Irish Society for Archives

We exist to promote the place of archives in Irish society


Our Autumn newsletter is now available to members. Articles include a tribute to Dr. Brian Trainor, the project to digitise acetate discs by the RTÉ Sound Archives, using GIS mapping with 1911 census returns, the Irish Jesuit archives and the Dublin City Hall lecture series.

This year’s journal will consist of the proceedings of the seminar held in February to commemorate 90 years of the Gate Theatre, it will be launched on Thursday 6th December at City Hall, Dublin – further details to follow.

The 2018 Spring edition of our newsletter is now available to view here.  This edition includes articles on the Ballybit Vessel in Carlow, Jim Herlihy’s new book on the Irish Revenue Police, the Erasmus Smith Schools Archive, the ISA Gate Theatre Seminar and ‘The Archivist and the Historian’ symposium.

The most recent edition of our journal, Irish Archives 2018, dedicated to the 90 year history of ESB was launched in November 2017. Copies are free to our members and can be purchased individually from our editors.

Journal launch




Irish Valuation Records – a public lecture by Frances McGee

Please join us for a lecture by Frances McGee on the archives of the Valuation Office on Tuesday November 6th. This lecture will highlight the research undertaken by Frances for her new book on the Valuation Office archives, 1830-1865.


Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 6.30 p.m

Dublin City Library & Archive

138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

All welcome

Admission free; no booking required

Lecture preceded by wine reception at 6 p.m





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