Skerries Historical Society – return to presentations: November 2020

We hope to hold a virtual meeting on 10 November 2020 when Dr P J Mathews will give an account of the shooting of Patrick Mathews in his home in Church Street, Skerries, on 22 November 1920.

We will email members with a Zoom link closer to the time.

Location & Time:  by Zoom 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.

War of Independence in Skerries

Due to the restrictions associated with Covid 19, it was not possible to have Frank Whearity’s presentation on the War of Independence in Skerries last month. Frank has kindly put together this poster with the main facts about the war.


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 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 and Pauline Hanlon.