Programme of Events
Meetings & Events
2023 – 2024 Talks Programme now published on website.
We now have face to face meetings at the Sandel Centre, these will be “hybrid” meetings until further notice to accommodate those members who wish to continue viewing by 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
@ 8.00 pm
(please note NEW start time).
There are no meetings in July, August nor December.
Visitors are very welcome at all our meetings.
Admission for non-member is £3.00.
TALKS Programme 2023 – 2024
Coleraine Historical Society Talks Programme 2023 – 2024 ‘The talks are varied, with a wide range of subjects sure to appeal to both members & visitors. I think it is wonderful to see that five of the talks will be given by individual members of committee with a sixth, the 2024 AGM talk, also comprising
21 March 2023 – Annual General Meeting (AGM) @ Lodge Hotel, Coleraine
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Lodge Hotel Coleraine AGM: 6.30 pm start MEAL : 7.00 pm FUN QUIZ – after meal Dear Member, The Society’s Annual General Meeting and Dinner will take place in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, on Tuesday 21 March 2023. The AGM will start promptly at 6.30pm. The
Tuesday 21 February 2023 – ‘Along the North Coast with AJSSketchArt’ – Adrian Steele FRSA
‘Along the North Coast with AJSSketchArt’ Tuesday 21 February 2023 Adrian Steele FRSA Adrian Steele, FRSA, is a visual artist and singer who seeks to promote community through art. His particular interests are in the built environment and the folksong tradition, and he offers talks and presentations centred on these areas. Any and all proceeds
Tuesday 15 November 2022 – Robert Anderson Memorial Talk – The Story of the Barmouth Moles
Robert Anderson Memorial Talk for Coleraine Historical Society The Story of the Barmouth Moles 15 November 2022 November 2018 saw the untimely death of Robert Anderson, previous Chairman of Coleraine Historical Society. As a tribute to Robert, the November talk was thereafter designated The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk. Robert always had an interest in
18 October 2022 – The Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law – Speaker: Prof. Graham Walker
18 October 2022 The Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law Speaker: Professor Graham Walker This month’s talk on The Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law will be delivered by Emeritus Professor of Political History at Queen’s University Belfast. He has published extensively in the subject areas of British and Irish history and politics. He is the
20 September 2022 – “Hugh Barr -A Man Outstanding in His Field” – talk by Barrie Barr
20 September 2022 – “Hugh Barr – A Man Outstanding in His Field” Talk by Barrie Barr THREE times winner of the World Ploughing Championship 1955, 1956 and 1957 Barrie will give a talk on his father the three times world ploughing champion ploughman, whos’ record of three consecutive World Ploughing Championships has stood
Full TALKS Programme for Autumn / Winter 2022 – 23
CLICK LINK – CHS Talks Programme Autumn 2022 – Spring 2023
Tuesday 17 May 2022 – Places Names of the Barony of Coleraine – Dr Niall Comer
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
19 April 2022 – Reflections on the Bann – Speaker Derek Sinnamon
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
15 March 2022 – AGM followed by a talk on The Gaelic Harp, speaker Mark Doherty
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
18 January 2022 – History of Coleraine Football Club – Hunter McClelland
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
16 November 2021 – 3rd Robert Anderson Memorial Talk – “A Thorny Subject”
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
19 October 2021 – Photography and Folklore Talk – Kenneth Wood
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
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
15 June 2021 – The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation- Geoff Warke
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
18 May 2021 – The History of the NW 200 – Mervyn White
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.