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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So, what do we do after the History Society AGM is finished? Well, these photos will give you a clue. If you can work it out, and who is involved then let us know, lol.

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Tonight we welcomed in our new Chairperson Deirdre Graham and Vice Chairperson Dr Roy Copeland. In the first picture we have Deirdre and Roy, and in the second picture departing Chairperson Hugh Daly hands over to Deirdre.

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Don’t forget that our AGM is on Thursday 7th December, following which we will be entertained by the Pass Players drama group. Everyone is welcome.

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Media – Poyntzpass and District Local History Society

Ever wondered who lived in your townland about 1830? One of our members (Robert Morrow) has captured all the names from the Tithe Applotment Books which were created between 1828 – 1835. You will find a link to the Tithe at the bottom of our media page of our website. Enjoy! http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/media/

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It’s December. So tell us what was your earliest memories of Christmas? Mine are 1) going to see Santa Claus in the village square 2) being allowed upstairs in Mickey Waddell’s shop to see all the toys. It was a real Aladdins Cave 🙂

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Poyntzpass primary schools visit Dublin today

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The latest edition of our popular journal can be purchased at the following outlets: 1) Poyntzpass – Petty Sessions; the Pharmacy; O’Malley’s Farm Shop; Trainor’s Spar and the Credit Union. 2) Camlough – SAFE Fuels; Bolton Filling Station. 3) Newry – Fiveways, Savage’s; Best Property Services. 4) Markethill – Muldrew Butchers; Ross Insurance. 5) Eleven Lane Ends – Fane Valley. 6) Tandragee – Joe Flanagan (Dry Cleaners); Credit Union; Filling Station; Co-op. 7) Banbridge – Donaghy’s; Walshe’s newsagents. 8 ) Gilford – Maginn’s Centra. 9) Loughbrickland – Doherty’s, Lakeside Stores, Spar. 10) Scarva – Visitors’ Centre 11) Lurganare – Brooks’ 12) Clare – Post Office

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Petty Sessions

READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! Latest edition No. XIV on sale now…..

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Just a reminder, our next Talk is on Thursday 2nd November @ 8pm in The Meeting Place, Poyntzpass.

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Some of you will know that John Gillen passed away earlier this year in Chicago, USA. John was originally from Poyntzpass and lived with his aunt in Waddell’s lockhouse on the Canal Bank. Here is a copy of a 90th birthday card which John received from Barack Obama, who was President of the USA at that time.

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