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 2019 to 31st August 2020

  • £23 for Single Membership
  • £35 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2019-20

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

Programme 2019-20

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 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)

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.)
Contact Branch Secretary for more details

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.

Social Media

The Branch has a Facebook Page.



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

which is available to buy:


Book - The McIlrath Letters