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Within the links below you will find a wealth of historical content on our Ulster-Scots history and how these settlers came to shape the area.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

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

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

Ulster-Scots Biographies (PDF)

Ulster-Scots Ancestry (PDF)

Ards and North Down Ulster-Scots Audio Driving Tours:

Discover the Ards and North Down Map (PDF)

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