Several members of the Society attended this event which was organized by Garvagh Museum and held in Ballintemple House, near Garvagh, on 18 June 2015. Wilbert Patterson gave a short history of the Heyland (pronounced Highland) family who came to the house in the mid 1760’s. Major Heyland was killed at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and a moving letter from him to his wife was read. A family memorial was unveiled in the garden.
See Bann Disc vol 21, 2015 for an article on Major Heyland.