Foyle Branch


Foyle Branch usually meets on the first available Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. from October to May.


Meetings are held in the Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

  • £25 for Single Membership
  • £35 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2018-19

  • Chairperson: Gerard Harvey
  • Secretary: Nuala McGee – Email:
  • Treasurer: Jim Condren

Programme 2018-19

Monday 14 January 2019 (2nd Monday)
“From Derry’s Wells to Water on Tap”
– the History of the Water Supply in Derry
Paul Strawbridge, Donegal County Council

Saturday 26 January 2019 1:00 pm
Visit to City Museum Store
Guide – Ronan McConnell, Council Education Officer

Monday 4 February 2019
“The Archaeology of Derry”
Ruairi O’Baoill, Archaeologist, Queen’s University Belfast

Monday 4 March 2019
“The People Would Take Tents”
Ronnie Kilgore, Author and Historian

Monday 1 April 2019
“Dunnalong Through the Ages”
Dr William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation

Monday 13 May 2019 (2nd Monday)
(Annual General Meeting)
Members’ Evening & Talk
Jim Condren, Member and History Lecturer

Monday 17 September 2018 (3rd Monday)
“An Evening with Ken McCormack”
Ken McCormack, Historian and Broadcaster

Monday 8 October 2018 (2nd Monday)  
“My Great-Migration Ancestors (1620-1640)”
Margie Bernard, Author and Genealogist

Monday 5 November 2018
“Two Derry Girls Schools 1848-1948”
Sean McMahon, Author, Historian and Lecturer

Saturday 17 November 2018
Family Finder DNA Course
Martin McDowell, NIFHS Education Officer
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Saturday 1 December 2018 – TO BE CONFIRMED
Family Finder DNA Course
Martin McDowell, NIFHS Education Officer

Monday 3 December 2018
Members’ Evening,
“Tracing the Crew of the Crashed B17 ‘The Melting Pot'”
Danny Keenan, Member and Diving Instructor