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

President: Canon, Sean O’Doherty,


Chairperson:     Mairead Byrne
Rathcoffey History Group, Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare.
Vice-Chair, Webmaster:      Padraig Laffan

Foxrock Local History Club
92 Springhill Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Secretary:      Betty Quinn,
Old Drogheda Society, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Treasurer:     Bernadette Doyle: Kill Local History  Group,


P.R.O./Editor/Webmaster/Data Protection Officer: Larry Breen,
Clane Local History Group, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Executive Committee Members

Clontarf: Kay Lonergan,
Clontarf Historical Society, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Athy: Frank Taaffe
Athy Museum Society, Athy Co. Kildare
Clondalkin History Society: Josephine Byrne
Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Newbridge Local History Group: Michael Mullally
11 Abbey Road, Baroda Court, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Eamon Leonard  –   Individual Member
Clane Local History Group: JJ Woods
Brigadoon, Craddockstown Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
Moate Historical Society: Martina Griffin
Moate, Co. Westmeath
Cork Western Front Alliance
Marie Mc Carthy
Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society
Clare Walsh
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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


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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