Coleraine Historical Society News
2015/16 committee Back row L to R: Nigel McIlwaine, Michael Thompson, Joanne Kennedy, Chris Kirkpatrick, Mike Jones. Front row: Diana Kirkpatrick, Barbara Harding, Anne-Marie Huston Fifty four members and visitors attended the AGM and Dinner in the Lodge Hotel and it was an enjoyable evening. The after dinner speaker was Dr. John Kerr who entertained
Under the guidance of our member, Jim Hunter, 46 members and guests set out on Saturday 7 June 2014 on a wet morning. Our first visit was to Limavady Workhouse folowed by Ebrington Baracks in Londonderry. Alan Armstrong gave an excellent presentation on the history of the Barracks. After lunch in Clooney Hall the next
Our AGM and 30th Anniversary Dinner were held on Tuesday 18 March 2014 in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine and 53 members and guests attended what was a very enjoyable evening. Our Chairman Pamela Henderson cut the anniversary cake. Member Jim Hunter gave an interesting illustrated talk on People and Places which covered the area of
Outing to Ballyscullion Park, near Bellaghy, and Broughshane Village, 1 June 2013 Our first stop was the home of the Mulholland family, Ballyscullion Park, where we had tea/coffee and scones and then were escorted around the house by Rosalind Mulholland. The house, designed by Charles Lanyon, dates from 1840. In a walk around the grounds
A recent article in the Coleraine Chronicle stated that there were plans to refurbish this dilapidated, historic building. Good news. This work has now started. Update – the outside of the building has been painted and is looking very well. As yet the extension to the side has not commenced.
This was an excellent display on the Plantation which included artefacts from local archaeological digs. After a light lunch Nick Brannon gave a talk on Coleraine and the Plantation followed by a walk from the Town Hall into St. Patrick’s Church. A number of the Society’s members attended.
At our April meeting Jennifer Cunningham was presented with gifts to acknowledge her 13 years of Chairman of the Society. Our new Chairman is Pamela Henderson. Photo: Coleraine Historical Society member, Mike Jones, presents gifts to Jennifer Cunningham, as she steps down from the post as Chairperson.
Our AGM was held on 19 March in the Lodge Hotel Coleraine and was attended by 46 members and guests. As the Secretary and Chairman were unable to attend, the meeting was jointly chaired by the Treasurer Diana Kirkpatrick and committee member Chris Kirkpatrick. Mike Jones acted as Secretary. A new Chairman, Pamela Henderson, was
Members of the Coleraine Historical Society presenting items to the Museum which had been originally donated to the society from Campbell Owens from Belfast. Included, front row are The Mayor of Coleraine, Alderman Maurice Bradley; Sarah Carson, Collections Access Officer and Diana Kirkpatrick. Back row are Helen Perry, Museum Service; Chris Kirkpatrick, Trevor Adams, Jim
This was an enjoyable outing which first stopped in Draperstown, for morning coffee, followed by a tour of the village. It was then on to Moneymore to see the Model Village and have a packed lunch in the Old Courthouse. Next stop was Wellbrook Beetling Mill on the banks of the Ballinderry River followed by