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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Do you have any old photographs or newspaper clippings about stories or events in the Poyntzpass area that you would like to share? Bring them along to our Talks night and we will get them copied.
Our first Talk of the 2016-17 season is on Thursday 1st September at 8pm in The Meeting Place, Poyntzpass. The topic will be the Greenore Boating Tragedy of 1916 by George Beatty New members and visitors are very welcome!
Here’s a chance to experience some history!
Just back from our Outing to Glenavy, where we had an interesting and informative tour from our host Chris representing the Glenavy History Society. A very interesting fact surfaced during the tour. After the second world war, the old Nissan hut between Poyntzpass and Acton was used as a recreational hall by the local Catholic Church. When the Nissan hut was demolished, the wooden floor was sold. And where did it end up? The same wooden floor is now in the Protestant Hall in Glenavy. Amazing!
Last historical society outing recently. ..great days craic at ulster American folk park omagh
Some old photos of Poyntz pass. . On show in trainor brothers new convenience store poyntzpqss
It is our annual picnic outing tomorrow (Thursday 7th July) – this year we are going to Dromantine. Here’s hoping we get good weather!
From the 1960’s, some Americans come to Ireland looking for their ancestors, courtesy of Jimmy Young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMBBxZhGhIY
Acton Lake, and Poyntzpass visible from about 8 mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGfnWX7S5-c