Killyleagh Branch

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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:


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.


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

Programme 2020-21

The Branch is using Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join Branch Zoom meetings.

If you would like to participate in a Zoom meeting please contact our Branch Secretary, Ken Tait, via email to, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

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

Monday 4 January 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
The Railways of Downpatrick and the People who worked them
Morgan Young

Thursday 21 January 2021
Virtual Meeting on Zoom  (Open at 7.30 for 8.00 start)
CS Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
(A follow-up to the November meeting)
Laura Spence

Monday 1 February 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Stories Left Behind
Chris Scott

Monday 1 March 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Denis Burkitt, Surgeon – His Life’s Work in your Bowels
Dr Hubert Curran

Monday 5 April 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
The Rechabites
Jack McKee

Monday 3 May 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Annual General Meeting
VJ75 and My Dad
Alison Tait

Monday 5 October 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
The McIlrath Letters Revisited
Alison Tait

Thursday 5 November 2020 – Note Date to suit Speaker & Zoom
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
CS Lewis, Life and Times in East Belfast
Laura Spence

Monday 7 December 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Members’ Night

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