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. Why not add your email to our newsletter email list (right column) and get updates from this website. 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 email us. email@example.com. 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.
Poyntzpass and District Local History Society has launched the 12th edition of its journal ‘Before I forget’
Click here to find more info.
Our Facebook recent posts
Here is the plan to renovate the Ball Alley and put a roof on it. It is believed that the Ball Alley is older than Poyntzpass itself.
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The Society has always prided itself on being reasonably self-sufficient in the provision of:
• Subjects for monthly talks September -April
• Persons to talk on such topics
• Ideas for summer outings- one full-day outing and three evening outings per summer.
Each year the committee has a challenge of coming up with fresh ideas for all the foregoing. Accordingly we are asking for your help by responding to all or any of the following points and returning your answers at your leisure to a member of the committee.
1) Name or describe any topic or subject you would like to suggest for a talk.
2) Would you be willing to give a talk yourself on any such topic?
3) Name (in confidence) any other person who you think would be willing and able to give a talk to the Society; and also if you can, a topic to which they would be suited.
4) Name or describe any place which you would suggest as suitable for an outing, whether evening or full-day.
5) Make any other suggestion you wish for the improved running of the Society.
6) Finally, would you like to become more actively involved in our History Society? If so, please specify subject(s), if any, of particular interest.
Please either send us a Facebook message with your ideas or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Next meeting is on Thursday 5th December at 8pm in Poyntzpass. It is our AGM, will include a special programme and all are welcome. Note also that the latest issue of our magazine is on sale – make sure you get a copy.
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Quick reminder – next Talk is on Thursday 7th evening on Stained Glass Windows in Local Churches – by Barbara Best.
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Next talk is on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm. The subject is the restoration of Robb’s Ferry-house, and the speaker is John Morton. I hope to see you all there.
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This year’s Culture Night in Poyntzpass is on Friday 20th September. The programme of events is as follows:
5.00p.m – “Nose To Tail Cookery – A Celebration Of The Pig”
Come and sample a taste of Poyntzpass at Rice’s Hotel, Church St
6.00p.m & 7.00p.m. – “Irish Dance Session”
Young dancers from the Olivia Daly Dance School will perform in the British Legion Hall, Church St
6.00p.m –“ Village Trail”
Members of Poyntzpass Local History Society will take you on a walk round the village. Meet at Ye Olde Dyke Inn, Meeting St (Markethill Rd)
7.30 p.m. – “Poyntzpass Silver Band”
Award winning Poyntzpass Silver Band invite you to join them for an outdoor performance in the Village Square (weather permitting)
8.00p.m. –“Set Dancing”
Members of the weekly Set Dancing Class will perform in “Ye Olde Dyke Inn”
Meeting St. (new members welcome)
8.15 p.m. – “Choir of the Passes”
Formed specifically for Culture Night 2012 & continuing to flourish, Poyntzpass Community Choir invite you to join them for a performance in the British Legion Hall, Church St.
9.15 p.m. – “Drumming Exhibition”
in Canavan’s Bar, Railway St
10.00pm –“ Traditional Music Night”
“In the heel o’ the evenin” join professional musicians for a night’s craic in “Ye Olde Dyke Inn” Meeting St.
The following venues will be open all evening from 5.00p.m. till late
“The Best Days of Your Life” – Photographic Exhibition
Come and view a selection of photographs from schools in the local area throughout the last century in “The Meeting Place” Community Centre, Church St. (beside Rice’s Hotel)
Local History Museum (above Credit Union Office, Church St)
Poyntzpass & District Local History Society invite you to view a collection of models & interesting artefacts of bygone days
Paintings by local artists will be on view in “Fraise & Chocolat” Coffee Shop, Village Square
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Great talk tonight by none other than the Very Reverend Dr John Dunlop, CBE. This was our first talk of the 2013-14 season and very well attended with everyone looking clean, relaxed and suntanned after our glorious summer.
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