The Executive Committee is pleased to welcome Loup & District Historical Society into the Federation. We hope they will find membership useful and enjoyable.
A group of people researching the history of an area known as the Loup, which stretches from near Magherafelt to the shores of Lough Neagh, recently discovered rare documents disclosing information about an ancient burial ground in rural Co Derry. The group formed the Loup and District Historical Society with the aim of recording and detailing the area’s local history. Within a year of being established, they launched their first book, Around the Loop. It was launched on 23 November 2019 with an exhibition of historical items related to the book.
Copies and original documentation and historical artefacts were display, including a six-foot crocodile which had been stuffed and brought home from overseas missions and a 100-year-old altar box used in the West Indies for saying Mass. There was also a WWII gas mask and rare books utilised in the research of Around the Loup and a full list of Penal Laws.
You can learn more on the Society’s website at https://louphistory.com/