Traditional Music Evening

Maghera Heritage and Cultural Centre hosted a relaxed evening of traditional music and song last night – Saturday 29th October. Mick McElkenny, Phillip Hutchinson and Laurence Moran brought back memories of earlier years of neighbourly get-togethers among friends.   Alice McMurray joined the trio for a few nostalgic songs and we must thank everyone involved…

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MHS Heritage & Cultural Centre Publishers

PUBLISHING Maghera Historical Society and Heritage & Cultural Centre have published two books so far and two issues of their bi-annual magazine ‘Maghera Times’, with the third issue due out in November. We welcome any suggestions or submissions for future publications. If you are an author, poet or historian with interesting stories or information relating…

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Ancient Irish DNA. Where do we all come from? A talk by Professor Dan Bradley TCD

It was standing room only at Maghera Heritage and Cultural Centre on Thursday night, 27th October, when locally-born Professor Dan Bradley returned to his roots to deliver a fascinating lecture on ancient Irish DNA. Professor Bradley has led a team, at Trinity College Dublin, which  sequenced the first ancient genomes from Ireland shedding new light on the genesis…

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Civil Parish Of Maghera Field Name Recording Project

CIVIL PARISH OF MAGHERA FIELD NAME RECORDING PROJECT This heritage and community initiative has evolved as part of our initiative Maghera Roots. As part of that project we have identified six farmers from the Maghera area, all of whom are willing to participate in sharing with us their stories of how they remember the farming…

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