Church Monuments Society


Commemoration and burial practices of the Scots in 17th century Ireland



Online event

An event forming part of the Church Monuments Society’s series of online lectures for the Season of All Hallows, 2022. Everybody welcome!

In the course of the seventeenth century tens of thousands of Scots migrated to Ireland, settling mainly in the northern province of Ulster, but also turning up in smaller numbers elsewhere across the island. This talk discusses the ways in which these Scots commemorated their dead through an exploration of the tombstones and church monuments they commissioned and erected. The talk will also consider the places chosen for burial and the way funerals were organised.

Dr William Roulston is Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, a research agency and publishing house in Northern Ireland. He has written several books on different aspects of Irish and in particular Ulster history and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Event Information

This online talk is FREE to all and will take place on Zoom. Places must be booked via Eventbrite at This is one of a series of online talks delivered by the Church Monuments Society for Autumn 2022.

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During the webinar:

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• The talk will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by questions.

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• Enjoy the talk!

Image Credits: Dr William Roulston