10 March 2020 – A photographic record of Skerries

Jim Broadhead

I prefer to call my photos snaps because that’s all they were to me. Sometimes I never even got out of the car to take a snap! I have been very fortunate to have worked for myself in Skerries for over forty years. There was always some sort of building or demolition going on for me to record, along with some opportunistic shots of random events and people going about their business.

Having worked for various business owners on the Harbour Road, I was able to witness the demise of the once thriving and lucrative fishing industry. It was very sad to see the once glorious fishing vessels being broken up for scrap.

Skerries has changed a lot over the years, as do most places, but here it’s for the better, as new is added to old, keeping the town’s fabric and heritage.

Location & Time:  Skerries Bowling Club at 8.15 pm. 

Annual Membership fee for season 2019/20 is now due.

The Annual Membership fee of €10 for 2019/20 is now due. Members can renew at any of our monthly meetings or online here.

Time & Tide Vol 11

Time & Tide, Volume 11, published October 2018, contains a collection of papers from our archive. The papers chosen include oral history from the early 20th century, Milverton School, Balrothery Workhouse, the Easter Rising and the revolutionary period, maritime history, histories of Holmpatrick and Holmpatrick Church, a story from the Second World War, and a short history of Skerries Tidy Towns.

Time & Tide can be purchased online by clicking here.

It is also available in several local shops. Skerries Mills, Skerries Bookshop and Greg Reddins.

Fieldnames Project

Skerries Historical Society is one of six groups chosen by Fingal County Council to help with the Fingal Fieldnames Project

Abarta Heritage were appointed as consultants to give training to the six groups on a method of collection and ideas of were to collect information along with research resources.

This has now been consolidated into a manual which provides information and guidelines to volunteers on all aspects of the project.

This is a continuing project to be worked on until as much of the fields of Fingal have been recorded as possible.

Phase 2 of the project will continue to expand on the work started in Phase 1.

If you are interested in participating please contact Geraldine Clarke on 086-3468602 or email oldskerries@gmail.com.

This is for everybody in the local community, you do not need to be a member of Skerries Historical Society. 

Committee Members 2019/20

Chair – George Hand
Vice Chair – Carmel Power
Hon Secretary – Stephanie Bourke
Hon Treasurer – Brendan Grimes
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Oona Roycroft
PRO – vacant
with Geraldine Clarke, Bill Kee and Pauline Hanlon.