Skerries Historical Society was founded in 1948 and ever since its members have contributed research papers on the local history of the Skerries area.

To date over 300 papers have been delivered at the society’s monthly meetings. After the meetings the papers are accessioned to the society’s archive and become available for consultation.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in local history and the annual membership fee is €10. If you would like to become a member please print the membership form fill it in, and give it to any member of the committee, or bring it along to one of the meetings.


Membership fee of €10 per person is now due and can be paid at our next meeting. If you have already paid – thank you.


Skerries Historical Society is pleased to announce that our Time & Tide publications can now be purchased online. Cost per book plus P&P is shown on each Time & Tide page. Example see Time & Tide 9

An excellent present.


Next Meeting – Tuesday 9th February 2016

The South Strand Flying Boats

by David Ryan

David Ryan

The February presentation is by David Ryan who will be giving his third lecture for Skerries Historical Society. His first talk for the society concerned the exploits of that noted aviator Harry Hawker, who crashed his Sopwith seaplane in Loughshinny in August 1913. You can read all about it in our most recent publication, Time & Tide 9.

David returns to the theme with a study of flying boats and their connection with Skerries, when on the 3rd September 1939 two British seaplanes made a forced landing due to bad weather at the South Strand.

Location & Time: Keane’s Bus Bar, Skerries at 8.15 pm.

All welcome.


Committee Members 2015/16

Chair – Stephanie Bourke
Vice Chair – Carmel Power
Hon Secretary – Brendan Grimes
Hon Treasurer – Elaine Skehan
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Hugh Halpin
PRO – George Hand
with Marie Bashford-Synnott, Pauline Hanlon, Geraldine Clarke, Oona Roycroft, Peter McNally and Karl Duff.