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Societies Events

See what's on in Societies over the next Programme year. To add your programme, send or email a copy to the Federation.

Month Day Date Time Society Location Event Speaker Visitor's Fee

November Wednesday 5 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum The Royal Schools James Davidson  
  Saturday 8 8:00 pm County Donegal Historical Society Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon Emerson Memorial Talk "Ballyshannon through the ages" Dermot Shannon, Archaeologist, Ballyshannon  
  Tuesday 11 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre The Famine Dr Fitzgerald  
  Wednesday 12 8:00pm Ards Historical Society Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards Scouting in the Ards George Mawhinney & Sam Moore  
  Wednesday 12 8:00 p.m. O'Neill Country Historical Society The Bottle of Benburb "Me an' Me Da" - The life and times of W. F. Marshall: Ballads/verse Seamus Shields  
  Monday 17 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum Launch of Journal - Lecale Review No 6 To be arranged Nil
  Thursday 20 8:00 p.m. County Armagh Wildlife Society Rotunda Theatre, St Patrick's Trian Microcosmos - a year of the life of a field (film)    
  Thursday 20 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road Ulster Museum Medieval Gallery Treasures Cormac Bourke  
  Friday 21 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society St. Mary's Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall Fairs, markets and Faction Fights Jonathan Bell 3.00
  Wednesday 26 7:45 pm Broughshane Historical Society Houston's Mill, Broughshane Jackson Dunlop - the Poet Mr Kevin O'Hagan  
  Wednesday 26 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society Meeting Room Carrickfergus Library Belfast and the Slave Trade Roddy Hegarty Federation for Ulster Local Studies  

December Wednesday 3 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society To be announced Historical Society Christmas Dinner Party    
  Wednesday 3 8:00pm Ards Historical Society To be arranged Christmas in the Ards Long Ago Hugh Robinson  
  Wednesday 3 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum Medieval Treasures from the River Blackwater Dr Cormac Bourke  
  Thursday 4 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library Christmas Party - with a Quiz Anne Johnston Visitors welcome
  Friday 5 13:30 p.m. County Armagh Wildlife Society Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Christmas Lunch Advance booking through Hon. Sec. Ph No 028 3889 1317
  Friday 5 8:00 p.m. O'Neill Country Historical Society The Bantry BARD (midway off the road from Eglish to Caledon Gaeilge Thir Eoghain i measc chanúintí na Gaeilge-Tyrone: Irish among other dialects Talk in English by Dr. Art J Hughes Evening of Traditional music
  Tuesday 9 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre The Jackson Almshouse Malcolm Duffey  
  Wednesday 10 8:00 p.m. County Armagh Wildlife Society County Museum, The Mall, Armagh Tales from Belfast Lough Anthony McGeehan  
  Monday 15 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum Sights gone and going in Lecale and beyond - a photographer looks around him Alan Johnston 2.00
  Thursday 18 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road River Finds Lorraine Bourke  

January 2009 Wednesday 7 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum Recent Developments in Inland Waterways Brian Cassels  
  Thursday 8 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library Migration in Irish History Dr Brian Lambkin Visitors welcome
  Wednesday 14 8:00pm Ards Historical Society Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards North Down men in the Great War Lester Morrow  
  Wednesday 14 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society joint meeting with Ballygawley Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre Theme to be confirmed John Cunningham  
  Wednesday 14 8:00 p.m. County Armagh Wildlife Society County Museum, The Mall, Armagh Wildlife Poetry readings and AGM  
  Thursday 15 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road What is the Orange Order? David Scott  
  Friday 16 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society St. Mary's Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall Before I was famous, and Now Marie Jones 3.00
  Monday 19 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum The Importance of being Wilde - The Wildes of Downpatrick Maurice Cassidy 2.00
  Wednesday 28 7:45 pm Broughshane Historical Society Houston's Mill, Broughshane The Past in Peat - Archaeology in Bogs Ms Sinead McCartan  
  Wednesday 28 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society Dobbs Room, Town Hall, Carrickfergus Annual General Meeting Presentation of members treasures  

