Ards and North Down has a rich history of Ulster-Scots heritage
History, Historical, Talks, Ulster, Scots, Scottish
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Within the links below you will find a wealth of historical content on our Ulster-Scots history and how these settlers came to shape the area.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 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
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 App (Currently available on Google Play only)