Bob Hunter showed huge enthusiasm and interest in adult education and the development of local history studies in Ireland. He was regularly involved in conferences, lecture programmes and conducting field trips to old ruins, graveyards and antiquities across the island, for his own research and as part of extra-mural studies with various institutions and organisations. His commitment to local history studies is exemplified in his connection with the Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the Ulster Local History Trust of which he was a benefactor.
The Ulster Local History Trust was established by the Federation for Ulster Local Studies to help raise the standard of local historical work, particularly among voluntary groups, and to assert its relevance in our society. The trustees believe that local historical studies are intimately connected with identity, with community, and with understanding, and can be a powerful force for good.
For further information: Ulster Local History Trust, c/o Vicky Herbert, 18 Clonaog Valley, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh BT92 0LJ. Tel: 028 677 21730 Web: www.ulht.org.uk