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Causeway 1718 exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

Causeway 1718 exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

Fri, July 06, 2018

A new exhibition which explores the first organised migration from Ulster to North America has opened at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady.

Staff from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museums services were joined at the opening of ‘Causeway 1718: Society in Transition’ by Councillor Richard Holmes and Mrs Katherine Barr, daughter of the late local historian Rev. T. H. Mullin.

The fascinating display explores the 1718 Bann Valley Migration and also features the people and places of the Causeway area in the 18th century, connecting local people and places with important developments happening on both sides of the Atlantic. Discover what was happening, why it happened, and what the 1718 Bann Valley Migration was all about!

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museums Service would like to thank Wilbert Patterson for generously loaning so many wonderful artefacts to the exhibition.

The Causeway 1718: Society in Transition exhibition continues until August 25th and is open every Monday to Saturday 9.30am– 5pm.

Admission is free.

To find out more about this exciting programme, please pick up a Museum Service ‘What’s On’ brochure at one of our venues or contact Museum Services by ringing 028 2766 0230 or email cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Helen Perry and Rachael Garrett from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Museums Service pictured at the opening of the Causeway 1718 Society on Transition exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre with Mrs Katherine Barr (daughter of the late local historian Rev. T. H. Mullin) and Councillor Richard Holmes.