Programme of Events
Meetings & Events
The programme of talks start on 18 January 2022.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions all the meetings are now Zoom. If you need guidance to join using Zoom please use the “Contact Us” form on the website and state your contact details and we’ll be in touch asap.
Our meetings are normally held on 3rd Tuesday of the month in:
Sandel Centre, 6 Knocklynn Road, Coleraine, BT52 1WT
@ 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. There are no meetings in July, August nor December.
Visitors are very welcome at all our meetings.
Admission for non-member is £3.00. This includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the meeting.
Place Names of the Barony of Coleraine Speaker: Dr Niall Comer Located on the North-Eastern coast of Ireland lies the market town of Coleraine. It is situated just over three miles from the northern coastline with the North Atlantic Ocean. Coleraine or Cúil Raithin means ‘corner of bracken’ and its surrounding barony has a rich
Reflections on the Bann Derek Sinnamon Coleraine Historical Society is delighted to announce a return to in-person talks on Tuesday 19th April 7.30pm, at The Sandel Centre Coleraine, the meeting will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Members unable to attend in person will receive an email zoom link. The speaker will be Derek Sinnamon
Coleraine Historical Society AGM and Talk on The Gaelic Harp by Mark Doherty The Meeting, which is open to Coleraine Historical Society members only, will see the election of Committee and Office Bearers. Nominations and new committee members are welcome and we would encourage Coleraine Historical Society members to consider taking an active role in
15 Febraury 2022 – From Belfast to Bendigo , The Life and Work of Dr William Graham – Speaker Mary Heffernan
From Belfast to Bendigo: The life and work of Dr William Graham 1859-1917 Talk by Mary Heffernen Mary Heffernan is a doctoral research student at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her special interest is in the history of psychoanalysis in Ireland from 1911-1998. She is a practicing psychotherapist working in London. A graduate of
History of Coleraine FC Guest speaker – Hunter McClelland Coleraine Historical Society will continue their monthly programme with a talk on The History of Coleraine FC. The speaker will be Hunter McClelland. Hunter McClelland was born in Coleraine, in a year when Coleraine played in an Irish Cup final and grew up in Limavady where
The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk ‘A Thorny Subject’ 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Speaker: Neal Anderson Coleraine Historical Society is delighted to host the third, annual Robert Anderson Memorial Talk on Tuesday 16th November. The talk is entitled ‘A Thorny Subject’ and will be given by guest speaker Neal Anderson, the son of
Photography and Folklore Talk Tuesday 19 October 2021 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Coleraine Historical Society will continue their monthly programme with a talk on Photography and Folklore. The speaker will be Kenneth Wood. This is a change to the original schedule. Kenneth Wood is a retired History teacher who hails from the county that
21 September 2021 Emigration from Ireland DR LINDE LUNNEY Biopic Linde Lunney grew up in north Antrim, and after Bushmills Grammar school, went on an exchange programme
The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation Speaker Geoff Warke, Chair Coleraine Historical Society Tuesday 15th June 2021 7.30pm Geoff`s story tells 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 local Presbyterian minister Rev Dr William
Tuesday 18 May 2021 The History of the NW 200 Mervyn White The talk covers 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 management of the North West 200 today.
Tuesday 20 April 2021 Homes for Heroes Nigel Henderson In this presentation, Nigel Henderson will be talking about the cottages built for veterans of in the Coleraine and Portrush districts in the 1920s. The talk will include a brief background to the cottage-building scheme and brief details of the numbers of cottages built in
16 March 2021 – AGM (Annual General Meeting) and Some Light “Varied” Entertainment double act The Two B’s BILLY BONES & BRIAN SIMPSON Watch this Space!
16 February 2021 – `The First 100 Years of C.R.F.C & H.C. – More Than a Rugby John Logan will talk on One Hundred Years of Coleraine Rugby Football, Cricket and Hockey Club. John is a Retired School Principal, University Teacher and Education Adviser and has been a Member of C.R.F. C and H.C. since
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 came to the New University of Ulster in Coleraine in 1969, retiring as Provost of the University of Ulster’s Magee campus in
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
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
20 October 2020 – OLD COLERAINE ELECTIONS Andrew is a Trustee of the North of Ireland Family History Society and active member their Causeway Coast and Glens Branch. He is also a member of several other local history groups in the Coleraine area where his family have lived for at least 12 generations. He