Plaque to Nurse Margaret Anderson 1881-1956
Location of plaque. Mourne Presbyterian Church Hall. Greencastle Street,
Kilkeel, BT34 4BH.
Date of unveiling – 22nd February 2018.
Click here to read Margaret Anderson’s entry in the Dictionary of Ulster Biography
Click here to see location of Plaque on Google Maps
Unveiled – 25th January 2018.
Location – Ely Place, 66-68 Forthill Street, Enniskillen BT74 6AJ
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Thomas Romney Robinson was born in Dublin and was taken to Dromore, County Down, when he was two years old. His family settled for a period in Lisburn, County Antrim, before moving to Belfast. He was educated at Belfast Academy and published Juvenile Poems in 1806, the same year as he entered Trinity College, Dublin. He became a fellow of the college in 1814 and served as Deputy Professor of Natural Philosophy. During this period he became a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was curate in Enniskillen before being appointed Rector of Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, and he also worked as an astronomer in Armagh from 1823. There he gained international fame for his observations, some of which he published in 1854 in Places of 5,345 Stars Observed at Armagh from 1818 to 1854. In 1851 he became President of the Royal Irish Academy, a position which he filled for five years, contributing many papers to its Transactions. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, which presented him with a gold medal in 1862 for his valuable work in astronomy, and a member of the British Association. He invented the cup anemometer and researched in physics. He died at Armagh Observatory.
24th October 2014.
Mother Angeline. Founder of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
Location – St. Brigid’s Church. Brocagh. Co. Tyrone.
No DUB entry
13th December 2014
Sarah Leech, the poet lass of Lettergull, Donegal.
Location – William Street, Raphoe. Co. Donegal.
Unveiled by Joe McHugh TD. Minister of State, Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht. watched by Derek Rainey and Jim Devenney of the Ulster-Scots Agency.
Click here to read Sarah Leech’s entry in the Dictionary of Ulster Biography
The 200th Plaque put up by the Ulster History Circle 14th April 2016 in Bready, Co Tyrone.
No DUB entry