History Groups and Societies

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Balbriggan and District Historical Society

Kilian Harford, Hon Secretary

www.balbrigganhistory.com and Facebook page BalbrigganHistoricalSociety


Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society

The Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society was founded in Pembroke Library in 2006 with the aim of promoting an interest in local history in the area. To this end the Society arranges lectures, exhibitions and walking tours. They also publish an Annual Record that details talks and events that went on during the previous year.

Lecture meetings are currently held in Pembroke Library, once a month, at 1.00 pm (on Wednesdays). Details of complete programme are on the Society’s website. Programmes and membership application forms are also available from Pembroke Library. For further information contact, pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie or phone 01-6689575.

Blackrock Society

Paul Quinn, Secretary

Cabra History & Folklore Group

The Cabra History and Folklore Group is a group of local people who meet regularly, who have an interest in all aspects of history and in particular the social history of the greater Cabra area. The aim of the group is to provide a platform for local people where they can explore all aspects of history in a friendly, non-judgemental and fun environment. The Group will compile and record information, recollections and memories of the past with a view to building a personal and community memory bank of the greater Cabra area. Through the medium of photography, computerisation and electronic communication the group plan on storing all aspects of information related to the greater Cabra area for future generation to come.

Cabra Historical Society


Coolock, Artane and District Historical Society

The Coolock, Artane & District Historical Society was founded in December 2017 for people interested in the history of the area. We’re hoping to hold talks, start an oral history project and collect old photos of Coolock and Artane. We’re still finding our feet so would love to hear from people that might like to get involved or have ideas for different projects!
coolockhistory.com/cadhs | www.facebook.com/coolockartane | twitter.com/CoolockArtane.

Dalkey Historical Group

The Dalkey Historical Group meets upstairs in the Dalkey library on the last Tuesday of every month at 6.30 pm from September to June.

During the summer months the Group holds local historical walking tours and also give group tours to ten or more.

Email: dalkeykillineyhistorical@gmail.com

Donabate and Portrane Historical Society

Peadar Bates, Secretary
Rahillion, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Tel. 01 8436091

Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society

Hon. Secretary: Anna Scudds
7 Northumberland Park, Dun Laoghaire. Co. Dublin
Tel. 01 280 6213

Enniskerry Historical Society

John Callan, President
Rosevill, Killegar, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Tel. 01 2867853

Finglas Historical Society

Finglas Historical Society meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Meeting Room, Brookville Court (opposite old Garda station on North Road)
New members and visitors always welcome.

Foxrock Local History Club

Dorothy Donnelly, Hon. Secretary
Harwood, Torquay Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Tel. 01 2896210
dorothydonnelly@eircom.net |

Garristown Historical Society

Eileen Neylon, Hon. Secretary
Tobergregan, Garristown, Fingal, Co. Dublin
Tel. 01 8354019

Irish Family History Society

13 St Assam's Drive, Raheny, Dublin 5
ifhs@eircom.net |
April, October and November meetings are held in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Irish Genealogical Research Society

12 Crannagh Road
Dublin 14.
The IGRS holds its AGM & Lecture in April and its Open Day (4 lectures, Q&A, raffle and family history chat) in May at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St, Dublin 2.

Kilmacanogue History Society

Bartholomew Masterson, Correspondence Secretary,
Pembroke Lodge, Dargle Lane, Bray, Co. Wicklow
masterson06@eircom.net |

Kilmacud and Stillorgan Local History Society

Lyn Lynch, Acting Secretary,
70 St Aidan's Drive
Dublin 14

stillorganlocalhistory@gmail.com |

Leixlip History Club

John Colgan, Chairperson
Tel & Fax 01 6244631

Leixlip History Club



Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland

Nigel Monaghan, Secretary
c/o Natural History Museum, Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Mount Merrion Historical Society

Tom Ryan, Hon. Secretary
60 Redesdale Road, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin
Tel: 087 2627111

Old Bray Society

James Scannell, Public Relations Officer
Wren's Rest, 19 Hazelwood, Shankhill, Dublin 18
Tel. 01 2823135 (after 8pm)

Old Dublin Society

The Old Dublin Society talks are held on on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6pm in Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Previous topics have included The Augustinians in Dublin and The Dublin Bay Lifeboat Disaster of 1895. The spring series is generally held in February/March/April; autumn series in September/October/November. All are welcome and admission is free.  We publish twice yearly an account of most talks in the Dublin Historical Record.

Raheny Heritage Society

rahenyheritage@gmail.com |

Rathcoole History Society

Liam McDermott
Rathcoole History Society
Saggart National School
County Dublin

Rathfarnham Historical Society

Vera Bannigan, Secretary
1 Aranleigh Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Tel. 01 4931840

Rathmichael Historical Society

Richard Ryan, Hon. Treasurer
6 Hillcourt Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
Rathmichael Historical Society

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association (RDF)

The RDF exists to promote a wider awareness of the forgotten Irish men and women who served, fought and died in the Great War 1914-1918. Lectures are held in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
The RDF can be contacted at rdfa@eircom.net.

Saggart Heritage Group

Liam Roche
Castle Road
County Dublin

Shinrone Heritage Society


Skerries Historical Society

Brendan Grimes, Honorary Secretary
Monthly meetings in Keane's Bus Bar, Skerries on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
honsec@oldskerries.ie |

Swords Historical Society

Carnegie Library, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin
Tel. 01 8400080
swordsheritage@eircom.net  | swordsmuseum@gmail.com

If your society/association is not listed above, or if details need to be amended, please e-mail dublinstudies@dublincity.ie. or forward to;
Dublin and Irish Local Studies, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.