Zoom Presentation: 8 December 2020 @ 8:15pm

Mysteries from the archive: a selection of photographs without captions.

Can members help us to put names to faces and places?
 
The archive is packed with treasures, among them photographs of Skerries celebrities and famous sights from bygone days. But there are also photographs of less familiar faces in more ‘out of the way’ places. We would like the help of our members in identifying these unknowns. In the spirit of our usual Christmas Miscellany, we are looking for maximum audience participation with the added bonus that we might be able to update the archive records at the same time.

We will email members with a Zoom link closer to the time. Please ensure we have the correct email address for you.


Location & Time:  by Zoom 8 December at 8.15 pm. 


Buying Time and Tide online

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our shopping carts. If you are interested in ordering any volume of Time and Tide, please email the webmaster at oldskerries@gmail.com and we can advise you of costs etc.

Apologies for the inconvenience. We will fix this as soon as possible.


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 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 – 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.