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
Tai Chi classes are now available Thursday 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Contact Janet Wilson : 07703360385
Holywood History Club meet Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30pm . The new session of 12 classes begins in September , for information call Brian McDonald at 91815051 or 07791162279
A new class 'Hola Muchachos' began in March 2014. Lynn Ross teaches Spanish to small children accompanied by a parent. Call Lynn at 07720526221
Debbie Worsley began a new fitness class 'Fitsteps' in April 2014. Contact Debbie at 07846373823
Jenny Brennan continues to hold North Down Craft Collective craft fairs on the second Saturday each month up to June 2014
Rebeka Leeson will be hosting two 'Jumping Clay' summer morning workshops for children on Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 18th August to Friday 22nd August. For details contact Rebeka on 07919371505
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.
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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