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.
Another walk around the Head: following in the footsteps of Paddy Halpin
by Maree Baker, Stephanie Bourke, Brendan Grimes and Oona Roycroft
In 1994 Paddy Halpin strolled along Harbour Road, around Red Island and back down past the Ovens to his starting point. He detailed his findings in ‘A walk around the Head’. We will be following his route, noting what he remembered of a bygone age, what was extant a quarter of a century ago, and what still remains.
We will email members with a Zoom link closer to the time. Please ensure we have the correct email address for you.
Location and time: by Zoom 13 April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.