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Irish Railway Record Society

About The Society


The Irish Railway Record Society was founded to bring together people with an interest in Ireland’s railways. The Society is headquartered in Dublin and has three branches, two in the UK (see below).

The Society is essentially a historical body, taking note of the past but observing and recording the present-day operation of the Irish railway system. The Society’s three branches, known as ‘Areas’, are located in Cork, London and Manchester, each of which independently arrange their own area meetings.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the railways of Ireland

  • UK branches in London and Manchester

  • Monthly meetings and occasional events held by both London and Manchester branches

  • Magazine, ‘Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society’, issued 3 times per year

  • Occasional e-newsletter issued

  • London Area: Annual ‘Transport Collectors’ Market’ event

  • Archive and library located in Dublin

Meeting Days

London: usually the third Friday of the month

Manchester: the second Thursday of the month


Meeting Venue

London: The Gallery at Alan Baxter, 77 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL

Manchester: Waldorf pub, Central Manchester








London Area Website:

London Area Email:

Manchester Area Website:


Membership Fee

UK: £38

Dublin: €55

Dublin (students over 18): €45

Republic of Ireland (excluding Dublin): €45


How to Join:

You can join either on-line, or via post:

(i) Online, go to the Society’s website and click into ‘IRRS Membership’ (you can use this link: Click the relevant location that applies to you (for example, UK and Northern Ireland’, click ‘Buy Now’ and complete the PayPal payment information.

(ii) By post, go to the Society’s website and click into ‘IRRS Membership’. Click ‘application form’ and print off form. Complete the form and post as stated together with cheque made out as directed.

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