Updated 19 10 2021

Balbriggan and District Historical Society: Zoom talk on Wednesday October 27

Declan Brady will present ‘Voters and politicians – elections and local government in north Dublin during the lifetime of the Rural Balrothery District Council, 1898-1930’.

This talk examines the progressive changes in voter franchise and local government representation from the Local Government Act in 1898, through the Irish Revolution, to the abolition of the RDC’s in 1930. The Home Rule and independence movements used these elections to harness support but also counted on the support of these local bodies as an integral part of the challenging of British rule in Ireland. The early years of independence brought new challenges in the relationship between local and national government which will also be explored.  

Declan Brady is a professional genealogist and historian based in Swords. He is currently completing a History PhD on the evolution of local politics in Fingal from 1870 to 1948, at Maynooth University, where he has been a John Hume scholar.

For a Zoom link please email by Tuesday October 26th.

Fingal Fieldnames

Skerries Historical Society is one of six groups chosen by Fingal County Council to help with the Fingal Fieldnames Project

Abarta Heritage were appointed as consultants to give training to the six groups on a method of collection and ideas of were to collect information along with research resources. This has now been consolidated into a manual which provides information and guidelines to volunteers on all aspects of the project.

This is a continuing project to be worked on until as much of the fields of Fingal have been recorded as possible.

This is for everybody in the local community, you do not need to be a member of Skerries Historical Society. If you are interested in participating please contact Geraldine Clarke on 086-3468602 or email

Skerries Historical Society is pleased to announce that our Time & Tide publications can now be purchased online. Cost per book plus P&P is shown on each Time & Tide page. Example see Time & Tide Vol 11

An excellent present.