February Zoom: Man of War Military Barrack

by Hugh Halpin

The paper addresses the background to barracks building in Ireland before focusing on one of the smaller barracks near the Man of War. In use from about 1776 to 1824, the paper addresses its construction, administration, the army regiments billeted there and local militias linked to it. The social and economic effect on the local population
is also explored.

This meeting will be by Zoom on Tuesday 8 February at 8:15pm. Members will receive an email with the link to the Zoom. Non members should email oldskerries@gmail.com to ask for the link.

Annual Membership fee for season 2021/ 22 is due from October.

The Annual Membership fee of €10 for 2021/22 is now due. Many thanks to all who have already renewed. Email oldskerries@gmail.com if you are not sure if you have paid. You can renew by dropping the cash into Oona in Kelly’s Bay (email oldskerries@gmail.com for the address and mark the envelope clearly!) or renew 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 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 – Brendan Grimes
Vice Chair – Carmel Power
Hon Secretary – Stephanie Bourke
Hon Treasurer – Oona Roycroft
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Sally Murray
PRO – vacant
with Geraldine Clarke, George Hand, Aidan Herron, Edward Mullarkey.