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 folk-life of the Coleraine Area, and to work to preserve and facilitate access to information and items of historical interest in the area.

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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

To promote the study  and  history of  the greater Coleraine Area we deliver a series of talks and an annual study trip.

Keep up to date with our latest news

Tuesday 15th June 2021 – The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation

The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation Speaker Geoff Warke, Chair Coleraine Historical Society Tuesday 15th June 2021 7.30pm A very well attended Zoom  meeting.  Geoff`s story told of a dramatic incident, described in many newspapers as a `sensation`, that gripped the small village of Castlerock in 1892. Seeking to purchase an ingredient for a summer cordial, the

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18 May 2021 – The History of NW 200 – Mervyn White

Link to the talk on FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/colerainehistoricalsocietyni/videos/4117842381628167   Tuesday 18 May 2021  The History of the NW 200  Mervyn White The talk covered the race from its inception in 1929 up until the 90th anniversary which took place in 2019. It contains very interesting information covering the 90 years with up to date details on the

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20 April 2021 – Homes for Heroes – Nigel Henderson

Tuesday 20 April 2021 Homes for Heroes Nigel Henderson About 45 Members and guests tuned in to watch Historian Nigel Henderson, from The History Hub Ulster,  present ‘Homes for Heroes, Coleraine & Portrush Area’ on Tues 20th April. Nigel took us through the 3 types of ‘cottages’ built for WW1 Veterans, expertly researched and beautifully

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