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; ">


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
5Virginia & District Historical SocietyCavan
6Clare Archaeological & Historical SocietyClare
7Klirush & District Historical SocietyClare
8North Clare Historical SocietyClare
9Shannon Archaeological & Historical SocietyClare
10Anthony GreeneCork
11Aubane Historical SocietyCork
12Ballygarvan & District Local History SocietyCork
13Bantry Historical SocietyCork
14Beara Historical SocietyCorkFachtna O’Donovan
15Blackpool Historical SocietyCork
16Blarney & District Historical SocietyCork
17Canovee Historical SocietyCorkNora O’leary
18Carrigtwohill & District Historical SocietyCork
19Carrigtwohill & District Historical SocietyCork
20Charleville Heritage SocietyCork
21Churchtown Historical & Heritage SocietyCork
22Cloyne Literary & Historical SocietyCork
23Cobh Animation TeamCork
24Cobh MuseumCork
25Cork Decorative & Fine Arts SocietyCork
26Cork Harbour Islands ProjectCork
27Cork Historical & Archaeological Society Cork
28Cork South Parish Historical SocietyCork
29Cork South Parish Historical SocietyCork
30Cumann Seanchaise na BanndanCork
31Dunmanway Historical SocietyCork
32Friends of Cloyne CathedralCork
33Glanmire Heritage SocietyCork
34Great Island Historical Society (Cobh)Cork
35Ibane Local Studies SocietyCork
36Inniscarra Historical SocietyCork
37Kevin TyrryCork
38Kilbrittain Historical SocietyCork
39Kilmeen &Castleventry Historical SocietyCork
40Kinsale Heritage.comCork
41Kinsale Historical SocietyCork
42Knockraha Historical SocietyCork
43Mallow Development Partnership Heritage GroupCork
44Mallow Field ClubCork
45Mallow History, Heritage & Tourism GroupCork
46Shandon Area History GroupCork
47Skibbereen & District Historical SocietyCork
48Victor SullivanCork
49Whitegate & Aghada Historical SocietyCork
50Youghal Celebrates HistoryCork
51Youghal Chamber of Tourism & DevelopmentCork
52Raymochy Parishes Historical SocietyDonegal
53Accredited Genealogists IrelandDublin
54Ballsbridge, Donneybrook & Sandymount Historical SocietyDublin
55Ballsbridge,Donneybrook & Sandymount Dublin
56Blanchardstown Castleknock History SocietyDublin
57Blancherstown-Castkeknock History SocietyDublin
58Clondalkin History SocietyDublin
59Clontarf Historical SocietyDublin
60Dun Laoghaire Burrough Historical SocietyDublin
61Foxrock History ClubDublin
62Howth Penisula Heritage SocietyDublin
63Industrial Heritage Association of IrelandDublin
64Irish Family History SocietyDublin
65Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
66Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
67Irish Labour History SocietyDublin
68Kilmacanogue History SocietyDublin
69Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History SocietyDublin
70Loughshinny & Rush Historical SocietyDublinMargaret McCann Moore
71Mills & Millars of IrelandDublin
72Mount Merrion Historical SocietyDublin
73Old Dublin SocietyDublin
74Raheny Heritage SocietyDublin
75Rathcoole Heritage SocietyDublin
76Rathfarnham Historical SocietyDublin
77Rathmichael Historical SocietyDublin
78Skerries Historical SocietyDublin
79Trees RotteveelDublin
80Clarenbridge Heritage GroupGalway  
81Fohenagh & District Historical SocietyGalway
82Galway Archaeological & Historical SocietyGalway
83Kiltartan Gregory Cultural SocietyGalway
84Old Galway SocietyGalway
85South-East Galway Arch. & Hist. SocietyGalway
86Western Archaeology & Historical SocietyGalway
87Castleisland & District Culture & Heritage SocietyKerry
88Kerry Archaeological & Historical SocietyKerry
89Athy Museum SocietyKildare
