Physician, Nephrologist, Health Service Pioneer
Plaque Location – Lurgan College, College Walk, Lurgan. Co. Armagh, BT66 6JW.
Unveiled by – Dr. Peter Freeland.
Sponsored by – Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
Name – Gladys Maccabe (I918-2018)
Artist, Writer, Critic, First President Ulster Society of Women Artists 1957 Date of unveiling – 23rd May 2023.
Plaque Location – 17 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AF.
Unveiled by – Professor Christopher Maccabe.
Sponsored by – Belfast City Council.
Photographs from the Brian Moore Blue Plaque unveiling
Novelist – Brian Moore ( by kind permission of the Belfast Telegraph)
l.r. Stephen Brady of ISD, Seamus McKee, Ulster History Circle and Tim Clifford, treasurer-Ulster History Circle
Alister McReynolds-Ulster History Circle, with members of Brian Moore’s extended family, including Ben Magook
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle and Seamus McKee-Ulster History Circle welcome the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Tina Black.
Alan Boyd and Father Eugene O’Hagan
Chris Spurr with guests including Father Eugene O’Neill of St. Patrick’s Parish
Family guests of blue plaque recipient, Brian Moore
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle welcomes guests and friends to the unveiling of the blue plaque
Guests listening to the speeches
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Tina Black
Dr. Dermot Maguire
Dr. Garrett Igeo – nephew of Brian Moore.
Kenneth Irvine, Patricia Irvine and Brenda McKee
Northern Visions Television recording the event
The Lord Mayor unveiling the blue plaque to Brian Moore
Extended family members of Brian Moore with the Lord Mayor.
Dr. Garrett Igeo, Councillor Tina Black and Seamus McKee-Ulster History Circle
Clifton Street – 1912.
Name: Brian Moore (1921-1999)
Novelist and Screen Writer
Date of unveiling: 21-02-2023
Location: 15-17 Clifton Street, Belfast
Unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Tina Black
Sponsored by Belfast City Council
St. Columb’s Hall, Derry City – plaque location.
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle, Councillor Sandra Duffy, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, and Dr. Nuala McAlister Hart, Ulster History Circle.
Willow McIntyre with her mother (left) and Ray McGinley
David Byers, Dorothy Byers, Nuala McAlister Hart, Alan Boyd and Philip Hammond.
Former pupil of Dorothy Parke, Joan Smyth from Ballyclare, Co. Antrim.
Guests gather outside St. Columb’s Hall.
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle welcomes guests to the unveiling.
The Mayor addresses assembled guests.
l.r. Willow McIntyre, Nuala McAlister Hart, Chris Spurr, Councillor Sandra Duffy and Joan Smyth.
Willow McIntyre and Dr. Nuala McAlister Hart
Willow sings a Dorothy Parke composition, ‘Over the Hills and Far Away.
The Mayor with the Dorothy Parke plaque, sponsored by the Council.
The Mayor, Councillor Sandra Duffy and Joan Smyth unveil the blue plaque.
l.r. Jeanette Warke, Alderman Graham Warke, Mary Harley, Michael Harley, Dr. Eibhlin Mhic Aoidh-Ulster History Circle, and Kenneth Irvine, Ulster History Circle.
At the Tower Museum, Dr. Nuala McAlister Hart gave a power-point presentation on the blue plaque recipient, Dorothy Parke.
Former Mayor, Alderman Graham Warke with the present Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy.
Philip Hammond with Nuala McAlister Hart.
Guests at the Tower Museum, Derry City.
Name – Dorothy Parke. (1904-1990)
Musician and Composer.
Date of unveiling – 15th February 2023.
Location – St. Columb’s Hall, Newmarket Street, Derry City. BT48 6EG.
Sponsor – Derry City & Strabane District Council
Unveiled by – Councillor Sandra Duffy, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, and Joan Smyth, former pupil of Dorothy Parke.
Victorian Abercorn Square, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
The William Starrat plaque on the Alley Theatre, Strabane.
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle welcomes the Lord Lieutenant for County Tyrone, Robert L. Scott.
Trevor Wilson-Board Director-Ulster Scots with Chris Spurr.
Alderman Keith Kerrigan- Derry City and Strabane District Council, Robert L. Scott, Lord Lieutenant and Pol O’Frighill, Policy Officer/Irish and Ulster Scots-DC&SDC.
. Robert L. Scott and Dr. Wm. Roulston, Research Director-Ulster Historical Foundation.
The Lord Lieutenant with James Kee, Sollus Centre,Bready, Strabane, and Wendy Burnett-Alley Theatre.
Mervyn and Jean McKean, Longvale House, nr. Lifford, Co. Donegal with Dr.William Roulston-Ulster Historical Foundation.
Robert L. Scott, Lord Lieutenant for Co. Tyrone, Chris Spurr, Trevor Wilson and Alderman Keith Kerrigan.
Chris Spurr-Chairman Ulster History Circle welcomes guests.
Robert Lowry Scott- Lord Lieutenant.
Alderman Keith Kerrigan- S&DCDC.
Guests listen to Dr. William Roulston speaking on Wm. Starrat, the surveyor.
. Front-Derek Reaney-Ulster Scots, back-John Kerr-Alley Theatre and James Kee-Sollus Centre.
Alan Miller speaking on Wm. Starrat, the Ulster Scots poet. Guests heard poetry written some 300 years ago delivered in the Ulster-Scots tongue. Alan also read some of his poetry written in the dialect.
The Lord Lieutenant for Co. Tyrone, Robert L. Scott, unveils the Blue Plaque.
Robert L. Scott, Lord Lieutenant and Trevor Wilson-Ulster Scots Board member after the unveiling.
Staff and members of Derry City & Strabane District Council with the Lord Lieutenant and Trevor Wilson.
Dr. William Roulston, James Kee, Derek Reaney, Robert L. Scott, Trevor Wilson and Alan Miller.
The Lord Lieutenant with Jonny Dooher-Strabane, Chris Spurr,Chairman – Ulster History Circle, Leslie McKeague and Kenneth Irvine-Ulster History Circle.
Tim Clifford, treasurer-Ulster History Circle.
Wendy Burnett and Sylvia Kavanagh, Alley Theatre.
John Kerr, Alley Theatre being interviewed by Stephen from Northern
Thomas Mayne Reid
Councillors from the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council together with the Lord Mayor, Councillor Paul Greenfield and the Council Heritage officers, Sean Barden and Jason Diamond
The Lord Mayor with pupils from the local Primary School who attended the event
Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle addressing guests outside Studio 1a, Hamilton Road, Bangor.
Caroline and Stephen Blakely from England
Philomena and J.J. Tohill, film maker.
Clive Scoular, author and Thomas Johnston.
l.r. Geoffrey Miller, Linda Wray and Kenneth Irvine reading the tribute
l.r. Geoffrey Miller and Linda Wray
Stephen from NVTV – Belfast who recorded the event.