Poyntzpass and District Local History Society

Activities

Talks

Below is our planned programme for 2023/24. Talks are held in The Meeting Place in Poyntzpass, and take place on the first Thursday of each month.

SEPTEMBER 5TH 2024

Poyntzpass to Mull and Calgary, Canada 1900-1902

Sadie Wylie's Letters home to her sister

Barbara Morrison

OCTOBER 3RD 2024

The Sara and Minnie Savage Memorial Talk

Celebrating the Oral Tradition

Stories, histories, poetry and song

Una Walsh

NOVEMBER 7TH 2024

A Year of Special Days

Customs from Hogmany to Halloween.

Frank Watters

DECEMBER 5TH 2024

A.G.M and A Gateway to Local History

Online Resources and where to find them.

JANUARY 9TH 2025

The Historic Roads of Southeast Ulster

A tale of Grand Juries and the abuse of power.

Alan Clarke

FEBRUARY 6TH 2025

From the Magennis Family to the SMA

Changes to the Oak Tree has seen in Dromantine

Father D. Corrigan

MARCH 6TH 2025

On the Faultline

The dialects and Ulster-Scots of Poyntzpass

Robb Morrow

APRIL 3RD 2025

Union Lodge to Lisnabrague

The story so far

Edwin Bryson

Outings

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST 2024

Ulster Aviation Museum, Clifton Workhouse and Famine Graveyard

9.30am from Poyntzpass by coach. 6.00pm dinner at Halfway House.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH 2024

Picnic at Acton House

7.00pm. Farm Entrance, Acton Village

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6TH 2024

Walking Tour of Dundalk

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

Other

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