History of Ulster From the Earliest Times to
the Present Day by Ramsay Colles (1919)
TO THE MEMORY OF
THREE IRISH HISTORIANS
WHOM IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO
'ENTER ON MY LIST OF FRIENDS'
WILLIAM EDWARD HARTPOLE LECKY
PATRICK WESTON JOYCE
JOHN T. GILBERT
WISHING THAT WHAT I WRITE
MAY BE READ IN [THEIR] LIGHT'
Ulster Scots / Scots
Irish. Some of us stayed in Ulster to become the Ulster Scots, some went
and became the Scots Irish.
This documentary follows
American senator Jim Webb on a 2,000 year journey from Hadrain's Wall
through the time of the Border Reivers, the Plantation of Ulster and the
emigration of hundreds of thousands of Scotch-Irish settlers to north
Driving through Belfast
No apology is required for
producing a history of Ulster planned on a scale sufficiently liberal to
allow of a thorough treatment of the subject. The Province's magnificent
record and the greatness of her achievements in so many spheres of
activity have long clamoured for such a work; and it is in answer to the
call that the present History of Ulster is now published.
The work was begun and was
far advanced towards completion before the war. After the outbreak of
hostilities, the issue was necessarily postponed and preparation for it
interrupted. Just as this long period of enforced delay was drawing to a
close, the gifted author's death occurred. It is matter for deep regret
that he should have been deprived of the legitimate satisfaction of seeing
the publication of the work which he had undertaken with enthusiasm and to
which he had devoted years of zealous labour. It has been left to another
pen than his to record, as a fitting close to her story, the honourable
part which, true to her traditions, Ulster has played in the momentous
struggle for the liberty of, the world.
The Scot in Ulster
Sketch of the History of the Scottish Population of Ulster by
John Harrison (1888)
These sketches of the history of the Scottish
settlers in Ulster were published in the columns of the 'Scotsman'
during this spring. They have been recast, and are now published in a
permanent form, as I think they may interest some who care to examine
the Irish question for themselves. Their English and Scottish origin
seems to me to give to the men of Ulster an inalienable right to
protest, as far as they are concerned, against the policy of Separation
from Great Britain to which the Irish, with the genius for nicknames
which they possess at present give the name of Home Rule.
My thanks are due to many friends in Ulster and at
home for kind assistance; and more especially to Professor Masson for
allowing me to have access to those sheets of the ninth volume of the '
Privy Council Records of Scotland,' now in the press, which bear on the
Scottish share in the settlement of 1610.
7 Greknhill Place, Edinburgh,
16th October 1998.
Chapter I - The Scot gains a
footing in County Down Chapter II - The Scot settles North
Down and County Antrim Chapter III - The Great Plantation
in Ulster Chapter IV -
The Scot brings with him his Scottish Church Chapter V -
The Scots and the Irish Rebellion of 1641 Chapter VI -
Ulster from the Restoration to the Union Chapter VII -
The Scottish Blood in the Ulster Men of Today
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