Function of the SocietyThe primary aim of the Society is to promote all aspects of history and heritage as they relate to the Island of Ireland, and where relevant, to the Howth Peninsula. In pursuit of this, the Society will aim to preserve all key historical, cultural and environmental features of the Howth Peninsula and will contribute to the local community by promoting educational, tourism, and recreational initiatives and developments, which are underpinned by our unique natural and cultural heritage.
Monthly Lectures of the SocietyBy seeking to enquire and to explore into relevant areas of heritage and history, the Society runs a monthly lecture series excluding the summer months of July and August, and the Christmas month of December. The meetings are held normally on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Sea-Angling Centre on the West Pier, Howth.
A list of upcoming lectures, including date and venue, is maintained to the right on this page; click on each poster link to view an enlarged version. The type and variety of lectures may be gleaned from the sample of past lecture posters which can be seen on the right of the page by scrolling down. A full list of past lectures and events we have arranged may be viewed on our Archives Page.
Local Community Activities of the SocietyIn addition to running the monthly lectures series, the society concerns itself with:
- Mounting exhibitions of local heritage interest.
- Building an archive of newspaper articles on matters relating to the Howth Peninsula.
- Taking an active interest in local planning and environmental matters.
- Where required, campaigning on any developments which could undermine our unique natural and cultural heritage.