This section deals largely with events affecting people in the area in the 17th Century (1600-1699). It was a period of great change. Following the defeat of the native Irish Lords, the lands in the area were settled by Scots Presbyterian men and women, bringing new ways of life, new industries and new agricultural practices. It was a time of great risk, never greater than during the Rebellion of 1641 and the struggle towards the end of the century between monarchs representing Catholic and Protestant aspirations: James II and William of Orange.

Planters and Rebels graphic.