Remembering Bunting Festival 2020

Dún Uladh have organised another excellent weekend of FREE events for the Remembering Bunting Festival 2020. Once again we are happily participating:

Exhibition of the Edward Bunting Manuscripts

Special Collections & Archives at Queen’s University Belfast has held the Edward Bunting Collection since it was bequeathed in 1917. The earliest manuscript dates from the Belfast Harp Festival of 1792. A number of Bunting’s unique manuscripts along with original accession letters will be displayed in the Special Collections Reading Room (20 February, 2pm). Assistant Librarian in Special Collections, Louisa Costelloe, will introduce these manuscripts and attendees will then be invited to peruse those on display. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited to 25. Please email if you would like to attend. 

Additional Bunting manuscripts and publications will also be displayed in the new exhibition area of the McClay Library in Queen’s University Belfast from the 17- 28 of February 2020. No booking is required to visit this exhibition. 

Bunting Online  

To coincide with the Remembering Bunting Festival Special Collections & Archives have launched a digital exhibition on ‘The Edward Bunting Collection’. The exhibition can be accessed here:

Festival Schedule of Events

A summary of the full programme of events is listed below and the festival brochure provides more detailed information on events.

Dún Uladh contact details: Outreach Officer, Karen D’Aoust, 028 82242777,

A selection of Bunting manuscripts are already available online through Digital Special Collections & Archives.