Welcome to the website of the Armagh and District History Group.

The group was formed in 2003 by a small group of like minded people who were already involved in researching the history of the Armagh area and wanted a forum to pursue their interest.

We are now resuming meetings in person from September. As the Irish and Local Studies Library is no longer available we will now be meeting in our new venue the Armagh Observatory. While  Covid restrictions are still an issue issue to ensure safety and peace of mind we will be taking the following precautions:

Names and contact numbers will be recorded for all attendees.

Once inside the building, all attendees must wear masks (unless exempt).

Chairs will be laid out one metre apart. Members of the same household may sit closer together, but must be one metre away from other attendees. This means that we will have limited capacity and once the room is filled, then no further admission. For this reason, the meeting will be for members only.

Attendees to remain seated.

To maintain fresh airflow, doors will be kept open, so dress up warmly.

Unfortunately there can be no tea/coffee.

At the end of the talk, our Chairperson will direct an orderly exit (row by row).

Finally, we would prefer that only those who are double-vaccinated attend.

I hope that you will understand the reasons behind these precautions and that everyone will feel comfortable on the night.

If you are unfamiliar with access to the Observatory, please note that there are two carparks. Less able visitors can park at the top of the hill next to the main building. The other carpark is signposted as you make your way from the Mall entrance.

History Armagh