Remembering Waringstown: tales and memories from life in Waringstown over the past 70 years.

Waringstown Community Development Association Local History Group invites you to remember and celebrate life in Waringstown at its next meeting on:

Wednesday 22 May 2013
7.30pm – 9pm
Planters Tavern (up-stairs)

Please bring your friends, your memories, any photographs or memorabilia.

Voluntary donation: £2 waged/£1 unwaged.

Tea and coffee available.


Don't forget! WCDA AGM will be held on Wednesday 14 May at 7.30pm in the Planter's Tavern. Please come along!

Quiz Winner

The recent WCDA Roadside Quiz was won by Mrs Edith Alexander of Waringstown.


The quiz topic was place names of Waringstown to celebrate the launch of WCDA's Local History Society. Pictured is Mrs Alexander (right) being presented with her prize by Stella Cunningham, WCDA Committee Member.

“Family and Place Names of Waringstown”

You are invited to the launch Waringstown Community Development Association's Local History Group.

The event will include a talk on the Family and Place Names of Waringstown followed by questions and discussion. Please come along on:

Wednesday 13 March
7.30pm – 9pm
in the Planters Tavern (up-stairs)

ALL WELCOME. Come along and bring a friend!

Suggested contribution £2 waged/£1 unwaged.

Family and Place Names of Waringstown Explored

'Family and Place Names of Waringstown' was the topic for the launch of Waringstown Community Development Association's (WCDA) Local History Group on 13 March in the Planters' Tavern.

About 30 people attended to hear Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Society describe the history of Waringstown from the 1600's to the 1900's through maps and documents. Gillian talked about the origins of townland names and revealed the family names recorded over the years in a range of documents. She also gave a lot of tips to those wanting to pursue their own research into their family names. Following the speaker, participants enthusiastically supported the proposal that the Group should meet regularly.
A spokesperson for WCDA speaking after the meeting said, "We are delighted to have had such a good turnout for the launch. It shows how keen the local community is to find out more about the place we live in. Future topics for the Group will be decided by members so anyone interested in the local history of Waringstown so come along to the next meeting and get involved.

The next meeting will take place on 22 May and a programme of activities will be agreed at that stage. Further details of the meeting planned for 22 May will be available shortly through this website.