Ards and North Down has a rich history of Ulster-Scots heritage

Ards and North Down has a rich history of Ulster-Scots heritage with “the Founding Fathers of the Ulster-Scots”, James Hamilton and Hugh Montgomery arriving in the Ards and North Down in May 1606.

This marked the beginning of what would see a flood of thousands of Scottish tenants who were to transform the area forever.

Within the links below you will find a wealth of historical content on our Ulster-Scots history and how these settlers came to shape the area.

Ards and North Down Ulster-Scots Booklet

The Ulster-Scots influence on North Down's towns and villages

Ulster-Scots influence on North Down's Churches and Graveyards

Ulster-Scots Biographies

Ulster-Scots Ancestry

 

Ards and North Down are delighted to announce a series of FREE Ulster-Scots talks from experts, educating people on some fascinating history and culture from guest speakers.

Postcards from Home by Family History in A&ND on 19th Sept

An Evening of Nostalgia and Humour by Comber Historical Society on 14th Oct

Folklore by Donaghadee Historical Society on 28th Oct

Remembering Rollo by Bayburn Historical Society on 20th Nov

Border Reivers by Bangor Social & Learning on 28th Nov

Folklore in Ulster by Bangor Historical Society on 12th Dec

 

Ards and North Down Ulster-Scots Audio Driving Tours:

Discover the Ards and North Down Map

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  • Accessible all year

Prices

  • Free

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