Larne Branch

During the Coronavirus Emergency

Renew or Join as a Branch Member online

Want to Renew?
The Renewal Forms for the new season are being sent out shortly. However, the Coronavirus Emergency restrictions and precautions mean that the monthly Branch Meetings where the forms and payments are usually handed in cannot take place.
So how can membership be renewed?

  • Do it Online. A new option this year.
    Fill in a form and then pay by debit/credit card via PayPal.
    Go to the Online Larne Branch Membership Form.
  • Post the “form and cheque” to the Branch Treasurer is an option.

Whichever option we look forward to you being with us this year.

Want to Join?
No need to worry about Renewal Forms.
Go to the Online Larne Branch Membership Form.

We look forward to you joining with us this year.

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

  • Chairperson: vacant
  • Secretary: Glenyss Glass  Email:
  • Treasurer: Davis Simms

Social Media

Larne Branch hosts a Closed Facebook Group.

Larne Branch Facebook Group


This could be a useful Group to join to further your family history research in the locality.


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

These books are usually 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


Currently Suspended
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.

Programme 2019-20

Last year’s Branch Programme is included here to show the topics that were to be presented during the year.  However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

The Branch is actively investigating the possible use of video meetings to give members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.

Monday 16 September 2019
A Call to Militancy?
Whitehead Suffragette Society

Monday 21 October 2019
The Belfast Famine (1845-1849)
Jenny Cumming – Newtownabbey NIFHS

Monday 18 November 2019
Larne Naval Base in the Great War
Guy Warner

Monday 16  December 2019
Christmas Night
Christmas through the Ages
Su Topping – Larne NIFHS

Monday 20 January 2020
An East Antrim Sketchbook
Adrian Steele

Monday 17 February 2020
From UVF to 36th (Ulster) Division
Carol Walker MBE, Director Somme Association

Monday 16 March 2020
Tales of Islandmagee Mariners
Hugh Burns – Larne NIFHS

Events in April – June cancelled
due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Monday 20 April 2020
The Waterloo Road
Angeline King

Monday 18 May 2020
Annual General Meeting
Ulster Scots Language & Poetry
Matthew Warwick – Ulster Scots Agency

Saturday 6 or 13 June 2020