Photographs from the Thomas Mayne Reid Plaque unveiling

Thomas Mayne Reid


Dr. Alister Chestnut with the Minister of Drumgooland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Philip Cleland

Sean Barden, Curator of Armagh County Museum with Chris Spurr, Chairman-Ulster History Circle

Alister McReynolds, author and educationalist speaking on the life and times of Thomas Mayne Reid

James MacAuley, a descendant of the plaque recipient, giving some extended family reflections

Chris Spurr-Chairman Ulster History Circle

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Paul Greenfield

The Lord Mayor unveils the blue plaque watched by the MacAuley, Anson and Herron families

l.r. Rene and Tom Herron, the Lord Mayor, James MacAuley, Louise Anson James MacAuley with his father Mayne and sister Amy

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


Committee members of the Ulster History Circle, Brian McKeown, Dr Eibhlin Mhic Aoidh, Chris Spurr-Chairman and Tim Clifford together with the Lord Mayor

l.r. James MacAuley, Councillor Paul Greenfield LM, Chris Spurr, Alister McReynolds, Dr. Alister Chestnut and Mayne MacAuley

Beryl Cowan of ‘Good Companions’ and Jason Diamond, Council Heritage Officer at Banbridge

James MacAuley showing Chris Spurr-Chairman  Ulster History Circle the Mayne Reid family tree