Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Holywood Old School

    Welcome to the Holywood Old School Preservation Trust web site. 

    The site has been recently updated and we hope you will find it interesting and useful.  Please use the contact information if you wish to enquire about booking the Old School for a function. 

  • Our facilities
    Our facilities

    The facilities in this refurbished building are excellent. The main hall can accomodate up to 80 people. A small meeting room is also available and we have a modern kitchen equipped with a wide range of appliances, crockery and cutlery.  From children and adult birthday parties to more formal receptions and meetings the Old School provides the Holywood community and beyond with a unique and charming venue.  Modern toilet facilities are provided including a disabled toilet and access for the disabled. 

  • Place a booking

    If you would like to make an inquiry about booking the Old School Holywood you can use the details below or use the form on the contact page.


Holywood Old School

The Old School was built in 1845 as the Parochial National School and continued in use as a school until 1878. Since then is has served as a parish hall and, from 1916, also as a scout hall, but by the beginning of this century, it had badly deteriorated.

Because it was a well-loved building and part of Holywood’s history, the Holywood Old School Preservation Trust was formed in April 2004 to restore the Old School and then to use it for the benefit of the community in Holywood. The Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

  The Holywood Old School is a unique venue and we would be happy to chat to you about booking for any event.  

News items

This is our new web site and we will be updating it on a regular basis with client information and forthcoming events .  If you would like more information please contact us we would love to hear from you.  Henry Muckle

 If you would like to sample any of our classes before booking a regular class then go to our'Clients' list for contact details of the relevant instructor or telephone the Old School at 02890425269 , email :- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact details for all classes can be found at our "Clients" listing

 The next North Down Craft Collective Craft Fair will be held in the Old School on Saturday 20th June from 10am to 4pm,other dates are:-    8 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, Dec tbc

  Rebekah Leeson will be holding two 'Jumping Clay' workshops for children in July ( 27th-31st from 2pm-4.30pm) and August (10th-14th from10am-12.30pm).  For further information contact Rebekah at 07919371505

 Ards and North Down Borough Council will be holding an Arts focused summer scheme for children from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August in the mornings. For information call Ards and North Down Borough Council and ask for the Arts Officer




Our Clients

The Holywood Old School is used regularly by a range of clients for a variety of activities.

Click to see a list of Clients and their contact details.

Image Gallery

We have a lovely collection of images that some of our clients have allowed us to show to give an idea of how the space can be used.  

go to Gallery

The Renovation

In 2008 Holywood Old School completed a massive renovation project  The building officially reopened on Tuesday 13th January 2009 and is used as a community facility and has proved to be a tremendous asset to the Holywood community .... The Renovation story 

Resource material

Files available to download;

PPT presentation as pdf (requires ADOBE)

Teacher Resource Pack as pdf  (requires ADOBE)

Time Line Teacher ppt (powerpoint file)

Contact Us

contact usIf you would like to book the old school for a function or classes please contact Henry Muckle on 02890 425269 contact details...

The Holywood Old School Preservation Trust


This fine amenity is now a centre for activity in the town.  The trustees wish to thank all those who helped in the restoration of this building and those who continue to use the facilities.