Daughter of 'Dean of Derry' prepares for Autumn History Lecture and Georgian Soirée

Posted on: 8th October 2012

The daughter of the 'Dean of Derry', Miss Maria Murray Hume, took a sedan chair from her residence on Bishop's Street Within yesterday evening as she made her preparations to attend the Autumn Hill of Derry History Lecture.

Miss Maria Murray Hume was the daughter of the Rev John Hume and Jane Murray. Rev Hume was Dean of Derry 1783-1808

The lecture, "Derry in Revolutionary Times" , to be delivered by Dublin-based Professor Kevin Whelan, will take place in St Columb's Cathedral on on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm.

Professor Kevin Whelan is Director of the University of Notre Dame in Dublin. In his lecture, he will examine Derry in the context of events at the end of the 18th century, occurring in the rest of Ulster, in America and in France.

Afterwards the audience will proceed to the Bishop's Palace for a Georgian Soirée of period music, dancing and food.

Tickets are £5 (£3 concessions) and are available in advance from The Playhouse Box Office on 028 7126 8027 or click here to book.

Proceeds from the event will be used to conserve the Annesley Malley Book Collection.

The event is part of the Holywell Trust's City Walls Heritage Project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For further information see www.walls400.com


History Lecture

Living history performers Ms Carlene Melaugh, Mr Martin Bradley and Mr Odhran Lusby provided by The Playhouse and Northern Period Productions. Lorcan Doherty Photography


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