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.
Our April lecture takes place on Tuesday the 1st in Dublin City Library and Archive. Dr Maria McHale of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama will speak about music at the Abbey Theatre. The lecture begins at 6.30pm and is precedded by a wine reception at 6pm.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
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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