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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

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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 received.


List No.NameCounty/CityContact Person
1Carlow Historical & Archaeological SocietyCarlow
2Tullowphelin Historical SocietyCarlow
3Belturbet Historical SocietyCavan
4Cavan Historical SocietyCavan
5Moybologue Historical SocietyCavan
6Virginia & District Historical SocietyCavan
7Clare Archaeological & Historical SocietyClare
8Klirush & District Historical SocietyClare
9North Clare Historical SocietyClare
10Shannon Archaeological & Historical SocietyClare
11Anthony GreeneCork
12Aubane Historical SocietyCork
13Ballygarvan & District Local History SocietyCork
14Bantry Historical SocietyCork
15Beara Historical SocietyCorkFachtna O’Donovan
16Blackpool Historical SocietyCork
17Blarney & District Historical SocietyCork
18Canovee Historical SocietyCorkNora O’leary
19Carrigtwohill & District Historical SocietyCork
20Carrigtwohill & District Historical SocietyCork
21Charleville Heritage SocietyCork
22Churchtown Historical & Heritage SocietyCork
23Cloyne Literary & Historical SocietyCork
24Cobh Animation TeamCork
25Cobh MuseumCork
26Cork Decorative & Fine Arts SocietyCork
27Cork Harbour Islands ProjectCork
28Cork Historical & Archaeological SocietyCork
29Cork South Parish Historical SocietyCork
30Cork South Parish Historical SocietyCork
31Cumann Seanchaise na BanndanCork
32Dunmanway Historical SocietyCork
33Friends of Cloyne CathedralCork
34Glanmire Heritage SocietyCork
35Great Island Historical Society (Cobh)Cork
36Ibane Local Studies SocietyCork
37Inniscarra Historical SocietyCork
38Kevin TyrryCork
39Kilbrittain Historical SocietyCork
40Kilmeen &Castleventry Historical SocietyCork
41Kinsale Heritage.comCork
42Kinsale Historical SocietyCork
43Knockraha Historical SocietyCork
44Mallow Development Partnership Heritage GroupCork
45Mallow Field ClubCork
46Mallow History, Heritage & Tourism GroupCork
47Shandon Area History GroupCork
48Skibbereen & District Historical SocietyCork
49Victor SullivanCork
50Whitegate & Aghada Historical SocietyCork
51Youghal Celebrates HistoryCork
52Youghal Chamber of Tourism & DevelopmentCork
53Raymochy Parishes Historical SocietyDonegal
54Loughros Heritage GroupDonegal
55Accredited Genealogists IrelandDublin
56Ballsbridge, Donneybrook & Sandymount Historical SocietyDublin
57Ballsbridge,Donneybrook & Sandymount Dublin
58Blanchardstown Castleknock History SocietyDublin
59Blancherstown-Castkeknock History SocietyDublin
60Clondalkin History SocietyDublin
61Clontarf Historical SocietyDublin
62Dun Laoghaire Burrough Historical SocietyDublin
63Foxrock History ClubDublin
64Howth Penisula Heritage SocietyDublin
65Industrial Heritage Association of IrelandDublin
66Irish Family History SocietyDublin
67Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
68Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
69Irish Labour History SocietyDublin
70Kilmacanogue History SocietyDublin
71Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History SocietyDublin
72Loughshinny & Rush Historical SocietyDublinMargaret McCann Moore
73Mills & Millars of IrelandDublin
74Mount Merrion Historical SocietyDublin
75Old Dublin SocietyDublin
76Raheny Heritage SocietyDublin
77Rathcoole Heritage SocietyDublin
78Rathfarnham Historical SocietyDublin
79Rathmichael Historical SocietyDublin
80Skerries Historical SocietyDublin
81Trees RotteveelDublin
82Society of Old LucanDublin 
83Clarenbridge Heritage GroupGalway  
84Cumann Staire – Maigh CulilinnGalway 
85Fohenagh & District Historical SocietyGalway
86Galway Archaeological & Historical SocietyGalway
87Kiltartan Gregory Cultural SocietyGalway
88Old Galway SocietyGalway
89South-East Galway Arch. & Hist. SocietyGalway