February Wednesday 4 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum Lough Neagh Places - their Names and Origins Dr Kay Muhr  
  Thursday 5 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library Military Records - Irish Regiments Col. Robin Charley Visitors welcome
  Tuesday 10 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre Yellow Sam and his family network Jack Johnston  
  Wednesday 11 8:00pm Ards Historical Society Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards Irish Polar Explorers Noel Mitchel  
  Monday 16 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum The Belfast & County Down Railway - Its rebirth in Downpatrick Gerry Cochrane 2.00
  Thursday 19 8:00 p.m. County Armagh Wildlife Society County Museum, The Mall, Armagh From Freezer to Fishpond - the natural history of Ireland's freshwater fish Robert Rosell  
  Thursday 19 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road May's Market Ciara McManus  
  Friday 20 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society St. Mary's Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall The Flight of the Earls Dr Antainne Ó Donnaile 3.00
  Wednesday 25 7:45 pm Broughshane Historical Society Houston's Mill, Broughshane Local Studies Mr Michael Lynn  
  Wednesday 25 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society Dobbs Room, Town Hall, Carrickfergus Black Head and Gobbins Paths John Lennon  

March Wednesday 4 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum The Royal Inniskilling Fusillers and the 5th Royal Inniskillen Dragoon Guards Mark Scott  
  Thursday 5 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library Methodist Records Rev. Robin Roddie Visitors welcome
  Monday 9 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum Down Cathedral - The St. Patrick's Festival Lecture Fred Rankin Free
  Tuesday 10 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre The Brantry Brendan McAnallen  
  Wednesday 11 8:00pm Ards Historical Society Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards AGM &, Treasurers in the Home Madeline McAllister  
  Thursday 19 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road Farming Families Jonathan Bell  
  Friday 20 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society St. Mary's Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall Roger Casement and the Antrim Connection Seamus &0acute; Siocain 3.00
  Wednesday 25 7:45 pm Broughshane Historical Society Houston's Mill, Broughshane The Weavers Protest Mr James Boyle  
  Wednesday 25 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society Dobbs Room, Town Hall, Carrickfergus Beleek Pottery Trevor Rankin A keen collector  

April Wednesday 1 7:30pm Lisburn Historical Society Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum The Walled Gardens at Kylemore Abbey Belinda Jupp  
  Thursday 2 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library AGM and 'Are you up against a brick wall?' Mutual aid; bring your family tree and your problems and help others to solve theirs Visitors welcome
  Tuesday 14 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre Ulster Scots Agency Gordon Lucy  
  Saturday 18 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society St. Mary's Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall Northern Ireland's Hidden Underwater Landscape Joe Breen 3.00
  Thursday 19 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road They didn't go away Trevor Parkhill  
  Monday 20 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum The Coastal Archaeology of Strangford Lough Sinead McCartan 2.00
  Wednesday 22 7:45 pm Broughshane Historical Society Houston's Mill, Broughshane Annual General Meeting    
  Wednesday 29 8:00 pm Carrickfergus Historical Society Dobbs Room, Town Hall, Carrickfergus Early Christian Bells and Bell Shrines in Ireland Cormac Bourke Curator of Medieval Antiquities at the Ulster Museum  

May Wednesday 6 To be arranged Lisburn Historical Society To be arranged Annual Dinner    
  Thursday 7 7:30pm North of Ireland Family History Society Upstairs room, Holywood Arches Library Lesser known records for the Genaelogist Dr Ian Maxwell Visitors welcome
  Saturday 9 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society To be arranged Spring Outing    
  Tuesday 12 8:00 pm Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society The MaCreedy Mill Centre Field Trip to Caledon    
  Monday 18 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Down County Museum Annual General Meeting and members items of interest   Nil
  Thursday 21 7:45 p.m. North Belfast Historical Society Library, Grove Wellbeing Centre, 120 York Road People of Northern Ireland Paul Logue  
  To be arranged To be arranged 8:30 p.m. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society To be arranged Annual General Meeting   3.00

June Tuesday 9 To be confirmed Aughnacloy Truagh Historical Society Guided tour of Dublin   Dave O'Brien  
  Monday 15 7:30pm Lecale Historical Society Start - Down County Museum Annual Outing - Guided walk around Downpatrick   Free
  Saturday 20 To be arranged North of Ireland Family History Society   Summer Outing