Previous Visits & Outings
Spring Outing 2017
On 20 May 2017 the annual spring outing visited Killymoon Castle and Beaghmore Stone Circle in County Tyrone.
Ards Peninsula and World War I
A Heritage Lottery Fund grant enabled Bangor Historical Society to take a bus trip to visits places associated with events of World War i.
Down County Museum
The new gallery which opened recently contains the tenth century high cross which formerly stood in front of the Cathedral.
Spring Outing to the North West
There were stops at Ashbrook House, Dunmore House, Raphoe Cathedral and the Monreagh Ulster-Scots Centre.
On the CS Lewis Trail
The 2014 autumn outing took the form of an afternoon bus trip led by Sandy Smith to visit places in Belfast connected to CS Lewis.
Brownlow House, Dungannon and Mullaghbrack
Brownlow House in Lurgan, the Hill of the O’Neill & Ranfurly House in Dungannon and Mullaghbrack House near Markethill were the places visited on the 2014 spring outing.
Craigavon House in East Belfast was the home of Sir James Craig, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, before becoming the UVF Hospital in 1915.
The Belfast Barge
The Belfast barge, Confiance , is moored on the River Lagan near the Waterfront Hall. The barge is owned by the Lagan Legacy which focuses on the city's seagoing and industrial heritage.
Grand Houses of South Down and the Bann Valley
A tour visiting Dromantine House (near Newry), Tandragee, the Quaker Meeting House, Gilford Castle and xxxx church.
Beaulieu House near Drogheda is owned by the descendants of the Plunkett family that settled there in the twelfth century and built a castle.
Tour of Belfast City Hall
The autumn outing took the form of a guided tour of Belfast City Hall.
Prehen House, County Londonderry
Prehen House is a privately owned 18th century Irish Georgian house on the outskirts of the city of Londonderry.
Cootehill and Bellamont House
The town of Cootehill was built during the great Georgian era of urban development, and derives its name from the marriage of Thomas Coote, a colonel in the Cromwellian forces, and Frances Hill from Hillsborough, Co Down.
Castle Upton, Templepatrick
According to tradition a stone church (Teampull) associated with a visit from Saint Patrick was built in the village. In 1182 this ancient church became the property of the Knights of St John or Knights Hospitallers. They built a castle part of which is still incorporated in the modern Castle Upton.
The White House at Newtownabbey
In 2006 the White House at Newtownabbey featured in the BBC’s Restoration programme. It did not win, but interest in the project to restore the building was generated.
Sentry Hill, Glengormley, Newtownabbey
Sentry Hill is an early 19th century farmhouse on the hill above Glengormley and Corr's Corner in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim and was the home of William Fee McKinney - a prosperous farmer and meticulous collector of farming, church and other records and artefacts.
Rosemount is the home of Mr Bill Montgomery whose ancestor, Sir Roger de Montgomeri, came from Normandy to Britain with his cousin William the Conqueror in 1066.
- Holy Hill House, Leckpatrick, Strabane (2011)
- Parish Church of St George, High Street, Belfast (October 2010)
- Bagnals Castle, Newry (2009)
- Boyne Visitors Centre (2009)
- Benburb Priory
- Richhill Castle - a rare example of a 17th century dwelling house
- Historic Donaghadee - a walk with Harry Allen