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From: Alan <>
Subject: 'The McConnells of Ulster'
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:25:47 +0000
1st Oct 2003
The Ulster-Scot supplement
'The McConnells of Ulster'
A new book entitled The McConnells of Ulster' should appeal to those who
enjoy reading about the Clans of Ulster, of Scotland and ruined castles.
The book is about the rich heritage that is Ulster from prehistoric past
to the tens of thousands of Ulster people who departed these shores for
pastures new in the 18th and 19th centuries.
From the ancient Province of Dalriada in North Antrim to the
establishment of the Scottish kingdom of Dalriada in the sixth century,
this book tells the story of the origins of the McConnells or McDonnells
as they are one and the same and who were once 'Lords of the Isles."
The McConnells return to Ulster in the 14th century led to years of
warfare and disputes and the fields of Antrim are stained with their
blood in defence of their heritage. The Plantation of Ulster brought a
further influx of Scots to the shores of Ulster and it was these
settlers that made the Province what it is today.
The book also deals with emigration from Ulster, which gave rise to the
Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots in North America and lists as many
McConnells as can be found who left these shores.
The book is written by Charles McConnell, published by Ulster Books, and
priced at £8. Copies can be purchased from -
or telephone (028) 93-363199
Language and literature classes
An eight-week course on 'Introduction to Ulster-Scots Language and
Literature' begins! on the second Tuesday of January! at the Linen Hall
Library, Belfast. .
The classes will be taken by lan James Parsley and will last from 4.45 -
5.25pm. For more information contact Fionnuala Carson Williams at the
Library, Belfast on telephone number (028) 9087 2214 or Fax (028) 9043
8586 or email
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