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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



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
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 SocietyCork
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
52Loughros Heritage GroupDonegal
53Raymochy Parishes Historical SocietyDonegal
54Accredited Genealogists IrelandDublin
56Ballsbridge,Donneybrook & Sandymount Dublin
57Blanchardstown Castleknock History SocietyDublin
58Blancherstown-Castkeknock History SocietyDublin
59Clondalkin History SocietyDublin
60Clontarf Historical SocietyDublin
61Dun Laoghaire Burrough Historical SocietyDublin
62Foxrock History ClubDublin
63Howth Penisula Heritage SocietyDublin
64Industrial Heritage Association of IrelandDublin
65Irish Family History SocietyDublin
66Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
67Irish Genealogical Research SocietyDublin
68Irish Labour History SocietyDublin
69Kilmacanogue History SocietyDublin
70Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History SocietyDublin
71Loughshinny & Rush Historical SocietyDublinMargaret McCann Moore
72Mills & Millars of IrelandDublin
73Mount Merrion Historical SocietyDublin
74Old Dublin SocietyDublin
75Raheny Heritage SocietyDublin
76Rathcoole Heritage SocietyDublin
77Rathfarnham Historical SocietyDublin
78Rathmichael Historical SocietyDublin
79Skerries Historical SocietyDublin
80Society of Old LucanDublin
81Trees RotteveelDublin
82Clarenbridge Heritage GroupGalway  
83Cumann Staire – Maigh CulilinnGalway 
84Fohenagh & District Historical SocietyGalway
85Galway Archaeological & Historical SocietyGalway
86Kiltartan Gregory Cultural SocietyGalway
87Old Galway SocietyGalway
88Renmore History 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 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
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
130Noel CampbellMayo
131North Mayo-West Sligo Heritage GroupMayo
132Terry/Mary ReillyMayo
133Westport Historical SocietyMayo
134Ashbourne Historical SocietyMeath
135Meath Archaeological & Historical SocietyMeath
136Navan & District Historical SocietyMeath
137Rathfeigh Historical SocietyMeath
138Slane History & Archaeological SocietyMeath
139St Ultan’s Bohermeen Historical SocietyMeath
140Birr Historical SocietyOffaly
141Offaly Heritage Centre Ltd.Offaly
142The Old Athlone SocietyRoscommon
143Tisrara Heritage SocietyRoscommonRev. Francis M Beirne
144Ballymote Heritage GroupSligo
145Friends of Sligo GaolSligo
146Sligo Field ClubSligo
147Boherlahan- Dualla Historical JournalTipperary
148Borrisoleigh Historical SocietyTipperary
149Cahir Historical & Social SocietyTipperary
150Clonmel Historical SocietyTipperary
151Dunikerrin Parish History SocietyTipperary
152Fehard Historical SocietyTipperary
153Irish Kennedy Heritage SocietyTipperary
154Kilbarron-Terryglass Historical SocietyTipperary
155Mary Alice O’ConnorTipperary
156Maura KielyTipperary
157Newcastle Historical SocietyTipperary
158Ormonde Historical SocietyTipperary
159Silvermines Historical SocietyTipperary
160Tipperary ClansTipperaryJohn Bradshaw
161Tipperary County Historical SocietyTipperary
162Tipperary in the Decade of RevolutionTipperary
163Portlaw Heritage CentreWaterford
164Waterford Archaeological & Historical SocietyWaterford
165Moate Historical SocietyWestmeath
166Westmeath Archaeological SocietyWestmeath
167Bannow Historical SocietyWexford
168North Wexford Historical SocietyWexford
169Old Kilnenor Historical SocietyWexford
170Taghmon History SocietyWexford
171Ui Cinsealaigh Historical SocietyWexford
172Blessington History SocietyWicklow
173Bray Cualann History SocietyWicklow
174Greystones Archaeological & Historical SocietyWicklow
175Jim ReesWicklow
176Rathdangan Historical SocietyWicklowKathleen Cullen
177Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore SocietyWicklow
178The Medieval Bray ProjectWicklow
179West Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow
180Wicklow Historical SocietyWicklow