Historial Society

The Society was formed in 1995 and continues to be active in the community.  It was set up with the objective of researching the rich heritage of the Ballinamallard area, to record the information and make it available for future generations. To date it has a considerable collection of photographs, articles and newspaper cuttings relating to the area and its residents. It is always on the look out for more however and would be delighted if you can add to that collection.

It has on a number of occasions laid on an exhibition when most of this material put on display as well as a wealth of material from private collectors. In 2002 it was privileged to have the Queen and Prince Philip view their historical display in the Marquee during the Queen’s Jubilee tour to the village.

In 2005 it was responsible for the publication of  “Ballinamallard a place of importance” the local history of the area. Unfortunately it is feared that all copies of the book have now been sold out.

The Society holds its meetings on the last Thursday in the month over the winter period (September – April) when it invites speakers from a range of interests – local and further afield.  Take a few minutes to look at our photo album.

Calendar of Events for 2016 /2017

Thursday 29th September 2016 @ 8.30pm
Chris Wilson from Limavady talking on his memories of Ballinamallard and the eviction from Gortmesson Mill.

Thursday 27th October 2016 @ 7pm
A visit to the newly refurbished
Enniskillen County Museum.  Meet at 7pm at the Methodist Hall.

Thursday 24th November 2016 @ 8.30pm
George Deane - the local contractor who describes his rise from a digger operator to one of the provinces foremost contracting firms.

Thursday 26th January 2017 @ 8.30pm
Neil Elliott - the local mountaineer with a determination to get to the top of the world.

Thursday 23rd February 2017 @ 8.30pm
Dr John Graham - gives a talk on War Memorials with a local connection.

Thursday 30th March 2017 @ 8.30pm
Roger Edmondson - on the Americans during WW2 and his father as an American GI in Enniskillen.

Thursday 27th April 2017 @ 8.30pm
Trip to Hillsborough Castle and the Aviation Museum

Thursday 25th May 2017 (AGM) @ 8.30pm
​Planning of Programme for 2017/2018