WCDA is beginning an ART CLUB starting on Tuesday 5th May 2015 in Café Rigmarole from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
It will continue each Tuesday night during May and June. The Art Tutors will be Dwyer McKerr and Christian Kearns who are being sponsored by Craigavon AIM Project. Anyone with an interest in art will be welcomed and no previous experience of art is necessary. Initially all art materials will be provided.
How to trace your ancestors is the topic of the next Waringstown Historical Society meeting which takes place on Tuesday 28 April at 7.30pm in the Village Inn, Waringstown.
Gillian Hunt, an experienced geneaologist, will be the speaker for the evening. Gillian will take the meeting through the process for researching into family background and will explain the main sources of information.
A Waringstown Historical Society spokesperson says, “The Society exists to promote awareness of the history of Waringstown and to encourage people to take an interest in stories of their own families and community. Meetings are open to everyone. So anyone interested in researching their ancestors is invited to come along and bring their friends. Entrance charge is £3.”
Please find below the findings of our recent Village Survey, in PDF format.
This report summarises the findings of the village assessment carried out in Waringstown by Waringstown Community Development Association in the Spring of 2011. The assessment was carried out in order to establish baseline information about Waringstown, what the quality of life in the village is like at present, and how it might be improved.
Although the assessment will inform the future direction, planning and work of the Association we are acutely aware that Waringstown’s rich history and resources do not ‘belong’ to any specific group within the village. Likewise, we all share responsibility for the future development of the village. We hope that by carrying out this assessment and by making the findings public Waringstown people will their recognise shared concerns and the potential for working together to make Waringstown an even better place to live.
Waringstown will begin Christmas festivities on Monday 15 December at 7.30pm by singing carols and celebrating the season beside the village Christmas tree.
The event has been organised by Waringstown Community Development Association (WCDA) in partnership with clergy from Waringstown Presbyterian Church, The Salvation Army and Holy Trinity Church of Ireland.
"Local people are invited to come along to enjoy the music and join in the carol singing," says a spokesperson for WCDA. "The village tree is located in the grounds of Waring House and we hope that this community carol singing will bring people together to celebrate the season. We would like to thank the Harnett family for hosting this event.
All are welcome and should gather at the gates of Waring House on Monday 15 December at 7.30pm.
Stella Cunningham and Neil Harrison of Waringstown Community Development Association (WCDA) recently met with David Simpson MP to discuss how life in Waringstown could be improved for local residents. Stella Cunningham, WCDA Chairperson, said after the meeting, "We were pleased to have an opportunity to meet with Mr Simpson and Cllr Carla Lockhart. We pointed out that although Waringstown is generally seen as an affluent area, there is a lack of community facilities and activities which can lead to social isolation, anti-social behaviour and other difficulties. However, we did not just focus on the downside, we also took the opportunity to ensure that local politicians are made aware of all the hard work being done by local people to make Waringstown a good place to live.
Dr John Dunlop was the speaker at Waringstown Historical Society's last meeting of 2014. Dr Dunlop and his wife Rosemary were the guests of the Society where Dr Dunlop addressed the meeting on 'What Legacy Do We Leave Our Children?'. Dr Dunlop challenged the audience to think about how we view and use history and the importance of building bridges with people who may have a different construction of history.