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.


Special Recent Posts

No thumbnail available

"Before I forget" issue 14 Magazine Launch

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

Our Facebook recent posts

Photos from Poyntzpass & District Local History Society's post

Thursday evening 9th August 2018. Some photos of our very enjoyable outing to this local National Trust property Derrymore House & Grounds, Bessbrook. A big thank you to our guide Rosemary

12 likes, 0 comments1 day ago

Our local History Society trip to Iron Acton in Gloucestershire has commenced (with not too many hiccups). Iron Acton is where Sir Charles Poyntz came from, before making his home at one of the many passes across the Glan bog which runs from Newry to Portadown.

17 likes, 2 comments1 month ago

Photos from our recent trip to Dungannon, the home of O’Neill

1 likes, 0 comments1 month ago

Untitled Album

12 likes, 0 comments1 month ago


Out village is not on the coast, but this interactive map of ship wrecks is interesting https://dahg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=89e50518e5f4437abfa6284ff39fd640

0 likes, 0 comments1 month ago

Space & Place

1 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

Hello, There are still a few spare seats on Saturday’s day trip to Dungannon. The itinerary is as follows: – Leave the Pass at 9am – Stop at Cohannon Inn for tea and scones – Visit Island Craft centre in Coalisland – Visit Hill of O’Neill for tour (bring your own light lunch) – Back to Cohannon for dinner Price is £35, which is great value. If you wish to be part of this great day out then please send me a private message or contact any member of the Committee asap.

0 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

Petty Sessions

7 likes, 0 comments3 months ago

For anyone who missed our March Talk, Hugh Daly will be presenting a Short History of Clare Castle to the Markethill History Society at 8pm on Tuesday 24th April in the Old Courthouse, Markethill.

3 likes, 0 comments3 months ago

Photos from Poyntzpass & District Local History Society's post

Just some of the sights you may encounter along the towpath. Why not get up with the lark & join us for a Dawn Chorus Walk with Joe Devlin this Saturday 21st @ 5.30 am? YES THAT’S 5.30AM!!! Bacon butties and a chat in Petty Sessions afterwards.

14 likes, 0 comments3 months ago