90Ballymore Eustace History SocietyKildare
91Celbridge Historical SocietyKildare
92Cill Dara Historical SocietyKildare
93Clane Local History GroupKildare
94County Kildare Archaeological SocietyKildare
95JJ & Susan WoodsKildare
96Kill Local History GroupKildare
97Maynooth Local History GroupKildare
98Newbridge Local History GroupKildare
99Rathcoffey Historical SocietyKildare
100St. Mochua History Group TimahoeKildare
101Conahy Heritage societyKilkenny
102Duchas Tullaherin Heritage SocietyKilkenny
103Fassadinin History SocietyKilkenny
104Graiguenamanagh Historical SocietyKilkenny
105Kilkenny Archaeological SocietyKilkenny
106South Kilkenny Historical SocietyKilkenny
107Laois Heritage SocietyLaois
108Carrick on Shannon & District Historical SocietyLeitrim
109Castleconnell Historical SocietyLimerick
110Dun Bleisce Historical & Literary SocietyLimerick
111Irish Palatine AssociationLimerick
112Knockfierna Heritage SocietyLimerick
113Limerick Historical SocietyLimerick
114Lough Gur Historical SocietyLimerick
115Mungret Heritage SocietyLimerick
116Thomond Archaeological & Historical SocietyLimerick
117Longford Historical SocietyLongford
118Annagassan & District Historical SocietyLouth
119Co Louth Archaeological & Historical SocietyLouth
120Dunleer & District Historical SocietyLouth
121Old Drogheda SocietyLouth
122Old Dundalk SocietyLouth
123Achill Historical & Archaeological SocietyMayo
124Ballinrobe Arch. & Historical SocietyMayo
125Mayo North Heritage & Research CentreMayo
126North Mayo-West Sligo Heritage GroupMayo
127Terry/Mary ReillyMayo
128Westport Historical SocietyMayo
129Ashbourne Historical SocietyMeath
130Meath Archaeological & Historical SocietyMeath
131Navan & District Historical SocietyMeath
132Rathfeigh Historical SocietyMeath
133Slane History & Archaeological SocietyMeath
134St Ultan’s Bohermeen Historical SocietyMeath
135Birr Historical SocietyOffaly
136Offaly Heritage Centre Ltd.Offaly
137The Old Athlone SocietyRoscommon
138Tisrara Heritage SocietyRoscommonRev. Francis M Beirne
139Ballymote Heritage GroupSligo
140Friends of Sligo GaolSligo
141Sligo Field ClubSligo
142Boherlahan- Dualla Historical JournalTipperary
143Borrisoleigh Historical SocietyTipperary
144Cahir Historical & Social SocietyTipperary
145Clonmel Historical SocietyTipperary
146Dunikerrin Parish History SocietyTipperary
147Fehard Historical SocietyTipperary
148Irish Kennedy Heritage SocietyTipperary
149Kilbarron-Terryglass Historical SocietyTipperary
150Mary Alice O’ConnorTipperary
151Maura KielyTipperary
152Newcastle Historical SocietyTipperary
153Ormonde Historical SocietyTipperary
154Silvermines Historical SocietyTipperary
155Tipperary ClansTipperaryJohn Bradshaw
156Tipperary County Historical SocietyTipperary
157Portlaw Heritage CentreWaterford
158Waterford Archaeological & Historical SocietyWaterford
159Moate Historical SocietyWestmeath
160Westmeath Archaeological SocietyWestmeath
161Bannow Historical SocietyWexford
162North Wexford Historical SocietyWexford
163Old Kilnenor Historical SocietyWexford
164Taghmon History SocietyWexford
165Ui Cinsealaigh Historical SocietyWexford
166Blessington History SocietyWicklow
167Bray Cualann History SocietyWicklow
168Greystones Archaeological & Historical SocietyWicklow
169Jim ReesWicklow
170Rathdangan Historical SocietyWicklowKathleen Cullen
171Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore SocietyWicklow
172The Medieval Bray ProjectWicklow
173West Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow
174Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow