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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IWAI newry and portadown

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Photos from Poyntzpass & District Local History Society's post

Some old photos of Poyntz pass. . On show in trainor brothers new convenience store poyntzpqss

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It is our annual picnic outing tomorrow (Thursday 7th July) – this year we are going to Dromantine. Here’s hoping we get good weather!

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Our Jimmy- The Effincrackers

From the 1960’s, some Americans come to Ireland looking for their ancestors, courtesy of Jimmy Young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMBBxZhGhIY

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The Newry Canal - from Lough Neagh to Carlingford Lough

Acton Lake, and Poyntzpass visible from about 8 mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGfnWX7S5-c

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Timeline Photos

Photograph of a Canadian visitor to Poyntzpass. This is Carolyn Hudson from Canada browsing in our History Museum with come members of our Committee.

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Timeline Photos

Down the road from Poyntz pass. .In Lurgan ….would’ve been an expensive “pay per view” fight

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Timeline Photos

This was provided by one of our members – does anyone recognise what it is?

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Are you or your ancestors one of the Poyntzpass & District diaspora? If so, then post your ancestors name here, the year they emigrated and the country and/or area they settled.

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A brief report of our recent Dawn Chorus. T’was was a very cold, but most beautiful morning with mist lying on a calm Acton Lake. Eighteen hardy souls were led by our host Joe Devlin, who brought checklists of the birds we might see and hear. Joe, an immensely knowledgeable (and patient!) man, had a smart phone app which played the bird songs we were trying to find. We were delighted to spot at least 26 different birds, plus quite remarkably nobody fell into the Canal. Afterwards we retreated to the Petty Sessions for a good breakfast and stories of what we were going to achieve the rest of the day. Hopefully see you all again next year.

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