Activities

Below is our planned programme for 2022/23. Talks are held in The Meeting Place in Poyntzpass, and take place on the first Thursday of each month.

– TALKS –

SEPTEMBER 1st 2022

The Sara & Minnie Savage Memorial Talk

The Role of Amateurs in Archaeology

Dolmens, Cairns and Pyramids

Michael McKeown
OCTOBER 6th 2022

Stories from the Glen Area

A childhood in the Milltown

 Liam Murtagh
NOVEMBER 3rd 2022

O’Hare and McVeigh Livestock Haulage

When diesel was 10 shillings a gallon!

Felix & Colette Rafferty, Thomas McVeigh
DECEMBER 1st 2022

Annual General Meeting

And entertainment from Robb Morrow

 
JANUARY 5th 2023

The Townland of Shaneglish

Its geography, history and inhabitants

 Sean McClory
FEBRUARY 2nd 2023

The Miller Hanna of Ballydoherty

Home Rule for Ireland and a Halt for Ballydoherty

 Frank Watters
MARCH 2nd 2023

Rockmount Farm, Fourtowns

Early Memories

Edwin Bryson
APRIL 19th 2023 (please note it is on Wednesday)

The History of Poyntzpass Silver Band

Making Music over Seventy Years

Cyril Whiteside

If you have any ideas for a Talk on a local subject matter, then please contact any Committee member or email us history@poyntzpass.co.uk

– OUTINGS –

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd 2022

Dawn Chorus Walk with Joe Devlin 

Meet at 5:30 am on Railway Street at the start of the  Towpath. Breakfast in Petty Sessions at 7:30 am
TUESDAY, MAY 17th 2022

A visit to Brownlow House in Lurgan

Meet at 7:15 pm at Brownlow House for a 7:30pm start. Transport by your own vehicle
SATURDAY,  JUNE 18th 2022

Tour of South Armagh including Creggan graveyard, Kilnasaggart Cross, Moyry Castle and Glasdrumman Church with Una Walsh.

By coach from the Square, Poyntzpass.  Leaving at 9:30 am
TUESDAY, JULY 5th 2022

Picnic (bring your own) at Lisnabrague Lodge

Make your own way to Lisnagrague Lodge (Bann Road) for 7:00 pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th 2022

Tour of Glen Ri Valley with Roy Copeland

By car, starting from the square in Poyntzpass at 7:00 pm