Poyntzpass and District Local History Society

Our Next Talk

5th September 2024

Poyntzpass to Mull and Calgary, Canada 1900-1902
Sadie Wylie's Letters home to her sister

Our Next Outing

6th August 2024

Walking Tour of Dundalk
By car from Poyntzpass 6.30pm. 7.00pm at Dundalk Tourist Office, Market Square.



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 get in touch in a few forms, so check out contact us page.

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.

Our Latest Issue

Before I Forget... Issue 17

Our latest edition of our self produced magazine, featuring:

  • Introduction by Fiona Bryson
  • Chairman's Introduction - Fiona Bryson
  • A Fatal Affray in The Far Pass - Hugh Daly
  • Laurelhill - Miss Minnie Savage
  • My Family at War - Dermot McGrath
  • The Bennet Diaries - Michael Anderson
  • A Few Placenames not on the Map - Frank Watters
  • Local Involvement in the United Irishmen 1798 - Robert Morrow
  • Ballymoyer and the Japanese Lady - Lorna Quin
  • Obituaries
  • 'Pass Times' 1984 interview with the late Ann Ferris
  • Random Tales of my Early Life - John Clarke
  • Acton Old Graveyard, a footnote - Barbara Best
  • Headstone Inscriptions - St. Mary's Parish Church, Drumbanagher
  • Headstone Index - St. Mary's Parish Church, Drumbanagher
Before I forget 17

Latest News