Museum Publications & Recordings
The Academic Study of Ulster-Scots: Essays for and by Robert J. Gregg: This publication is a 300 page hardback volume, priced at £30 plus p&p. For further information download this summary.
Ulster Folklife Vols
18 – 31 £5.00 each
32 – 52 £7.00 each
The Academic Study of Ulster Scots: Essays for and by Robert Gregg – This book reprints published and unpublished works from the breadth of Robert J Gregg’s scholarly career of forty years. While their subject matter often overlaps, there is less duplication than at first appears. Because it is only by reproducing the full canon of Gregg’s work that one can chart their seminal scholar’s evolution in thinking, we have chosen to be inclusive. – Price £30.00.
Ulster Farming Families 1930 – 1960 by Jonathan Bell (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005). Price: £9.99.
Conor – Drawing from Life: This book focuses on both the well-loved Ulster artist William Conor (1881-1968) and the city of Belfast. Conor shaped the way that Belfast people saw themselves and their city. His paintings of ‘shawlies’, shipyard workers and happy children are as familiar to many Northern Irish people as Constable’s Haywain or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Price: £9.95.
William Conor, The People’s Painter by Martyn Anglesea: Though William Conor eventually found himself a position of particular affection and esteem among a public not usually associated with art appreciation, I think it unfair to pigeon-hole this artist as a mere illustrator of Belfast working class life. Early in his career it is evident Conor had greater ambitions. Price: £4.99.
From Corrib to Cultra: Alan Gailey, the former Director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra in County Down, contributed to the advancement of folk life studies both in his own published work and in the development of the museum as a research centre. It is not surprising therefore, that this book of essays in his honour ranges widely, covering his own special interests in vernacular architecture and rural settlement, concealed horse skulls and Irish folk drama as well as other aspects of the Museum’s collections. Price £9.50.
Fabric and Fabrications: A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue which presents utility quilts and clothing in the context of the shirtmaking history of Derry. Also included is the best of contemporary Irish textile design and two critical essays, all of which examine and explore issues of design and women’s work in the recent past. Price £4.50.
Tying the Knot by Linda Ballard: Monograph with full colour illustrations, written to complement the Museum’s exhibition on the theme of marriage in the North of Ireland. The study gives an introduction to the history of and traditions associated with weddings. Illustrations include elegant antique wedding gowns, valentines, rings and harvest knots. ISBN 0 902588 45 1. Price: £2.00.
Ulster Needlework – A Continuing Tradition: Full colour illustrations with a brief history of Irish embroidery and patchwork. Price: £2.00.
A Renascence of the Irish Art of Lacemaking by A S Cole: Facsimile reprint with a new introduction of a work first published in 1888. ISBN 0 902588 32 2. Price: £1.50.
The Irish Linen Industry by W H Crawford: A well-illustrated account of the industry, past and present. ISBN 0 902588 28 1. Price: £2.00.
Illustrations of the Irish Linen Industry by William Hincks: Half tone reproductions in black and white of the plates first published in 1783, with accompanying commentary. Price: £1.50.
Race you to the Crossroads: An introduction to some old Irish countryside games by Andrew Steven. This illustrated booklet describes some of the lesser known traditional games for the benefit of children, school teachers and youth club organisers. Price: £2.00.
Irish Railway Collection: A beautifully illustrated and large-size colour booklet telling the story of Irish Railways. Published for the opening of the Museum’s major new Railway Gallery in 1993. ISBN 0 902588 50 8. Price: £2.00.
The Railway Age in Ireland (2nd Edition): The development of railways had an enormous impact on Irish Society in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This 8 – 10 weeks unit of work for secondary pupils traces the history and development of Irish railways and their effects on Society. Sixty two pages, over 100 illustrations and 23 maps. Key stage 3. Published in association with Northern Ireland Railways. Price: £3.00 (class sets of 20 or more £2.50).
The Design Story of the Bicycle by Seamus O’Kane and Andrew Anderson: The bicycle is the fastest and most efficient form of man-powered transport ever produced. More bicycles are made and sold each year worldwide than any other vehicle. The full story of the development of the bicycle is a truly international one. It would be impossible to include every bicycle ever made in this study so examples of the different design stages have been chosen. ISBN 0 902588 42 7. Price: £3.00.
