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Our 2020 Magazine is now Available

The front cover

Now in the local shops and other outlets the latest copy of History Armagh is now on sale.

Inside the City of Armagh and around the surrounding countryside, articles from blow-ins and locals illustrate many aspects of the local history, heritage and culture. A full list of contents appears below.

Armagh County Museum -Flickr Account

Although the museum like everywhere else is closed the staff are still busy digging up and showing off our past.

They’ve just made over 200 photos from our archive available online for your enjoyment. Follow the link below to explore our Flickr account which will be added to over the next few weeks…

Armagh County Museum Flickr Account

This photo is from the Scott collection and shows a Royal School cadet band member with Dr. Hector Deane (right), 11 May 1965.

The photo appears courtesy of Armagh County Museum.

March Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11 March at 7:00 pm in the Irish and Local Studies Library, as usual.

The speaker this month will be Group member Lily Clifford, who will be talking about the Tonagh riots, which took place near Derrynoose in 1876.

She will be discussing the events and the subsequent court case.

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, 12th February in the Irish and Local Studies Library.

Please note that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 6:30pm, prior to the talk.

The talk will be starting at 7:00 pm and our speaker this month will be Iain Frazer, who will share with us his research on the history of the Drelincourt school.  He will also discuss education in Ireland in the 19th Century, and more specifically the Charter Schools.

January Meeting

Our next meeting will take place next week, on Wednesday 8th January in the Irish and Local Studies Library at the usual time of 7:00 p.m.

One of our own member’s Stephen Day will be our speaker this month.  His talk will be about conflict and policing at the time of Partition and is entitled ‘From Arms Raids to Open Confrontation – Revolutionary Activity and the Police Response in the Newry/Armagh Border Area – January 1919 to January 1920.’

December Meeting

We are launching the latest edition of our magazine History Armagh in Armagh County Museum on Wednesday. 11th December at 7:00 p.m.

To celebrate the occasion, a light supper will be served with a glass of wine or soft drink.

The magazine will be available in local outlets soon after the launch.

If you wish to have the magazine mailed to you, you can find details under the Magazine link on the above menu.

November Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library.

PSS Lord Blaney: the ghost ship of CarlingforsdLough

Our speaker this month will be one of our members Tom Duncan and the title of his talk will be ‘The night after the ghost ship appeared: a story of tragedy near a County Down beach in 1916.’

October Meeting – Cancelled

Wednesday, 9th October should have been the date of our next meeting; however, due to the closure of the library on that day, this month’s meeting has been cancelled.
The next meeting is now planned for Wednesday 13 November and details of that meeting will be published on the website closer to that date.

September Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11th September at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library. 

Aland Islands

Our speaker this month will be one of our members Gerry Oates and the title of his talk will be ‘Anecdotes from history including tales from Zanzibar, Crimea, the Aland Islands to Belfast, Carrickblacker and Kildarton’

June Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 12th June at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library. 

Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Northern Ireland War Memorial

Our speaker this month will be Alan Freeburn, the Learning and Collections Officer at the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum at 21 Talbot Street in Belfast.  Alan will talk about the origins of the museum, the work it does and the story it tells, particularly in relation to Armagh.

You can find out more about the War Memorial at their website http://www.niwarmemorial.org/