Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Clandeboye Talks" by Lola Armstrong - The Blackwoods

Over the next few weeks Lola Armstrong is giving a series of talks at Clandeboye Estate to raise funds for the Conservation Volunteers:

The Blackwoods
Wed 24 Feb @ 7.30pm
The Blackwoods were one of the first Ulster-Scots families, arriving at Bangor around the time of the Hamilton & Montgomery settlement which began in May 1606. John Blackwood (1591 - 1663) was born in Fife and became Provost of Bangor; I'm fairly sure that his father was Adam Blackwood. Clandeboye Estate is on the site of the Blackwoods' original dwelling.

The History of Helen's Tower
Tues 9 March @ 7.30pm
A wonderful iconic building which Mark Anderson blogged about recently, and which has a fascinating social history too.

Clandeboye's connection with Trafalgar
Tues 16 March @ 7.30pm

Entry is £10 per person, including refreshments. Numbers are limited - to book telephone 028 9185 2817 or email