FAQs

When does the WHS meet?
From September to April the WHS meets once a month,  usually on a Wednesday evening. Notice of meetings is displayed in local papers and circulated to members of WHS by means of a twice yearly newsletter. The current membership of the WHS stands at about 240.

Where do the WHS meet?
The WHS meet in St. Michael’s Centre, Green Street, Wexford.

When is the Journal of the WHS published ?
Currently the Journal of the WHS is published every two years. The most recent journal was published in September 2011.

Who contributes to the Journal?
Contributions are welcome from any person who has written an article. These are submitted to the Editor who ultimately decides on the content of the bi-annual publication. The current editor of Journal 22 is Ms. Celestine Murphy. c/0 Wexford Town Library, McCauley’s Car Park, Off Redmond Square, Wexford. The closing date for submission of articles for Edition 24 is April 2013.

How much does the Journal cost?
The latest Journal of the WHS costs €15 per copy to paid up members of the society. Appropiate P&P  will be charged,when this is required.

Where can one purchase the Journal of the WHS?
The Journal of the WHS is available locally at all good book shops.

For postal orders please email whsjournal@gmail.com
How much does it cost to become a member of the WHS?

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the activities of the Society and who wishes to learn more about the history and heritage of Wexford town and county. Members are notified by newsletter of our programme of events. Due to insurance restrictions, only members are allowed on outings organised by the Society.

Membership subscription:

  • Individual: €20.00
  • Family: €30.00
  • membership is renewable each January
  • Membership form, Please send a cheque with your name and address to,
  • Ms.Frances Furlong

What format do the meetings take?
The meetings usually take the form of a lecture, slide show or presentation.

Is there a social aspect to being a member of the WHS?
Both lectures and tours offer a combination of information and enjoyment, the onus is on each member to derive from the activities what they will. The WHS has an annual Christmas Lunch where “lighter historical” topics are discussed.

Do you you have to be an expert to become a member of the WHS?
Not at all. People of all levels of interest, expertise and qualifications are members of the WHS.