Encouraging an awareness of the history and heritage of Clontarf and its environs...

The society was established in 1978 and is a member of the Federation of Local History Societies. The main objective of the society is the encouragement of an awareness of the history and heritage of Clontarf and its environs by researching and recording the history of the area and its people, and by promoting this through regular lectures, talks, discussions, and outings.

However, the society’s interests are not confined exclusively to matters of local interest, so our monthly lectures cover a wide range of topics, both local and national. Consequently, our meetings are of interest to all who have either a wide interest in historical topics or to those whose interest is purely local.

The society is anxious to record all matters of historical interest to Clontarf, so if anyone has documents, photographs, or other records that have a bearing on the area they are encouraged to make contact with the society. If the owners wish to retain the originals, especially photographs, the society would welcome an opportunity of scanning the material, saving it, and returning the originals without any undue delay, even within a few hours.

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Programme for period from September to December 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015 - "Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian Church - 125 Years in This Place"
Mon. 14th 8.15pm
(Robert Mills)

OCTOBER 2015 - Annual General Meeting followed by:
“Countess Markievicz, the Fianna Boys and the Belcamp Commune” (Legends and the reality of the commune set up by Countess Markievicz in 1909)
Mon. 12th 7.45pm (Please note earlier starting time for AGM)
(Pat Quigley)

NOVEMBER 2015 - "The Dolphin’s Barn Brickworks & its relevance to buildings in Clontarf"
Mon. 9th 8.15pm
(This Company existed from the late 1890s until 1944 producing yellow bricks and other building material)
(Cathy Scuffil)

DECEMBER 2015 - "Bricks, Tobacco and Whiskey - Three Portmarnock Families"
Mon. 14th 8.15pm
(Followed by Christmas Refreshments)
(Garry Ahern)

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 8.15 p.m. in the RESOURCE CENTRE, ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, CLONTARF ROAD from September to December.

Telephone Enquiries to: 8338711 - New Members & Vistors always welcome!
Annual Membership €20 - Individual Talks €5

The Clontarf Historical Society also act as the editor of historical content on the Clontarf.ie website, which is a resource for both residents of and visitors to Clontarf. Our events and articles are available to view at www.clontarf.ie and links to this content are also available below.

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Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 8.15pm from September to June in the Resource Centre, in the grounds of St.John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road

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