Ballymena Branch

During the Coronavirus Emergency

Renew or Join as a Branch Member online

Want to Renew?
The Renewal Forms for the new season are being sent out shortly. However, the Coronavirus Emergency restrictions and precautions mean that the monthly Branch Meetings where the forms and payments are usually handed in cannot take place.
So how can membership be renewed?

  • Do it Online. A new option this year.
    Fill in a form and then pay by debit/credit card via PayPal.
    Go to the Online Ballymena Branch Membership Form.
  • Post the “form and cheque” to the Branch Treasurer is an option.

Whichever option we look forward to you being with us this year.

Want to Join?
No need to worry about Renewal Forms.
Go to the Online Balllymena Branch Membership Form.

We look forward to you joining with us this year.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2020-21

  • Chairperson: Brian O’Hara
  • Secretary: Rosemary Boreland – Email:
  • Treasurer: Alan Rosborough

Social Media

Ballymena Branch has a Facebook Closed Group.


Ballymena Branch usually meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. from September to May.


Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue.
All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice.

Meetings are held in Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ.

Programme 2020-21

The Branch has arranged to use Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Please contact our Branch Treasurer and Zoom Co-ordinator, Alan Rosborough, via email to if you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings

Help will be available for members who have not previously used Zoom.


Thursday 24 September 2020
Registration and Welcome to NIFHS – Brian O’Hara
An Introduction to Zoom 
Alan Rosborough

Thursday 29 October 2020
A Virtual Tour of the Major Archives
Natalie Bodle

Thursday 26 November 2020
The United Irishmen – Execution, Escape, Exile and Beyond
Dr Ian Hart

Thursday  xx December 2020
(to be arranged)

Thursday 28 January 2021
(to be arranged)

Thursday 25 February 2021
(to be arranged)

Thursday 25 March 2021
(to be arranged)

Thursday 29 April 2021
(to be arranged)

Thursday 27 May 2021
Annual General Meeting