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Historical Society -'The 1798 Rebellion of the United Irishmen' - Professor Sean Connolly - FULLY BOOKED

United Irishmen


We are delighted that our Historical Society is back and planning a series of events for Autumn 2023.

Leading Irish historian Professor Emeritus Sean Connolly from QUB will include in his talk his thoughts on the following questions:

  • Who were the United Irishmen?
  • What were the causes of the 1798 Rebellion?
  • Was the rising a rebellion or a civil war?
  • What were the consequences of the Rebellion?
  • What was the legacy of the 1798 Rebellion?

This talk follows on from our earlier lecture on the impact of Ulster Presbyterians in Colonial America. The society of the United Irishmen was formed in Belfast and its members later fought in the 1798 battles in Antrim and Ballynahinch and elsewhere in Ireland.


Arrive at 10:30 for Tea & Coffee before the talk, with the talk scheduled to start at 11:00.

Please advise when booking if you intend to have lunch in the Dining Room after the talk.

All Club members are very welcome and may invite guests both to the talk and to lunch but please inform the Club of their names for our concierge at the Front Door and for the Dining Room.

There will be a fee of £5 per person to include coffee/tea on arrival. Please give your money to a committee member at the door of the Old Billiard Room.

Lunch will be in the dining room. When booking please advise of any dietary requirements. As we do not ask for payment in advance it is important that you keep us advised of any changes to your booking.

We look forward to seeing you and your guests.

Jim Fitzsimons

Other Information

This event is now FULLY BOOKED