Our archive contains several historical records documenting the management and operations of various Irish railway companies, including material pertaining to their finances, engineering and public relations, as well as many other aspects involved in running a railway. The IRRS Library also contains hundreds of public railway timetables and internal company circulars.
These records are not presently catalogued and requests for information require archive personnel to locate the records manually. In making enquires regarding a particular subject or railway company, please provide as much detail and clarity of the nature of your request. The clearer the information being sought means the sooner we can identity the relevant records, if any, that will be useful.
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The society is an entirely voluntarily operation and it is not always feasible to fulfil requests concerning its archive. Please do not anticipate prompt responses to requests, as these are dependant on the nature and time available for volunteers. The society endeavours to assist where possible and within reason of its available resources.
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to contact the society prior to contemplating visiting the archive so that you may be accommodated on the date of your visit. Prospective visitors must therefore:
- Contact the society prior to visiting the archive, providing with detail and clarity the nature of your research.
- Consult the Rules and Regulations of the archive.
IRRS is located opposite Heuston Station carpark, Dublin, on the northside of the station adjacent to the River Liffey
The Archives are open on Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9:30pm (except during January and August). Access may be possible outside these times by mutual agreement with the Hon Archivist who may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org