Abbey Historical Society

After lockdown I plan to join!

I found this out about the society …

The Abbey Historical Society is a member based organisation for anyone who is interested in the history of Northern Ireland. They have a range of activities to enhance the members understanding of past history and therefore a better understanding of events of today.

They visit different sites and historical buildings and important landmarks and seek to preserve building and history for further generations.

Local history is everywhere.

Local history is the study of how ordinary people lived, worked and raised families. It is the study of what used to be where and why a street was named in a particular way. It is the study of our roots and our ancestors. Most people are not descended from royalty, and without local history we would not know our story. The more we understand about our local history, the more we understand about ourselves.