Larne Branch


Larne Branch usually meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are usually held in Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ.

Annual Subscription

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

  • £22 for Single Membership
  • £30 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2018-19

  • Chairperson: Bill Longmore
  • Secretary: Glenyss Glass  Email:
  • Treasurer: Dorothy Kane

Social Media

Larne Branch hosts a Closed Facebook Group.
This may be a useful Group to join for furthering your family history research in the locality.

Programme 2018-19

Monday 21 January 2019
Education Records
Valerie Adams, Presbyterian Historical Society

Monday 18 February 2019
DNA Workshop
Martin McDowell, Education Officer NIFHS

Monday 18 March 2019
NIFHS Research Centre C4 and Its Resources
Kathleen Morrison, Newtownabbey NIFHS

Monday 15 April 2019
Women of the Somme
Carol Walker, Somme Association

Monday 21 May 2019
(Annual General Meeting)
Court Records at PRONI
Wesley Geddis, PRONI

Saturday 8 June 2019
Day Trip
(to be arranged)


Monday 17 September 2018
All at Sea: PRONI Maritime Records
Stephen Scarth, PRONI

Monday 15 October 2018
Diary of a WW1 Nurse
Jenny Cumming, Newtownabbey NIFHS

Monday 19 November 2018
Irish Internal Migration 1600-2018, a Neglected Aspect
Patrick Fitzpatrick, Ulster American Folk Park

Monday 3  December 2018 (1st Monday)
Christmas Night – Health and Wellbeing in the 1850s
Hugh Burns, Larne NIFHS


Larne Branch has produced two publications based on its research activities:

These books are available to buy:

  • Locally in Larne at The Book Nook.
  • Online through the Shop.


Book - Resting in Larnes Green LandOn Tranquil Land or Stormy Sea