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Our Maritime Heritage: Irish Schooners, Fermanagh Cots and Belfast Colliers

Our Maritime Heritage: Irish Schooners, Fermanagh Cots and Belfast Colliers

The second in a series of maritime heritage-themed conferences, jointly organised by National Museums Northern Ireland, National Historic Ships UK, Gerry Brennan (Silvery Light Sailing), and Robin Masefield, highlighting Ulster’s Unique Maritime Heritage.

Conference Venue:
Kennedy Room, Cultra Manor,
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum


Welcome from Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI
Tom Cunliffe, TV Celebrity (video)
An introduction to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Maritime Collection - William Blair, Director of Collections, National Museums NI
Kelly’s Colliers - Kelly Wilson
The Merchant Schooner ‘Result’ - Christopher Kenny
Irish Schooners in WWII – Joe Ryan
Fermanagh Cots and Maritime Heritage – Fred Ternan
Portaferry Schooners – James Elliott - PAST
National Historic Ships UK and Shipshape Register
Conducted Visit to the ‘Result’ Schooner & Artefact Exhibition
Registered conference delegates will also have free admission for two persons to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Thursday 26th or Saturday 28th April 2018.

For further information and to register to attend visit www.nmni.com

Event Properties

Event Date 27-04-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 27-04-2018 3:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

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Past MHT Conferences

  • Reconnections Conference 2015

    Reconnections Conference 2015

    As part of the 2-day Reconnections Conference, in conjunction with Liverpool City Council, MHT organised the second day – aimed at those involved or interested in heritage projects. The emphasis was on learning from the experience of successful projects how to achieve that one essential - sustainability.

    To view the conference report click here

  • Daniel Adamson

    Reconnections Seminar

    As a follow up to the Reconnections Conference held in Oct 2015, the goal of this seminar is to develop a co-operation network of north west heritage projects who can support each other through new approaches in areas such as communications/social media, fundraising, project management and joint events.

    A report on the day can be read here