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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Last night’s speaker Frank Watters in conversation with Patricia Walsh, Donaghmore

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Here’s the steam train again

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Great Talk tonight by our very own Frank Watters who regaled us on tales of cows, hares, donkeys, horses, pigs, birds and weasels. Who knew that crows always build their new nests on 1st February? Unless of course the 1st February falls on a Sunday, in which case they start of a Monday.

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Our next talk on Thursday 4th October by none other than living legend Frank Watters. The title of his Talk is curious in itself – Local Superstitions and Beliefs in Animal Behaviour (Weasels’ funerals and blinking the cows!). So why not put this in your diary and come along and see what it’s all about. If you think history societies are boring – this talk will change your mind! Everyone is welcome, and it’s free 🙂

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Newry and Mourne Museum

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A blast from the past. Last Sunday, a steam train whistled through Poyntzpass. Here it is chugging through the townland of Aughantaraghan past Daly’s house.

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Petty Sessions

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Poyntzpass Culture Night

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Poyntzpass Culture Night

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Poyntzpass Culture Night

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