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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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