The society was founded in December 1970 in response to the lack of a forum for the discussion of archival matters in Ireland.
Its first meeting was held in the Physics Theatre, UCD, Earlsfort Terrace and those present elected Professor Robert Dudley Edwards as its first chair.
It published the Irish Archives Bulletin which later grew into Irish Archives, which remains Ireland's only dedicated archives journal.
The ISA will be hosting a series of lectures in Dublin City Archives and launching this years edition of Irish Archvies this Autum. Details to be added shortly.
Membership of the ISA is open to all those with an interest in Irish archives and Irish archival maters. We welcome members from Ireland and overseas.
Members are entitled to attend, vote and stand for office at the AGM, they receive Irish Archives and the Newsletter and are circulated with details of the lecture programme and other activities.
Our current membership rates are:
Ordinary members: €25
Students/ Retired members: €10
Institutional members: €40
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