June presentation: A selection of photos from the Joe Murray Collection

Skerries Bowling Club Tuesday 14 June  2022 at 8:15pm

The late Joe Murray amassed a vast archive of photos over the course of his life.  Skerries Historical Society has been extremely fortunate to have access to this archive during his life and will continue to maintain it now that he has left us.

Not only did Joe take and develop his own photographs, but he also collected photos and postcards created by others. A huge part of the collection relates to Skerries in the distant and more recent past. We will be showing some selected images from it in the June presentation and inviting members of the audience to speak up about any memories that they inspire.

This meeting will be in SKERRIES BOWLING CLUB on Tuesday 14 June at 8:15pm. 

Non members are very welcome (charge of E5)


Annual Membership fee for season 2021/ 22

The Annual Membership fee remains €10 for 2021/22. 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.