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March Meeting

The next meeting of Armagh & District History Group will be held on Wednesday 13th March at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library. 

The speaker will be Paddy Fitzgerald from the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. The title of his talk is ‘Growing up in Armagh 1965-75: Memory, Morphology and Migration’.

February Meeting


The next meeting of Armagh & District History Group will be held on Wednesday 13th February at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library. The meeting will begin with our A.G.M. and it will be followed by a talk by one of our own members Richard Burns.

Richard’s topic will be “DNA my family tree and me”. He took a DNA test last February at the Back To Our Past event in the Titanic Centre and will talk about his experience ahead of this year’s event in the Waterfront on the 15th & 16th February

January meeting

Happy New Year

The next meeting of Armagh & District History Group will be held on Wednesday 9th January at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library.

The speaker is John Makem and his topic will be “Forts and Rath Dwellers and Ancient Local Sites “.

John Makem is a retired teacher and local historian from Derrynoose.  

December Meeting

The next meeting of Armagh & District History Group will be held on Wednesday 12th December at 7:00 p.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library.

This month instead of our usual talk we will be launching the 2018 edition of our magazine, History Armagh. A light supper and a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee will follow.

November Meeting

Our next talk will be on Wednesday, 14th November in the Irish and Local Studies Library at 7:00 p.m.

The talk is by one of our own members, Eric Villiers and his topic is “Armagh: A Blue Plaque in Every Street?”

“The premise of the talk is that if buildings, places and spaces could talk they would tell you great stories about heroes and villains that most people have never heard: about important events and famous people who have been neglected by history or forgotten altogether.

It is only a slight exaggeration to suggest that there’s a building on every city centre street that could justify a blue plaque or a memorial of some kind”.

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 October at 7:00 pm in the Irish and Local Studies Library.

The speaker this month also will be one of our own members, Mary McVeigh and she will speak on ‘Irish women and the vote’.

September Meeting

Our programme resumes on Wednesday, 12th September in the Irish and Local Studies Library at 7:00 p.m.

Our speaker this month is one of our own members, Stephen Day and the topic will be “The Old Railway Network in Armagh and the Future of the Armagh-Portadown Line”. Stephen will talk about the layout of the old railway network in and around Armagh and there will be an opportunity for a discussion on the prospects of a future Armagh-Portadown railway line.