Ulster History Circle

The Ulster History Circle is a small, not-for-profit organisation that places commerorative plaques in public places, in cities, towns and villages all over Ulster, in honour of men and women who have contributed to the Province's history. Plaques are erected with the permission of the owners of the buildings.

The Ulster History Circle was formed in the 1980s to fill what was believed to be a gap in the celebration of our history - the kind of history that all can share. The creator of the Circle - Jimmy Hawthorne -sadly passed away after a short illness on 7 September 2006. The work is entirely voluntary and we have no earning capacity or trust funds of any kind. Unlike similar bodies in the rest of the United Kingdom, who receive generous government grants, we depend on Local Authorities, individuals and businesses to fund individual plaques.

As an integral part of its work to commemorate such eminent people, the Circle has, with the permission of the author and publisher, digitised the entire contents of the Dictionary of Ulster Biography which is now available on its own website. This is now a fully searchable database of information and should prove to be a useful reference source to schools and colleges and to anyone interested in finding out about the province's past.

NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

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Downpatrick Visitor Information Centre
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