Craigavon Historical Society normally hosts a lecture series meeting monthly from September through to April with one or more historically themed outings in May. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic we have had to suspend our activities until further notice. To view our 2019 / 2020 programme click on the button below:
We are a cross-community group formed in 1967 with the objective of preserving community history as land between Lurgan and Portadown was being cleared to develop the "New City" of Craigavon.
Our interests aren't confined to the central area but cover the former borough of Craigavon including the towns of Portadown and Lurgan and the villages and rural areas surrounding them, each with their own rich history.
Our logo shows a section through a cruck truss dwelling typical of houses once common in this area.
Craigavon Historical Society recently cooperated with David Weir of Craigavon Museum Services and the children of Hart Memorial School in Portadown to produce a film about Sir Robert Hart. Click on link to view the video.
We encourage research into local history and are particlarly proud of our biennial journal, Review which includes articles by our members and friends. We have also published a number of booklets including historical town trails of Lurgan and Portadown.
We organise outings to not only to local sites of historical interest but also further afield helping to set our local history in the context of developments throughout Ireland.
Review Vol. 11 No. 1, launched in April 2019, has 64 pages containing many articles on the history of Lurgan, Portadown and the surrounding areas including illustrations in full colour. Please note that the contents of recent Reviews (those published in the last 10 years) may not appear on the web site for some years after date of publication.
Reviews can be purchased from Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, JTR Jewellers, Castle Lane, Lurgan and Winnies Newsagent, Woodhouse Street, Portadown at £6 each. They may also be purchased by mail order for a small additional charge to cover postage costs.
To order Review(s), please forward a your name, address and a cheque made payable to Craigavon Historical Society (see rates below) to:
Mr John Trimble - Honorary Secretary, 103 Drumgor Park, Craigavon, BT65 4AH, Northern Ireland.
Price, including postage, is £7.50 to UK, £9.00 to Éire and £12.00 to USA and Canada.