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.

Event Information

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

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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

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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

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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.

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20 April 2021 – Homes for Heroes – Nigel Henderson

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

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19 January 2021 – Tom Fraser – The Creation Northern Ireland

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

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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

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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

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20 October 2020 – Andrew Kane – Old Coleraine Elections

  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

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