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Celebrating the Dawn
of the Ulster-Scots

2006 will be a big year for Ulster-Scots! It's the 400th anniversary of one of the most important events in Ulster-Scots history - the Hamilton and Montgomery settlement of 1606 - yet like much of our history, it's a story that hardly anyone knows about.

Join us in our celebrations of this unique event this year in Ireland. Register below to receive more information.

Before the Plantation of Ulster, two Ayrshire Scots - James Hamilton and Hugh Montgomery - pioneered a massive migration from the Lowlands of Scotland to Co Antrim and Co Down.

Starting in May 1606, more than 10,000 mainly Presbyterian Lowland Scots made the short voyage across the North Channel, transforming barren Ulster into an industrial powerhouse. Their achievement was "The Dawn of the Ulster-Scots". [Read More]


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