It is with great sadness that we inform members and friends of the death of our long serving committee member, Pauline Hanlon.

Pauline passed away on Tuesday 26th January after a short illness. RIP.

Zoom Presentation: 9 February 2020 @ 8:15pm

Dropping in on the Taylors – the Guest Book at Ardgillan 1879-1882

by Aidan Herron

The guestbook at Ardgillan lists the names of many distinguished visitors who were entertained there over many years. But who exactly were these people and where did they come from? 

To answer these questions, Aidan Herron has been researching the lives behind some of these guest book signatures. He will reveal some startling discoveries in his presentation in March.

Aidan Herron has already written extensively about Ardgillan Castle and Demesne in the time of the Taylor family.  In 2018, Ardgillan Castle Revealed was published featuring stunning photography by Eamon O’Daly. Aidan is also author of To the Beat of a Savage Drum, a novel set in the time of Waterloo telling the exploits of a young Irish drummer recruit.

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 9 March 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 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.