Killyleagh 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 Killyleagh 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 Killyleagh 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

Social Media

The Branch has a Facebook Page.



Book - The McIlrath LettersThe Branch has produced a book based on its research activities:

The McIlrath Letters

which is available to buy:


Currently Suspended
Killyleagh Branch usually meets on the first Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m. from October to May. The September meeting takes the form of an Outing.


Meetings are usually held in the Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF.

Programme 2019-20

Last year’s Branch Programme is included here to show the topics that were to be presented.  However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

The Branch is actively investigating the possible use of video meetings to give members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.

Monday 16 September 2019
Autumn Outing – A Walk around Saintfield
with a Guide from Saintfield Heritage Society
Meet at 7pm in The Square, Saintfield
followed by meal in The White Horse
(subject to interest, to be confirmed.)

Monday 7 October 2019
Ballymacarrett Graveyard
Charlotte Murtagh

Monday 4 November 2019
As True as I’m Standing Here
Dr Anne McVeigh

Monday 2 December 2019
Members’ Night: Member’s tales, artefacts etc.

Monday 6 January 2020
Granny’s Book – 300 Years in Inishowen
Ruth Patterson

Monday 3 February 2020
18th Century Sources for Family History Research
William Roulston

Monday 2 March 2020
Titanic Task – Tracing Crossgar’s Titanic Victim
Maureen McKinney

Events in April – June cancelled due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Monday 6 April 2020
Using Old Photographs in Your Family History
Alison Tait

Monday 4 May 2020
Annual General Meeting (Guest speaker TBA)

A Summer Outing will be arranged for May (TBA)