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Annual membership runs from January to December each year and is £14.00 for adults, £1.00 for Juniors and £5.00 for students, payable by cheque, Transfer or PayPal below. 

You can also set up Gift Membership.

Membership gives access to all field trips and lectures as well as the opportunity to talk to experts with experience in Archaeology, Zoology, Botany and Geology.

Currently there are around 150 members from all walks of life and from all over Northern Ireland and further afield.

Committee Members



Joan Semple

Vice President

Margaret Marshall


Tony Thomlinson

Hon. Secretary

Dr Liam McCaughey

Excursion Secretary

Patricia Rutherford

Hon. Archivist

Deirdre Byrne

Sectional Secretaries

Archaeological &


Claire Foley


Margaret Marshall


Ian Forsythe


Pamela Thomlinson

Dr Bernard Anderson

Mrs Pat Cameron

Joan Hall

Alastair McIlwain (Website)


And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. 

William Shakespeare


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North Mayo, Long Field Trip, June 2014

Fungi have no chlorophyll, they digest food outside their bodies and absorb the result through their cell walls which are made of chitin, not cellulose.

They have no roots, bark stems or leaves. In 1784 biologists created them as a third kingdom of organisms, where previously they had been classified as plants.


(Cantharellus cibarius)

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