Clothworkers’ Building

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.

Garvagh Museum Exhibition – 1603 -1714

Several members of the Society attended this new exhibition on Friday 31 May 2013 which was opened by the  Mayor of Coleraine. Garvagh was a private Plantation town established by the Canning family.

Project Plantation – 17th century changes in N.E. Ulster, 3 May 2013

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.

Presentation to outgoing Chairman 16 April 2013

Presentation to outgoing Chairman 16 April 2013At 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.

 

 

 

AGM/Dinner 19 March 2013

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 elected and the existing committee members were re-elected.

Presentation to Jim Cameron 2011

On his retirement as long serving Treasurer Mr Jim Cameron received a presentation from the Chairman Mrs. Jennifer Cunningham on behalf of the Society.

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Presentation to the Museum September 2011

Presentation to the Museum September 2011Members 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 Cameron, Jennifer Cunningham and Pamela Hutchinson

 

 

Dig at Dunluce Castle – 28th June 2011

Dig at Dunluce CastleDig at Dunluce CastleMembers of the society observed & helped with the archaeological dig by Dr Colin Breen.

Left: Jim Cameron, Julia Mullin & Chris Kirkpatrick with Dunluce Castle in the background

Right: The dig at Dunluce Castle

 

 

Outing to The Sperrins – 4th June 2011

Beaghmore Stone Circle near CookstownWellbrook Beetling Mill, CookstownThis 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 a drive through the hills to see the Beaghmore Stone Circles which date back to 5000 BC. An excellent meal was had in the Shepherd’s Rest before returning home.

25th Anniversary Dinner and AGM 2009

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The AGM and 25th Anniversary Dinner was held in the Lodge Hotel on  17 March 2009