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 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)

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