Harry Ferguson – Ferguson Tractors/Cars by Bill Martin: Harry Ferguson was born into a age of rapid change. He contributed to the way in which change was applied. He was born into a way of life which the industrial revolution had largely bypassed, where the horse reigned supreme, where brawn was more useful than brain. Price: 1.50.
Hot Shoes and Heavy Metal by Seamus O’Kane and Megan McManus: A book which covers everything you ever wanted to know about Blacksmiths in 19th century Ireland – from ironworking forges and horse-shoeing to family photograph albums and stories. This book is for general readers and secondary school. Black and white with 74 photographs and drawings. Price: £3.00.
Diamonds in Stone: This is a celebration of the best of Ulster’s urban heritage, and marks 21 years of conservation area designation in Northern Ireland. Since 1972, forty towns and villages have been designated as conservation areas because of their special architectural or historic characters. Price: £7.50.
The Use of Tradition Essays presented to G B Thompson: Edited by R A Gailey. A collections of essays by his former colleagues in the Museum and friends. ISBN 0 902588 35 4. Price: £5.00.
Brotherhoods in Ireland by A D Buckley and T K Anderson: Colour booklet tracing the origin of Irish Brotherhoods from their ancient beginnings right up to present day. They include Buffaloes, Foresters, Freemasons, Knights of St Columbanus, Oldd Fellows, Orangement, Rechabites and many more. ISBN 0902588 27 3. Price: £1.50.
Linen Continuity and Change: An 8-10 week course for 3rd year secondary pupils on the Linen Industry in Ulster – the domestic industry, the processing of flax into linen, industrialisation, working in the linen mills and factories, living and working in a mill village (a case study of Bessbrook) and the decline and renaissance of the industry. Published in association with the Irish Linen Guild. (Teachers notes available with orders over 10). ISBN 0 902588 33 8. Price: £3.00.
The National Schools 1831 – 1912: A unit of work (8 – 10 weeks) for 1st year secondary pupils which uses a variety of primary sources, photographs, etc. to build up a comprehensive picture of the Irish National School system – an educational system so successful that it was copied completely in New South Wales in the 19th century. This can be a teacher’s handbook for younger classes. Price: £3.00.
Irish Famine Pictures: A set of drawings and photographs which contrast the Irish Famine of the 1840’s with famine in Africa today. Sponsored by Oxfam. Pictures chosen and text written by Ray Steele, Oxfam Education and Deidre Brown, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Price: £3.00.
Titanic: The ill-fated White Star Liner, Titanic, sunk by collison with an iceberg 15 April 1912, written by Michael McCaughan, Head of Transport, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Price: £3.00.
White Star Line Olympic & Titanic: The construction of the largest vessels in the world May 1911. Price: £4.50.
No Two Ways About It: Some early memories of Belfast by Paddy McParland. In 1920, Paddy McParland was born in the house built by his father – 57 Lincoln Street. Here 3 generations of the McParland family were to live and conduct a coal business for over a century. Paddy’s recollections as a ‘Bell Man’ of the coal business were recorded for the Musesum’s archives in 1985. They provide a captivating account of life in Belfast in the mid-twentieth century. Price £5.00.
Songs of the Brotherhoods in Ireland, performed by the Belfast Operative Society 1988: This selection of songs from the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum’s Exhibition ‘Brotherhoods in Ireland’ includes songs associated with the Freemasons; the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds; the Rechabites; the Sublime Society of Beef Steaks; The Orange Order; the Ancient Order of Hibernians; and the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. Price: £5.00.
Told in Ireland: The stories of Frank McKenna. These 7 tales have been selected from the extensive repertoire of Frank McKenna, a storyteller from Co Tyrone who now lives in Scotland. These stories give us an insight into life in the early twentieth century, when Frank as a boy first heard them from his grandfather. Through them we can travel further back to the middle of the 19th century, when they were told to Frank’s grandfather himself. Price: £5.00.
Adam In Paradise: Sung By Eddie Butcher. These 4 songs about courtship are a small sample of his repertory; but they range over a wide area of musical and poetic traditions. Price: £10.00.
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Address: Publications Department, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co Down, BT18 OEU