Welcome to the Poyntzpass and District Local History Society Web Site. On this site you will find information about our society and some historical information about Poyntzpass and the surrounding District. This site will be continually expanded and improved. You can also find us on Facebook – details are at the bottom of this page. It is our hope that this site will bring the history of the area to as wide a selection of people as possible, so if you like this site please bookmark it and make sure to tell your friends.
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Last Thursday’s talk by Barbara Best focused on the Alexanders of Acton House. Robert Quin Alexander (from Garristown, Co Dublin) married Gertrude Harriett Reilly from Scarvagh House, Scarva. They became tenants of Acton House in 1855, reared 7 children (2 boys and 5 girls). The Alexanders lived in the house until 1922 when it was purchased by the Best family. A great insight to life in a big house in the late 19th and early 20th century! Well done Barbara.
Excursion steam train heading through Poyntzpass. .from Dublin. .Belfast bound on New Years Eve past 2017
Just a reminder that our next Talk is Thursday 4th January at 8pm when Barbara Best will enlighten us on the The Alexanders of Acton House. See you all there!
Well done Robert!!
Committee member Brian O’Hare getting in the festive mood…great photo
So, what do we do after the History Society AGM is finished? Well, these photos will give you a clue. If you can work it out, and who is involved then let us know, lol.
Tonight we welcomed in our new Chairperson Deirdre Graham and Vice Chairperson Dr Roy Copeland. In the first picture we have Deirdre and Roy, and in the second picture departing Chairperson Hugh Daly hands over to Deirdre.
Don’t forget that our AGM is on Thursday 7th December, following which we will be entertained by the Pass Players drama group. Everyone is welcome.
Ever wondered who lived in your townland about 1830? One of our members (Robert Morrow) has captured all the names from the Tithe Applotment Books which were created between 1828 – 1835. You will find a link to the Tithe at the bottom of our media page of our website. Enjoy! http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/media/