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December 3, 2010

2011 Northern Ireland Tour

The Ulster American Society, in association with Lynchpin Ireland, has developed a tour of Northern Ireland that includes visits to Scotland and Ireland. If you want to explore Irish and Scots-Irish culture, discover your Northern Irish roots, or enjoy a unique travel experience then this tour is for you.

The dates are June 3 to 12, 2011 and prices start at $1,545. Click here for the brochure.

To register your interest, please contact us at 1 267-328-6123 or


Will Calendars

On 29th November 2010 an updated version of the Wills Calendar search was launched on the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) website. 93,388 digitised images of copy wills covering the period 1858-1900 have now been added, along with over twenty years worth of calendar entries. This application now provides a searchable index to wills proved in the district probate registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry during the years 1858-1919 and 1922-1943. Part of 1921 has been added, with remaining entries for 1920-1921 to follow in the near future. Click here to visit the site.

PRONI Photo Archives now on Flickr!

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) made history today by making photographic collections available via social networking. PRONI is the first Northern Ireland heritage institution to make such collections available on Flickr.  Over fifty years of wedding and family portraits, taken between 1900 and 1952 by the Allison Photographic Studios in Armagh, have been brought back to life and made available online, using the photo-sharing website.  Visit to view the photographs.

New DeLorean film is to be aired in Belfast

A NEW film following the rise and fall of John DeLorean and his famous car will be shown in Belfast next year. Read story.

US filming in Northern Ireland 'bringing in millions'

First Minister Peter Robinson has told the Assembly US film and television companies which have come to NI have hugely benefited the economy. Read story.

Senior fellow Vance ’11 named Mitchell Scholar

Anise Vance ’11 has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance for the 2011-2012 academic year — one of 12 students selected from across the nation for the honor. Vance will spend next year in Northern Ireland, pursuing a master’s degree in geography at Queens University Belfast and researching religious identity and space in Ireland. Read story.

In Pictures

Click here to see snow scenes from across Northern Ireland.

Test tour of Ulster Scots trail a ‘great success’

Ards has been showcasing its Ulster Scots influences and history in a ‘test tour’ of a potential Ulster Scots Trail. More than 20 tourism advisors experienced the ‘Fair Fa’Ye tae the Airds’ coach trip which included a talk from a native Ulster Scots speaker and a guided walking tour of Donaghadee, where characters along the route brought the town’s history to life. Read story.


Click here to visit the Ulster American Society's web site.



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