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No. 5

Front Cover: Strangford ferry


  1. The Lecale Peninsula, County Down.....Ronald Buchanan
    • A sweeping survey of the area of Lecale, covering its geology, prehistoric occupation, early Christian and Norman periods, land settlements and ownership, population and landscape changes and recent efforts at conservation.
  2. When Downpatrick had its own MP.....Berkley Farr
    • Extracts from an 1831 Report on the Borough of Downpatrick, which returned one MP to Parliament from the Act of Union in 1800 until the 1844 Reform Act.
  3. Oakley Park, Ballydargan Part Two.....William Stranney
    • This second article deals with the personal recollections about the families that lived in the 'big house' and the people who worked for them.
  4. Oakley Park, Ballydargan Part Three.....William Stranney
    • Third and final part of the story of the 'big house' looks at the house itself through the eyes of those who lived in the locality.
  5. The World of St Patrick.....Réamonn Ó Muirí
    • St Patrick in the context of a fifth century Bishop.
  6. A Moment Frozen in Time - Strangford, Sunday 31 March 1901.....Colm Rooney
    • The inhabitants of three village streets on Census night over 106 years ago.
  7. Richard Rowley, Poet of Mourne.....Victor Price
    • Tells the story of a once-feted storyteller and poet now largely forgotten.
  8. Missing Friends.....Patrick Devlin
    • Over some 90 years, a Boston newspaper endeavours to put immigrants in touch with family members - the Lecale connection
  9. The Tate Family of Downpatrick and the Titanic Connection.....Maud Hamill
    • The story of a local family and its connection with the tragic liner.
  10. Quoile Floodgates.....Berkley Farr
    • History of the old floodgates, now removed.
  11. Fishing in Troubled Times.....Ivan F. Nelson
    • Boats and crews in Ardglass in the 1798.
  12. Book Notices.....Gordon Wheeler
    • Review of three historical publications connected with County Down.
  13. Recent Periodicals: selective contents lists.....Gordon Wheeler
    • [Inverbrena, No 11] Strangford. Memories from Inverbrena, 2006
    • Journal of the Upper Ards Historical Society, No 31, 2007
    • Saintfiels Heritage, 7, 2006 (Saintfield Heritage Society)
  14. Notes on contributors
    • Short notes on each of the contributors to the 2007 Review
  15. Review of the year, 2006/7.....Berkley Farr
    • Some of the main activities of the Society over the past year.
  16. Lecale Historical Society.....
    • Information about the origins and purpose of the Society and about membership costs and benefits.
  17. Lecale Review
    • Request for articles, photographs etc for inclusion in the journal
  18. Lecale Historical Society: Members at 31 March 2007.....
    • A list of all of the Society members at the end of the membership year.

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Updated: 20 November 2007