Established in 1994, the Ashbourne Historical Society is a voluntary group of individuals who are interested the history of Ashbourne and its environs.

Members meet, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30pm in the upstairs room at Kelly’s, on the old Main Street. Meetings are held every month, except January, June, July and August.

Guest speakers are engaged twice per year to speak on a variety of topics of historical interest. On April 16, 2008 the Society was addressed by Zoltin Zinn Collis, a survivor of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, a very interesting talk.

Day-long field trips are organised periodically to places of interest throughout Ireland.

Our meetings are informal, convivial and loosely-structured. You don’t need a Ph.D. to join, but we won’t bar you if you do. New members are always welcome – come along and participate in whatever manner suits you.

Members of the society at Beaulieu House

Members of the society at Beaulieu House, Drogheda (June 2010)

Ashbourne Historical Society gratefully acknowledge all those whose generosity in sharing their love and knowledge of local history made this website possible.


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