The Society was founded in 1934 to
promote the study of the history of Dublin and of Dubliners. The
Society's main activities are:
1. Meetings on Wednesday
evenings during the autumn in October / November and during spring in
February / March / April at which Papers are read by members or invited
guest speakers. The venue is the Conference Room, Dublin City Library
and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, at 6.30pm
A silver Medal is awarded to the member reading the Paper which is adjudged the best paper read during the season.
2. Visits to places of historic interest during the months June to August - usually on Saturdays.
3. Co-operating with
other societies interested in the conservation of important buildings
and opposing undesirable "developments".
The Society publishes Dublin Historical Record twice yearly.
Membership of the
Society is open to everyone interested in Dublin history. Persons who
wish to join the Society must be proposed by a Member and are elected by
the Council. To join the Society complete the application form and send
it, with the appropriate remittance to the Hon. Treasurer. Full details
can be found on page three of this website.
The Council of the Old Dublin Society for 2011 - 2012
President: Bernardine Ruddy Vice Presidents: Anthony P. Behan, Rev D. A Levistone Cooney, Gerry O'Flaherty,
Hon. Secretaries: Brian Dyson (Membership), Barry Farrell (General), Bryan MacMahon (Programme), Hon. Treasurer: Brian Dyson.
Hon. Editor, Dublin Historical Record: Ken Finlay. Hon. Librarian: Gerard Whelan-Horring.
Hon. Public Relations Officer: James Scannell.
Council Members: Henry Fairbrother, John Holohan,