William Butler Yeats, rector of Tullylish during the Great Famine of the 1840s. We will consider the local resonances of 1641, the royal fort of Lisnagade, the history of Scarva with its mysterious Dane’s Cast and the 18th century Newry Canal. As ever, on Hidden History, morning coffee is sacrosanct! Access to private transport is essential. Tutor: Plunkett Campbell BEd Dip Ph Ed Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm Session: Tuesday, 5 weeks Dates: 14th April – 12th May 2015 Cost: £30.00 per person Location: Various Locations Code: HY621 H

Please note this course is organised by Stranmillis College so all payments should go directly to the college.

Full details of payment can be found on the prospectus or the booking form.

You can download the full prospectus from the Stranmills College website: (including  booking form)


download the booking form here

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