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MHS Second Charity Auction Saturday 13th May 2017

Maghera Historical Society would like to remind our members,  supporters, and the public that our Charity auction is taking place this Saturday the 13th of May 2017. Every Auction needs lots for sale and our auction is no different, so we would again like to invite you to leave any unwanted items into the Heritage and Cultural […]

MHS 1st Sponsored Walk

MHS are proud to announce our first annual Sponsored Walk on Saturday the 29th April 2017, beginning at the Heritage & Cultural centre and proceeding to Swatragh, 10 miles and back! Registration begins at the Heritage & Cultural Centre at 10.30am and the walk commences at 11am. Why not come along and have an enjoyable […]

Maghera Second Annual Agri-Show

Maghera second Annual Agri-Show and Country Fayre to be held at Mullagh Road, Maghera on Saturday the 5th August 2017.  There will be classes for Horses, Ponies, Sheep, Rare Breeds, Vintage Horticulture, Home produce, Photography, Arts & Crafts demonstrations and of course the usual stalls etc. This year’s prize fund stands at £6,000. We will […]

MHS Events for April 2017

Maghera Historical Society has a busy month this April beginning with the ‘History of Maghera’ talk on Wednesday 12th April when, as the name suggests, the history of Maghera will be laid in front of us by Joseph McCoy, followed by ‘The Price of a Loaf’ talk on 20th Of April when Denver Boyd will […]

Note on Maghera article Journal RSAI 1902

In a continuation on page 320 of the Journal of the Royal  NOTE ON MAGHERA. 1 In his interesting Paper on Maghera, Mr. Milligan derives its name from Machaire, “a plain,” and. Ratha, “a fort,” “Machaire-Ratha becoming Maghera.” With this derivation there is much reason to disagree. The true derivation is given by the Rev. […]

MHS Charity Auction 13th May 2017

Maghera Historical Society is again proud to announce that our Charity auction (which had been cancelled due to low number of auction lots being left in) has now been rescheduled for Saturday the 13th of May 2017. We would again like to invite you to leave into the Heritage and Cultural Centre any unwanted items to […]

Farming Night 23rd March 2017

  Maghera Historical Society proudly presents a Farming film night showing farming down through the years. We also dedicate the screening of this film to the memory of Tommie Doherty one of the main participants in and organiser of the films who sadly passed away on the 28th March 2016. So if you have an […]