It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Skerries Historical Society member and, for many years, archivist, Joe Murray. Our condolences to the Murray family, to Bernie and to all his friends.
“They’re Off!” Horse Racing in Skerries 1854-1925
by Dominic McQuillan
Dominic has found details of nearly twenty-five different days of horse racing in Skerries across the decades from the mid-1850s to the mid-1920s. Some of these race days were organised on the strand. It must have been quite spectacular to watch the horses in action next to the waves. Dominic has prepared a race card for the evening. You will need to download it before the Zoom presentation begins and see if you can correctly guess who the victors were.
We will email members with a Zoom link and details for the race card closer to the time. Please ensure we have the correct email address for you.
Location and time: by Zoom 11 May at 8.15 pm
Annual Membership fee for season 2020/21 is now due.
The Annual Membership fee of €10 for 2020/21 is now due. Members can renew at any of our monthly meetings or online here.
Time & Tide Vol 12
Time & Tide, Volume 12, published September 2020, contains ten papers on diverse topics from our archive. they include an account of the production of the musical Show Boat, industrial history, a townland in the 19th century, and boats using Skerries harbour at the turn of the 20th century among others
Time & Tide can be purchased online by clicking here.
It is also available in several local shops: Skerries Mills, Skerries Bookshop, Skerries News and Greg Reddins.
Fingal Fieldnames project
Skerries Historical Society is one of six groups chosen by Fingal County Council to help with the Fingal Fieldnames Project
This is a continuing project in which we hope to record as many of the names of the fields of Fingal as possible.
If you are interested in participating please contact Geraldine Clarke on 086-3468602 or email email@example.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, Maeve McGann.