Killyleagh Branch


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.

Annual Subscription

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

  • £20 for Single Membership
  • £32 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2018-19

  • Chairperson: Nigel Carse
  • Secretary: Ken Tait – Email :
  • Treasurer: Ian Lappin

Social Media

The Branch hosts a Facebook Page.

Programme 2018-19

Monday 7 January 2019
Plantation of Ulster
Mike McKeag

Monday 4 February 2019
Francis Hutcheson and Early Saintfield
Martin Todd

Monday 4 March 2019
The Weaver Poets
Laura Spence (to be confirmed)

Monday 1 April 2019
DNA Project Update and Introduction to the NIFHS Research Centre
Martin McDowell and Kathleen Morrison

May 2019
Summer Outing
(to be arranged)

Saturday 7 September 2018
Autumn Outing  – Schomberg House and Museum, Belfast
Meet in the Schomberg House entrance at 10.45am for 11am guided tour
(on street car parking available nearby)
If you want to join this Outing please email your details to

Monday 1 October 2018
Poems and Stories from the Somme
Helen Long

Monday 5 November 2018
1798 Rebellion
Dr David Hume

Monday 3 December 2018
Members’ Night: Library Service We Have – Ann Fee


The Branch has produced a book based on its research activities:

which is available to buy:

Book - The McIlrath Letters