Federation Events

This page gives details of events organised by the Federation for its members. If anyone requires more information on any event listed here they should contact the PRO Officer Larry Breen at e-mail

Spring Seminar:  March 2012

The Spring Seminar will be held in Drogheda and will be hosted by the Old Drogheda Society. This year the seminar will be on the theme of “Oral History” and what can be done to help promote  and preserve this unique and important aspect of our historical past. There will be a number of distinguished speakers and it is hoped to bring together people interested or involved in the collection, use and preservation of oral history.
Click here to view Spring Seminar Flyer

 Visit to York – UK.  April 23rd. – 27th. 2012

THe Federation of Local History Societies and the Federation for Ulster Local Studies will join together to visit York city and its hinterland. A very interesting programme has been organised which will include the historic city of York together with visits to North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby on the coast, Castle Howard, the Victorian village of Saltaire and the Bronte country.

This visit will be limited to a max of 52 people, 26 from each Federation.
Click here to view York Visit Brochure

Federation A.G.M.   Westport, Co. Mayo.  May 25th. – 27th. 2012

The A.G.M. will be held in Westport and will be hosted by the Westport Historical Society. It will be a weekend event starting on Friday evening and continuing over Saturday and Sunday morning. The package will include two nights B&B and two evening meals. There will be an after dinner talk on Friday evening, the A.G.M. and a historical tour of the town on the Saturday and there will be an organised trip to Ballintubber Abbey on the Sunday. Similar to last year the event will be open to anyone wishing to come for the day on Saturday.

Titanic Visit to Belfast.  Saturday 7th. July 2012

To mark the one hundred years since the sinking of the titanic both the Federations will share a visit to the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra and to the new Titanic Centre in Belfast. There will also be an opportunity to have lunch in the beautiful City Hall
Click here to view Titanic Flyer

U.K. Visit – Devon/Cornwall. Sunday 12th April to Thursday 16th April 2015

We plan to visit Devon and Cornwall in the beautiful South -West of England. The journey will start at Dublin, ferry Rosslare to Fishguard return, coach for five days, four nights B&B and four evening meals in the New Continental Spa Hotel Hotel in Plymouth. Full programme and details to follow but we would be looking at possible visits to Exeter, Dartmoor, Padstow, Penzance, St. Ives, St. Michael’s Mount, Lanhydrock House and more. Full details to follow.

A.G.M Kinsale Co. Cork. Friday 8th May – Sunday 10th May 2015

The 2015 A.G.M. will be held in the beautiful and picturesque town of Kinsale in County Cork. It will be hosted by the Kinsale Historical Society Society and will be an opportunity to share in the local commemoration events on the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. We will stay in the Trident Hotel in Kinsale and the weekend package will  include two nights B&B, two evening meals, A.G.M., lectures and historical tours. Full details to follow.