Queens Interns & Field Trips

Exploring Omagh’s History

Exploring Omagh’s History Conference in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has launched a programme with MCMS now being written into the council’s heritage plan as a key partner.


A partnership with PRONI and the Nerve Centre called CollabArchive was run over six weeks and this makes best use of the DIPPAM resources with a group of migrants exploring emigrant letters and making comparisons with their own lives and subsequently writing new letters and making podcasts.

Education Authority

The concept of migration has been adapted by the Education Authority to help enable the development of the new Strule Shared Campus and this is very challenging but exciting work with principals, governors, pupils and the wider community. This is a good example of the application of migration theory and narrative into solid and impactful practice

Twentieth Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture, Saturday 5th February 2022
Brian Mitchell

It is 40 years in June this year since Brian Mitchell took up the post as local history tutor at Derry Youth and Community Workshop and he has been involved in local history, family and emigration research in the wider Derry area ever since …

Ulster Architectural Heritage

Ulster Architectural Heritage partner with the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies to empower individuals, communities and groups to Learn How To? Read, Record & Research Heritage.

A River Runs Through It
The Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School

This is a wide ranging lecture on the influence of rivers on the movement and settlement of peoples in this region and throughout the wider world. This walk and talk, appropriately situated on the banks of the Strule will explore how a river landscape connects us all to the oceans and beyond. Drawing on local literature this walk and talk will hopefully stimulate reflection on the migrant in all of us.

Omagh Heritage Workshop: Exploring Omagh’s History

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies will host an Omagh Heritage Workshop in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Saturday 26 March 2022 from 9.30 am – 4 pm.

The free workshop will explore Omagh’s history and discuss its development through the years guided by historians and guest speakers.

A Twisted Root

In 2012 Ulster author Patricia Craig published A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland as part memoir, part family history. If you are interested in the twists and turns of family history and how it connects to the diverse strands of Ulster’s past this free, short five week course may be for you. Like a book club we meet each Monday evening (7-9) to discuss our progressive reading of the book and share our reflections. The course runs from 9 May to 6 June 2022. The venue for our meetings will be The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park. The final session will take the form of a study visit and details will be confirmed on 9 May.