November Zoom: A Skerries Holiday

by Oona Roycroft

‘When a very little fellow, I remember dreaming of the approaching holidays at the seaside, when the glowing heat of summer seemed to bid everyone leave the dusty town and drink in rapturous draughts of ozone and high spirits by the sandy marge of Skerries strand’

This enthusiastic reminiscence was penned in 1889 but when did Skerries first become a holiday destination? And what sort of holiday would you have in Skerries a century or so ago? Find out at the November presentation which will be by Zoom on Tuesday 9 November at 8:15pm. Members will receive an email with the link to the Zoom. Non members should email 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 will shortly be due. Members can renew at any of our monthly meetings, drop the cash into Oona in Kelly’s Bay (email 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 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.