90Western Archaeology & Historical SocietyGalway
91Castleisland & District Culture & Heritage SocietyKerry
92Kerry Archaeological & Historical SocietyKerry
93Athy Museum SocietyKildare
94Ballymore Eustace History SocietyKildare
95Celbridge Historical SocietyKildare
96Cill Dara Historical SocietyKildare
97Clane Local History GroupKildare
98County Kildare Archaeological SocietyKildare
99JJ & Susan WoodsKildare
100Kill Local History GroupKildare
101Maynooth Local History GroupKildare
102Newbridge Local History GroupKildare
103Rathcoffey Historical SocietyKildare
104St. Mochua History Group TimahoeKildare
105Conahy Heritage societyKilkenny
106Duchas Tullaherin Heritage SocietyKilkenny
107Fassadinin History SocietyKilkenny
108Graiguenamanagh Historical SocietyKilkenny
109Kilkenny Archaeological SocietyKilkenny
110South Kilkenny Historical SocietyKilkenny
111Laois Heritage SocietyLaois
112Carrick on Shannon & District Historical SocietyLeitrim
113Castleconnell Historical SocietyLimerick
114Dun Bleisce Historical & Literary SocietyLimerick
115Irish Palatine AssociationLimerick
116Knockfierna Heritage SocietyLimerick
117Limerick Historical SocietyLimerick
118Lough Gur Historical SocietyLimerick
119Mungret Heritage SocietyLimerick
120Thomond Archaeological & Historical SocietyLimerick
121Longford Historical SocietyLongford
122Annagassan & District Historical SocietyLouth
123Co Louth Archaeological & Historical SocietyLouth
124Dunleer & District Historical SocietyLouth
125Old Drogheda SocietyLouth
126Old Dundalk SocietyLouth
127Achill Historical & Archaeological SocietyMayo
128Ballinrobe Arch. & Historical SocietyMayo
129Mayo North Heritage & Research CentreMayo
130North Mayo-West Sligo Heritage GroupMayo
131Terry/Mary ReillyMayo
132Westport Historical SocietyMayo
133Ashbourne Historical SocietyMeath
134Meath Archaeological & Historical SocietyMeath
135Navan & District Historical SocietyMeath
136Rathfeigh Historical SocietyMeath
137Slane History & Archaeological SocietyMeath
138St Ultan’s Bohermeen Historical SocietyMeath
139Birr Historical SocietyOffaly
140Offaly Heritage Centre Ltd.Offaly
141The Old Athlone SocietyRoscommon
142Tisrara Heritage SocietyRoscommonRev. Francis M Beirne
143Ballymote Heritage GroupSligo
144Friends of Sligo GaolSligo
145Sligo Field ClubSligo
146Boherlahan- Dualla Historical JournalTipperary
147Borrisoleigh Historical SocietyTipperary
148Cahir Historical & Social SocietyTipperary
149Clonmel Historical SocietyTipperary
150Dunikerrin Parish History SocietyTipperary
151Fehard Historical SocietyTipperary
152Irish Kennedy Heritage SocietyTipperary
153Kilbarron-Terryglass Historical SocietyTipperary
154Mary Alice O’ConnorTipperary
155Maura KielyTipperary
156Newcastle Historical SocietyTipperary
157Ormonde Historical SocietyTipperary
158Silvermines Historical SocietyTipperary
159Tipperary ClansTipperaryJohn Bradshaw
160Tipperary County Historical SocietyTipperary
161Tipperary in the Decade of RevolutionTipperary
162Portlaw Heritage CentreWaterford
163Waterford Archaeological & Historical SocietyWaterford
164Moate Historical SocietyWestmeath
165Westmeath Archaeological SocietyWestmeath
166Bannow Historical SocietyWexford
167North Wexford Historical SocietyWexford
168Old Kilnenor Historical SocietyWexford
169Taghmon History SocietyWexford
170Ui Cinsealaigh Historical SocietyWexford
171Blessington History SocietyWicklow
172Bray Cualann History SocietyWicklow
173Greystones Archaeological & Historical SocietyWicklow
174Jim ReesWicklow
175Rathdangan Historical SocietyWicklowKathleen Cullen
176Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore SocietyWicklow
177The Medieval Bray ProjectWicklow
178West Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow
179Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow