Welcome

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 14 Magazine Launch

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Our Annual July Picnic @ Lisnabrague Lodge last night 4th July. Thank you to the Bryson family for the invite. Great evening catching up with good friends & the weather was on our side too. Hope you enjoy the views as much as we did!!

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Reminder – Our Annual Picnic tonight at 7.00pm, Lisnabrague Lodge, Bann Rd ( bring your own) Lovely evening for it too!

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At the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy, 15th June 2019. Well worth a visit!

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Bellaghy Bawn on our Day out 15th June

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Juat one of the stops on our Day Outing Saturday 15th June This beautiful Community Walled Garden at Maghera once belonged to the Church of Ireland

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Please note that we have changed the date for our August outing to Clare Castle ruins. The trip will place on Thursday AUGUST 15th 2019. Meet in the Square, Poyntzpass at 6:30pm to join the cavalcade, or join us at the ruins at 7pm.

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Not history related, but someone from 200 years ago would be surprised to see this field in the townland of Greenan in the month of May. What is being grown?

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Book of Kells

The Book of Kells is now available online. There’s a prize for the first person to find a reference to Poyntzpass (which of course would be quite impossible). https://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v#searchresults

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Petty Sessions

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Here’s an interesting newspaper article from 1919. Where is Rafferty’s Corner? Is the first name Ringham still in use?

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