Coleraine Historical Society

Established in 1984​

Welcome to the
Coleraine Historical Society

We aim to promote the study of and public interest in the history, antiquities and life of the greater Coleraine Area

Get involved with the Coleraine Historical Society

Join us

We aim to promote the study of and public interest in the history, antiquities and life of the greater Coleraine Area

The Bann Disc

Buy the Bann Disc. The journal of the Coleraine Historical Society. Available as a softback book from our online shop.

Events Programme

We aim to promote the study of and public interest in the history, antiquities and life of the greater Coleraine Area

Keep up to date with our latest news

19 January 2021 – Tom Fraser – The Creation of Northern Ireland

ZOOM Meeting – Recorded – 50 minutes 19 JAnuary 2021  – The Creation of Northern Ireland – Professor Tom Fraser     Professor Thomas G. Fraser MBE is Emeritus Professor of History at Ulster University.  Educated at the University of Glasgow (MA, Ewing Prize) and the London School of Economics (PhD in International History), he

Read More »

24 November 2020 – Launch of The Bann Disc, Vol 26

  24 November 2020 – Launch of The Bann Disc, Vol 26 Zoom Lunch Zoom launch of our annual journal – The Bann Disc,  Volume 26. The Bann Disc reflects on the fantastic wealth of history and heritage that exists in the greater Coleraine area and is a compilation of articles, stories and photographs from

Read More »

17 November 2020 – The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk

17 November 2020 – The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk It is hard to believe that two years have passed since the untimely death of Robert Anderson, our previous Chairman, on 4 November 2018. As a tribute to Robert, our November talk was thereafter designated The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk. This year, for the second such

Read More »
Thanks to Causeway Coastal Route for this#ColeraineHistoricalSocietyNI #colerainehistory #causewaycoastalroute #whiteparkbay #TemplastraghAs promised from the last post, here is another shot that shows the two burial sites and the old ruin of Templastragh. The whole area around White Park Bay through physical and scientific evidence suggests the area was one of the first settlements of humans on this island after the last ice age. The people who first settled at White Park Bay were known as the hunter-gatherers, they had mastered the use of fire and were semi-nomadic, hence their arrival. The bay was an ideal location to settle, ample supply of fish, freshwater, sheltered cliffs, caves, and an endless supply of flint for making tools which they would eventually trade throughout the islands.More info about the area can be found on my website: www.causewaycoastalroute.com A big 'Thank You' to those who share, follow, and like the page. Your support is appreciated and keeps me motivated 🙂__________________________________________________________________________ FB algorithms choke pages like this that do not pay for ads, this is a free 'non-commercial' page it only grows by people sharing it. (Apparently, public shares help to mitigate the algorithms to a degree.) ...
View on Facebook
Tossing the hay with hay forks. Co Antrim. early 1900s. (National Museums of Northern Ireland). ...
View on Facebook
Downhill Demesne walkthrough in 360 ...
View on Facebook
Ranger Christie recently captured Hezlett House with a dusting of snow. ❄️ Wrap up warm this Easter week and spring into a 'wintery' walk near you. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/top-walks-in-northern-ireland ...
View on Facebook
We've had the following request for information - is anyone able to help please?'Hi I’m trying to find some information about a Coleraine company which no longer exists called Peerage Bottlers Limited located on Beresford Road in 1960’s but not sure when it closed it’s doors. I’m trying to find out who owned the company or anyone who would have knowledge of the owners. It’s in connection with a car that was owned by the business in the early 1960’s.' ...
View on Facebook
Scroll to Top