Project ID: 1076

DescriptionHolywood is the only town in Ireland which still has a maypole and the Holywood History group researched the history of maypoles in the town, back to 1625.
TopicsSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AHolywood U3A
Year started2022
Source of referenceThird Age Matters, No.52, Summer 2022 p74
OutputThe research was part of an exhibition in the local library when the new maypole was installed and at the May Day Fair when it was combined with recruiting for the U3A.