Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society began with an informal community meeting in our local library, on 23rd August 2017. We were delighted with the excellent turnout of over twenty people who were excited to start a conversation about the rich heritage of our local landscape.

We are still in our salad days, and you are welcome to get involved in whatever way suits you. We held four brilliant talks during September, October, November, and December 2017. We have a series of monthly talks lined up for 2018, which we will advertise on this website and on our Facebook page (click here to follow us!). In 2017 these talks were held in Killaloe Library, however we have outgrown that venue with attendances in excess of 50 people, and are moving to a new venue in 2018. This new venue is Wood and Bell Café on Main Street, Killaloe; we would like to thank management and owners for donating the use of this beautiful historic space free of charge.

If you would like to get more involved with the behind the scenes of the society, please email us at killaloeballinalhs@gmail.com, and we’ll let you know when the next committee meeting is. This is just where we have a coffee and a chat about future projects and plans. Don’t be shy!

The 2018-2019 committee is as follows:

Chairperson: Rose Anne White
Secretary: Arlene White (no relation!)
Treasurer: Graham Lightfoot
Research Officer: Deborah Dudgeon
Committee Member: Mary Goss
Committee Member: Jessica Brown
Committee Member: Dave Lefroy
Committee Member: Elaine Dinan