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.

You can Contact Us Here. Please note: We do try to answer our e-mails, but usually the load is too great. We also have families, pets, and day jobs. All we can do is try. Unfortunately Poyntzpass and District Local History Society does not carry out personal family history searches.


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"Before I forget" issue 13 Magazine Launch

Over 100 pages long and costing just £5 ‘Before I forget..’ is a genuine bargain and is sure to be a[...]

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Who is that guy on the front of our current magazine and what has he ever done for us? Copies of our Journal are still on sale in Fiveways in Newry and Petty Sessions and Trainors Spar in Newry. Well done Rory Best, captain on the Six Nations Champions 2018.

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Tonight, Hugh Daly talked about the 200 year history of Clare Castle and its owners, starting in 1620 (Henry Bourchier – Earl of Bath) and finishing in 1830 with Major Harden.

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Petty Sessions, The D’Arcy McGee Foundation & Newpoint Players present A Courtroom Drama where you, the audience, are the jury. Selling fast…….a few tickets still available from Petty Sessions!!

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Just a reminder, this Talk is now taking place on Thursday 8th March at 8pm in Poyntzpass. Hope to see you all there.

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Here are some people from the Pass. Can anyone put names to them?

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UPDATE – due to the expected inclement weather we have decided to postpone the Talk on Clare Castle for one week. The Talk will now take place at 8pm on Thursday 8th March. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Can you please let others know. Thank you.

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We had a visitor from Canada last weekend. None other than Eric Poyntz, who was thrilled to see his name on our village.

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Please note that we will be keeping an eye on the weather forecast, so weather permitting see below!

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An overseas visitor with local connections enjoying a visit to Poyntzpass & District History Society Museum…….Know anyone?

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Our next Talk will be on Thursday 1st March in the Meeting Place (beside Rice’s Hotel) in Poyntzpass. The speaker will be Hugh Daly on the subject of Clare Castle which is beside Clare Glen and a couple of mile outside Tandragee. The Talk will start at 8pm sharp.

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