8 October 2019 – Annual General Meeting

Skerries Historical Society AGM will be held, as usual, on the second Tuesday in October. Please note the slightly earlier start time of 8pm.

Following the AGM there will be a screening of ‘Skerries Sailors’ a colour film made by Norman Hodgson in the 1950s which will be introduced by his daughter, Rosalie Pickering. Many of you will know Rosalie from her many years serving as Honorary Secretary to Skerries Historical Society.

Old members, new members and those who are interested are welcome to the AGM and screening of the film. Membership may be renewed at the meeting (€10)

Location & Time:  Skerries Bowling Club at 8.00 pm. 

Annual Membership fee for season 2019/20 will be due from September.

The Annual Membership fee of €10 for 2019/20 will be due from September. Members can re-new 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 2018/19

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.