14 October 2019 00:00 – 16 October 2019 23:59
Location: The Valley Hotel, Main Street, Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The William Carleton Society proudly host Carleton 150, a programme of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the death of the 19th century Irish author William Carleton, who came from the Clogher Valley, Co. Tyrone, and had connections with north Monaghan, having completed parts of his classical education at Glennan and in Errigal Truagh.

This year's event will be held on TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER at the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, with a keynote address by Owen Dudley Edwards at 11am and Bishop John McDowell of Clogher talking about the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland at 2:15pm.


A tour of Carleton's Heritage in Armagh will take place on Thursday 16th October, visiting various heritage institutions in Armagh city including the Navan Centre, Robinson Library, No. 5 Vicar's Hill, the two cathedrals, O'Fiaich Library and Armagh County Museum.


The cost of a day ticket is £20 plus lunch with teas and coffees during the day is £12. Event bookings can be made by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There is also an event on Monday 14th October at the Valley Hotel at 7pm with a reading from one of Carleton's works. Admission £5.


Full programme details and further event information can be found via the William Carleton Society Facebook page or twitter @WilliamCarleton