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Blue Plaque placed to honour Sir Thomas Maclear, F.R.S., Astronomer Royal

Newtownstewart 9 Nov 2019
Submitted by
Tom Chambers
tchamberswi[at]gmail.com

 

The tentative date is Sat 9th of November, 2019 for a ceremony at the Community Center in Newtownstewart to place a Blue Plaque honouring Sir Thomas Maclear, F.R.S.

An explanation of the Blue Plaque administration for those of us that are new to this (Courtesy of Wikipedia) - The Ulster History Circle is a heritage organisation that administers Blue Plaques for the area that encompasses the province of Ulster on the island of Ireland. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, placing commemorative plaques in public places in honour of people and locations that have contributed to all genres of history within the boundary of the Irish province of Ulster, or contemporary country of Northern Ireland. Founded in the early 1980s, the group receives no government funding, unlike many similar organisations in the United Kingdom.

There have been over 150 recipients of the Blue Plaques in Ulster including: Samuel Beckett (playwright); John Boyd Dunlop (tyre inventor); C. S. Lewis (author).

 

Also see Obituary