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Bannow Maritime Heritage Project & The Little Sea Project

September & October 2021
The Litttle Sea Project
Bannow Maritime Heritage Project

Welcome to The Bannow Historical Society Website

Bannow Parish has a unique cultural heritage. We are very proud of that. This society wishes to honour that heritage.

Our community has always been an evolving one and its history has been continuously unfolding.

This website is an important asset in our commitment to recording and preserving all aspects of our history. We see it as being a platform through we can communicate with our members and, very importantly, with the wider community. We would hope that visitors to the site will find it entertaining and informative. Tom’s Blog is a fascinating insight into the evolving social economic and historical environment of the past 150 years.

The News and Events section will keep visitors abreast of all up-coming talks tours lectures and events (sadly a blank page just now) plus a record of all previous happenings. The Gallery section is a treasure trove of old images from various sources plus a photographic record of BHS social events. There is also a link to the wonderful Dúchas site and the Folklore Schools Collection.

Please encourage your friends to log on and surf.  We would welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

About Us
Bannow Maritime Heritage Weekend
Bannow Maritime Exhibition

Bannow Historical Society

We are very keen to attract new members to The Bannow Historical Society. We are a vibrant community. We are active on quite a number of fronts with a number of lectures, talks and walks every year. Our annual historical tour is always booked out. We work hard to preserve our physical heritage – Bannow Church, nearing completion, is an ongoing project, and we have a number of others in the pipeline. The Bannow 1169 Commemoration was a huge success. The  BHS Journal is highly respected…our fourth is due out shortly.

Most importantly we are a social group, interactive and involved.

We look forward to having you on board!

Denis Kenny.

To become a member of the Bannow Historical Society, simply click the button below and fill in your details.

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Alternatively you can download and print a membership form.

Download Membership Form

Annual subscription €10.

Attack On The Bay

Animation by 5th and 6th class Danescastle National School.

The project was facilitated by David Begley and assisted by Hanneke van Ryswyk. It was funded by Creative Ireland in association with The Arts Department, Wexford County Council. With thanks to Ms Kennedy, Principal, Ms Foley, 5th class teacher and Mr Wickham 6th class teacher.