what we do & who we are

Old Dublin Society

Members come from all walks of life and span wide age range but all share a love and interest in Dublin. Founded in 1934 to bring those interested in the history of Dublin and Dubliners together and to research, record and share that history

Meetings & Outings

Twice yearly series of talks at 6pm every 2nd Wednesday from Sept-Nov and Feb-May. Great opportunity to meet kindred spirits who share a love and interest of Dublin’s history. Summer outings to places of interest throughout Dublin City & County

Publications & Library

We publish 2 volumes of the Dublin Historical Record annually which is illustrated and contains the text of talks delivered by members and invited guests. DHR is fully indexed and can be purchased, viewed online and is available through JSTOR

The Old Dublin Society Meet in
Dublin City Library & Archive 138 -144 Pearse St Dublin 2

All talks begin at 6.00pm. Admission free – All Welcome

Dublin City Library and Archive

Dublin City Library and Archive

  • How to Get Here

    Public transport: Pearse Dart station Westland Row is 5 minutes walk from the Dublin City Library & Archive. Dublin Buses 1, 47, 56a and 77a pass the door. Cross city Bus routes are 8 minutes away at D'Olier Street and College Green. Dublin Bikes: Pearse St. (No. 32) Fenian St. (No. 63) Sandwith St. (No. 64)

  • Who are Members?

    Most members are amateur historians with a deep interest in Dublin and Dubliners. The Society is run by a Council elected annually by the members at our AGM in November.


Recent publications from the Old Dublin Society
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Dublin Historical Record Spring 2016 Vol .69

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Dublin Historical Record Spring 2015 Vol.68

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