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 and St Patrick's Cathedral are delighted to be holding a seminar exploring previously unknown archival sources on soldier and civilians, recounted by the curators who recovered them. The seminar will take place on Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 in the Lady Chapel at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin and will by chaired by Bryan Dobson. Included in the evening will be a question and answer session and a private viewing of the Cathedral's Lives Remembered exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Admission to the seminar is free and no booking is required. Wine reception from 7pm, papers commencing at 7.30pm.
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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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