About Us

Executive Officers Executive Committee Federation Member Organisations

Membership:
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.

Individuals:
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

President: Canon, Sean O’Doherty,
P.P., Durrow, Co Laois.
olmns.ias@eircom.net
Chairman: Padraig Laffin,
Foxrock History Club, Foxrock, Co. Dublin
Vice-Chair: Dick Ryan
Vice Chair –  Dick Ryan, Rathmichael Historical Society,
6 Hillcourt Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin. Tel. 086 207 5830
rmjryan@gmail.com
Secretary: Betty Quinn,
Old Drogheda Society, Drogheda, Co. Louth
bett.quinn@gmail.com
Treasurer: Mairead Byrne,
Rathcoffey History Group, Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare.
maireadccbyrne@gmail.com
P.R.O./Editor/Webmaster/Data Protection Officer: Larry Breen,
Clane Local History Group, Naas, Co. Kildare.
larrybreen8@outlook.com
 

Executive Committee Members

Clontarf: Kay Lonergan,
Clontarf Historical Society, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
parkstennis@eircom.net
Galway: Eugene Jordan
Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Galway, Co. Galway.
jordan.eugene@gmail.com
Athy: Frank Taaffe
Athy Museum Society, Athy Co. Kildare
frank@taaffe.ie
Clondalkin History Society: Josephine Byrne
Clondalkin, Dublin 22
jbyrne64@hotmail.com
Newbridge Local History Group: Michael Mullally
11 Abbey Road, Baroda Court, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
michaelmullaly11@gmail.com
Old Athlone Society: Eamon Leonard
eamonleonard2@gmail.com
Clane Local History Group: JJ Woods
Brigadoon, Craddockstown Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
woodsjj@gmail.com
Moate Historical Society: Martina Griffin
Moate, Co. Westmeath
martinacloghergriffin@gmail.com
Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society
Mary Kenehan
marykenehan@gmail.com
Cork Western Front Alliance
Marie Mc Carthy
mariejmccarthy@gmail.com
Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society
Clare Walsh
clarew48walsh@gmail.com
External Links:
www.fuls.org.uk
www.hidden-gems.eu

 

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.

 

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