Friends of the Derry Walls Winter/Spring Lecture Programme


Thursday 8th March 2018

AnnaleighWalls400 History Lecture – 1618-2018 Year of the Surveyor

Mapping the Plantation City – Annaleigh Margey

Dr Annaleigh Margey, Lecturer in History at Dundalk Institute of Technology will discuss the place of the walls in landscape and in perception with a particular focus on the livery company maps of the Londonderry Plantation. While to modern viewers, they appear as basic drawings with little by way of modern cartographic expectation, the maps became fundamental tools in the development and shaping of plantation landscapes in the city and county.

Talk 7pm The Playhouse Theatre, Artillery Street.
Eventbrite - Mapping the Plantation City – Annaleigh Margey

Annaleigh Margey is a Lecturer in History at Dundalk Institute of Technology. She studied for her BA and PhD at NUI, Galway. Her PhD research titled ‘Mapping during the Irish Plantations, 1550- 1636’, focused on the surveys and maps created by surveyors in Ireland during the decades of plantation. She subsequently held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and a J.B. Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography to continue this research at Trinity College Dublin. More recently, Annaleigh has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen on ‘The 1641 Depositions Project’ and at the Institute of Historical Research, London where she conducted research on the property and charity of the Clothworkers’ Company in early modern London. She has also worked as a researcher on a project at NUI, Maynooth and the National Library of Ireland focusing on the rentals and maps in the landed estates of Ireland collections in the library’s holdings. She has recently been awarded an R.J. Hunter Bursary to further her work on the plantations in Ireland, focusing speci cally on the ‘Towns and the Londonderry plantation, 1609-1709: the urban network of a plantation county’. Most recently, she has edited a book with her colleagues Elaine Murphy and Eamon Darcy on The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion, and will shortly publish another book Mapping Ireland, c.1550-1636: a catalogue of the early modern manuscript maps of Ireland with the Irish Manuscripts Commission. She has written several articles on early modern mapping in Ireland, particularly on Ulster, and on the 1641 depositions.

Saturday 14th April 2018

Watermarked(2017-06-17-1541)Coach trip to Northern Ireland’s Other Walled Town- Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Town Walls, Museum and Castle.

Saturday 8th September 2018

Walls400 – 1618-2018 Year of the Surveyor

Derry Walls Day

Spring 2018

Investing of the 2018 Derry Walls Junior Wardens

Summer 2018

Archaeological excavation on the Banking

Friends of the Derry Walls Programme for 2019

7th-9th March 2019

Walls400 1619-2019 History Conference

Sat 31st August & Sat 14th September 2019

Walls400 1619-2019 Derry Walls Days