About Us

Executive Officers  Executive Committee  Federation Member Organisations

Membership of the Federation is open to all Local History Societies, Archaeological Societies, Family or Genealogical Societies and Local Museums. Similar organisations can link with the Federation through Associate Membership.  The Federation also welcomes membership from individuals who have an interest in Local History.

How the Federation operates:
The Federation has a voluntary secretariat by which societies can help one another and combine to achieve results which could not be achieved by individual effort. The Annual General Meeting and Seminars, lectures and workshops provide an exciting exchange of ideas from all over the country.

The Federation’s Journal, the Local History Review, is published annually and its content reflects the widespread and growing interest in local history, which highlights the need for such an organisation as the Federation.

When you join your local history society you are joining a lively group of enthusiastic people who share a common interest in local history, archaeology, and folklore. You do no need to have any particular qualification or high degree of knowledge of the subjects outlined , but as a member, you will learn much about your heritage in a most enjoyable way.

Executive Committee & Officers


Society Members of the Federation

If there is a correction / addition to be made to the following list please advise
Larry Breen, 8 The Paddocks, Naas, Co Kildare,
Tel: (045) 897445 / 087 984 1551

E-mail; larrybreen8@outlook.com


This list represents the latest updated version of membership, showing all groups/societies, associates and individuals who are currently registered as paid up members of the federation. Additions will be made to the list on an ongoing basis as further registrations are recieved.

Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society deirdrenicearnaigh@gmail.com
Tullowphelin Historical Society john.keogh@itcarlow.ie
Co. Clare:
Clare Archaeological & Historical Society emgreene@eircom.net
North Clare Historical Society molkilshanny@eircom.net
Klirush & District Historical Society clancysballynote@eircom.net
Co. Cork
Ballincollig Heritage Association jenny.webb@iol.ie
Ballygarvan & District Local History Society thomasfryan@ireland.com
Beara Historical Society Fachtna O’Donovan
Blackpool Historical Society noirin2@gmail.com
Blarney & District Historical Society bolstershalom@yahoo.ie
Canovee Historical Society Nora O’leary
Cloyne Literary & Historical Society edu-eng@hotmail.com
Coachford Historical Society ajhgreene@gmail.com
Dunmanway Historical Society normawilson31@gmail.com
Glanmire Heritage Society glanmireheritagesociety@gmail.com
Great Island Historical Society (Cobh) johnhennessy@campus.ie
Kilmeen &Castleventry Historical Society dolearywestcork@hotmail.com
Kinsale Historical Society dermotryannews@gmail.com
Kinsale Heritage.com dermotryankinsale@gmail.com
Mallow Field Club michaelreidy1@gmail.com
Mallow History, Heritage & Tourism Group stephaniehartnett@eircom.net
Skibbereen & District Historical Society ericthreapleton@hotmail.com
Whitegate-Aghada Historical Society joan.rockley@gmail.com
Cork South Parish Historical Society rherlihy@eircom.net
Carrigtwohill & District Historical Society olliesheehan@eircom.net
Mallow Development Partnership Heritage Group t.sheehan@hotmail.com
Ibane Local Studies Society ibanelocalstudiessociety@gmail.com
Youghal Celebrates History ytta@eircom.net
Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Dublin and County
Ballsbridge, Donneybrook & Sandymount Historical Society gailwolfe@eircom.net
Clondalkin History Society joewclonhist@hotmail.com
Clontarf Historical Society clontarfhistorical@gmail.com
Dun Laoghaire Burrough Historical Society annascudds@eircom.net
Foxrock History Club padraiglaffan@gmail.com
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society stillorganlocalhistory@gmail.com
Knocklyon History Society
Howth Penisula Heritage Society seannessaobrien@gmail.com
Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society Margaret McCann Moore
Mills & Millars of Ireland stephbourke@eircom.net
Mount Merrion Historical Society mountmerrionhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Raheny Heritage Society bjwray@eircom.net
Rathfarnham Historical Society gregoryoconnor54@gm.com
Rathmichael Historical Society rmjryan@gmail.com
Irish Genealogical Research Society erowland@eircom.net
Old Dublin Society farrellbee@gmail.com
Rathcoole Heritage Society bronauiloing@gmail.com
Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland info@ihai.ie
Irish Family History Society ifhs@eircom.net
Irish Labour History Society info@irishlabourhistorysociety.com
Blanchardstown Castleknock History Society oidhreacht.info@gmail.com
Co. Galway
Fohenagh & District Historical Society frankgavin@eircom.net
Galway Archaeological & Historical Society jordan.eugene@gmail.com
Old Galway Society lizmartin@eircom.net
Western Archaeology & Historical Society mwren2015@gmail.com
Williamstown Heritage Society patpatterson2012@gmail.com
Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society renamcallen@eircom.net
South-East Galway Arch. & Hist. Society sakdolan@hotmail.com
Co. Kerry
Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society info@kerryhistory.ie
Castleisland & District Culture & Heritage Society maggieprendiville@castleislandcultureandheritage.com
Co. Kildare
Ballymore Eustace History Society magpearse63@eircom.net
Clane Local History Group unaheffernan@eircom.net
County Kildare Archaeological Society secretary@kildarearchsoc.ie
Kill Local History Group brienfrancis.mccabe@gmail.com
Maynooth Local History Group ritaedwards@eircom.net
Monasterevin Historical Society monhistsoc@eircom.net
St. Mochua History Group Timahoe darcy@gaelic.ie
Naas Local History Group rmccabe3@eircom.net
Rathcoffey Historical Society maireadccbyrne@gmail.com
Athy Museum Society eithnewall@hotmail.com
Cill Dara Historical Society nurkilcep@eircom.net
Celbridge Historical Society celbridgelocalhistory@gmail.com
Trees Rotterveel treesrotteveel@gmail.com
Newbridge Local History Group bobnugent.nblhg@gmail.com
Co. Kilkenny
Duchas Tullaherin Heritage Society joanhealy64@hotmail.com
Fassadinin History Society oneillskehana@eircom.net
Historical tours of Kilkenny tynantours@eircom.net
Kilkenny Archaeological Society secretarykas@gmail.com
South Kilkenny Historical Society edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk
Conahy Heritage society eileengunner@gmail.com
Graiguenamanagh Historical Society daithifloinn@gmail.com
Co. Laois
Laois Heritage Society rgm@oceanfree.net
Co. Leitrim
Carrick on Shannon & District Historical Society cos.localhistorycentre@gmail.com
Co. Limerick
Glin Historical Society rosemarydalyie@gmail.com
Knockfierna Heritage Society odonovanassociates@eircom.net
Lough Gur Historical Society kate@loughgur.com
Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society marykenehan@gmail.com
Irish Palatine Association lornashier@gmail.com
Mungret Heritage Society mungretheritage@gmail.com
Castleconnell Historical Society castleconnellhistory@gmail.com
Dun Bleisce Historical & Literary Society donal.anderson@live.ie
Co. Longford
Longford Historical Society josodonnell@gmail.com
Co. Louth
Co Louth Archaeological & Historical Society secretaryclahs@gmail.com
Old Dundalk Society michaeljgaynor@hotmail.com
Old Drogheda Society bett.quinn@gmail.com
Annagassan & District Historical Society ltorris@esatclear.ie
Dunleer & District Historical Society secretary@midlouthhistory.com
Dundalk Railway Heritage Society ourfeller@yahoo.com
An Lu Cuimhni Society louthmemoriessociety@gmail.com
Co. Mayo
Westport Historical Society westportheritage@eircom.net
Terry/Mary Reilly terryreilly@eircom.net
Mayo North Heritage & Research Centre pjlynn@eircom.net
Ballinrobe Arch. & Historical Society ballinrobehistorysite@gmail.com
North Mayo-West Sligo Heritage Group ptuffy@eircom.net
Achill Historical & Archaeological Society lineensachill@hotmail.com
Co. Meath
Ashbourne Historical Society kavojk@eircom.net
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society oliverwardheritage@gmail.com
Navan & District Historical Society ecwindtown@gmail.com
Rathfeigh Historical Society nicola.dowling@gmail.com
St Ultan’s Bohermeen Historical Society stephenball196@gmail.com
Slane History & Archaeological Society sheilacrehan@eircom.net
Co. Offaly
Birr Historical Society jimmymaryshortt@eircom.net
Offaly Heritage Centre Ltd. info@offalyhistory.com
Co. Roscommon
County Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society
Tisrara Heritage Society Rev. Francis M Beirne
Co. Sligo
Ballymote Heritage Group jcolemanballymote@gmail.com
Sligo Field Club jjpforan@gmail.com
Co. Tipperary
Clonmel Historical Society mick86@unison.ie
Fehard Historical Society mphanrahan@hotmail.com
Tipperary Clans John Bradshaw
Boherlahan- Dualla Historical Journal parishjournal@gmail.com
Tipperary County Historical Society mrnndns@yahoo.ie
Ormonde Historical Society mayfly2009@gmail.com
Cahir Historical & Social Society sheilamc57@gmail.com
Mary Alice O’Connor maryalice@tipperary-excel.com
Kilbarron-Terryglass Historical Society kilbarronterryglasshistsociety@gmail.com
Borrisoleigh Historical Society delia_ryn@yahoo.ie
Co. Waterford
Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society michael.maher54@gmail.com
Portlaw Heritage Centre bgcrotty@eircom.net
Co. Westmeath
Moate Historical Society patriciamcdonnell@hotmail.com
Westmeath Archaeological Society peterwallace2@eircom.net
Co. Wexford
North Wexford Historical Society alaya@iolfree.ie
Taghmon History Society taghmonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Ui Cinsealaigh Historical Society maryjmackey@eircom.net
Bannow Historical Society dermotpatrickmccarthy@eircom.net
Co. Wicklow
Blessington History Society jimcorley@eircom.net
Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society aileen_short@eircom.net
Bray Cualann History Society bwhite27bray@eircom.net
Rathdangan Historical Society Kathleen Cullen
Wicklow Historical Society oreilly.stan@gmail.com
Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society roundwoodhistoricalsociety@yahoo.ie
West Wicklow Historical Society gorry@indigo.ie
Jim Rees jrees@eircom.net