Dr Ann McVeigh
Photograph by Helen Sloan
Talks and Powerpoint presentations are aimed at:
Family History Societies
Local History Groups
U3A (University of the Third Age)
Or any other groups that enjoy entertaining and interesting presentations!
Look Who’s Talking!
Looking for a guest speaker for your group or society?
Look Who’s Talking, by Dr Ann McVeigh, can help!
With over twenty years’ experience in giving talks, Dr Ann is an informative and witty speaker. She has a Phd in Economic and Social History and, having worked in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, she is aware of the more interesting records and the stories behind them.
Talks available include:
As True As I’m Standing Here: Quirky stories and images from PRONI’s collections
Flowers of the Flock: The Child Migration Schemes to Australia: an examination as to the history and rationale behind the various schemes
Gone for Good: How people tried to better themselves through the different types of migration and migration assistance
Guide to Local History: The best sources for tracing the history of any locality
Hungry for Change: The effect of the Great Irish Famine on Irish society
Tracing your Family Tree at PRONI: A beginners guide to genealogy
Vere Henry Foster: The Man who Paid Women to Go Away. The life and works of an Irish philanthropist
Women and the First World War: how the Great War changed society
Women Poets of WWI: a brief exploration of the female poets and their works
Workhouse System in Ireland: Why it was introduced and its effect on Irish society
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and costs.