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A Taste of Family History

As part of Randalstown Arches Community Festival, Randalstown Historical Society is offering family history taster sessions in Randalstown Library on Tuesday 20 June. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to provide some tips on how to get … Continue reading

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End of season

The Historical Society is coming to the end of what has been a very successful season, with talks on a wide variety of themes including Protestants and the Irish language, the Ballymena Music Festival, and migration in Irish history. Bishop … Continue reading

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The New Season’s Programme is Out!

Randalstown Historical Society opens its 2016-17 season on Thursday 1 September with a talk by Linda Ervine on “The Hidden History of Protestants and the Irish Language”. Linda is Irish Language Development Officer and Turas Project Leader with the East Belfast … Continue reading

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Our Outing to the Ulster Aviation Society and Brookhall Historical Farm

  Twenty-four members enjoyed an excellent day out on 21 May when we went by coach to the Lisburn area. Our first stop was at the Ulster Aviation Society’s Collection where we enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine before being … Continue reading

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Coming up next…

The theme for the next meeting of Randalstown Historical Society is Forebears Rediscovered – a Family History Night. Some of the committee members will be sharing information they have discovered on forgotten Randalstown families and members are also invited to … Continue reading

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Old Bleach – ‘Distinct by Design’

The February meeting of Randalstown Historical Society will take place on Thursday 4th at 8.00pm in Arches House. The speaker is Catherine O’Hara, a lecturer in design history at Ulster University who is currently researching the Old Bleach and how … Continue reading

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The new season approaches…

And the programme is now out. For our first meeting, on Thursday 3 September, Philip Magennis from Antrim and Newtownabbey Council will give a talk on the Massereene family of Antrim Castle. Come and join us in Arches Community Hall … Continue reading

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