IRRS Journal

The IRRS Journal contains a wealth of news and articles covering all aspects of contemporary and historical railways in Ireland. Fully illustrated with modern and archival photos, including maps and special features, members receive three issues per-year (February, June, October). Since 1947, over 190 issues of the Journal have been published, becoming the authoritative and unrivalled source of record for Irish railways. To subscribe to the Journal, see IRRS Membership page.

 Journal 199 (June 2019) – Contents:

  • Welcome from the Editorial Team
  • Down Memory Lane, The Rt Hon the Lord O’Neill KCVO TD
  • The Kinsale Branch, Stanley C. Jenkins MA
  • Honours Restored, Tim Moriarty
  • The Boyne Viaduct at Drogheda, Éamonn Greene
  • “Runaway Train – Disaster at Greenore”, Ernie Shepherd
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2018, T.F. Wall & A. O’Rourke
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Richard Maunsell Honoured
  • Obituaries
  • Society Matters

 

 Journal 198 (February 2019) – Contents:

  • Welcome from the Editorial Team
  • Waterford as a Railway Centre – Part 2,  Albert Thornton
  • Railway Pilfering – 1917, Norman E Gamble
  • The Irish Railways in World War I, Peter Rigney
  • National Archives, Kew, Oliver Doyle
  • Reviews 
  • Thomas Alexander Graves, Gerard Beesley
  • The ‘Silver Princess’ visit to Ireland in 1948, Dónal Murray
  • Crossing the Border since 1922 – Law, Smuggling and Myths, Tim Moriarity
  • Observations and Comments
  • Private Sidings on Irish Railways – Photo Feature, Ciarán Cooney
  • IÉ Timetable Changes: December 2018, Barry Carse
  • Irish Railway News 
  • The Society

 

 Journal 197 (October 2018) – Contents:

  • Welcome from the Editorial Team
  • Irish Railways as a Business Proposition, Richard C Yudin
  • Papal Visit – 25-26 August 2018
  • Waterford as a Railway Centre – Part 1, Albert Thornton
  • Kilmokea Halt
  • Track Layout Diagram of Waterford, c. 1930
  • Remaining IÉ Mechanical Signal Cabins – Part 1, Oliver Doyle
  • New Timetable – Iarnród Éireann, Barry Carse
  • Reviews
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Obituary
  • The Society

 Journal 196 (June 2018) – Contents:

  • The Society’s First President
  • Railway Safety – an historical and legal study, Tim Moriarty
  • Notable Irish Railway Accidents
  • Ireland’s Railway Inspecting Officers 1922-1992, Gerard Beesley
  • Experiences of a Chief Safety Officer, Peter Cuffe
  • The Curraduff Viaduct Disaster, Darragh Connolly
  • Two Head-On Collisions, Gerard Beesley
  • Irish Railway Accidents in Pictures, Ciarán Cooney
  • Luas Signalling, courtesy Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Synthetic timber for Iarnrod Eireann’s Limerick Bridge, Colin Hedderly
  • Decision Support Tool for Slopes, Catherine Joyce
  • Writings on Irish Railways 2017, T F Wall & A O’Rourke
  • Luas Cross-city and Metro News
  • Reviews
  • Accident Reports
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Obituaries 
  • The Society

 Journal 195 (February 2018) – Contents:

  • The Society
  • Broadstone Revisited, Ernie Shepherd
  • Inauguration of Luas Cross City
  • Observations and Comments
  • “Afternoon Tea with Lady Waterford” The Belmond Grand Hibernian, John Byrne
  • Ardee Branch Communications, Tom Wall
  • Tales from 19th Century Board Minutes, Tim Moriarty
  • Henry Beaumont’s Memories – continued, Henry Beaumont
  • Bord na Mona – Littleton
  • 131 Previsited
  • Reviews
  • Iarnrod Eireann New Timetable – Sunday 10 December 2017
  • News Abbreviations
  • Irish Railway News 

 Journal 194 (October 2017) – Contents:

  • William Fairbairn in Ireland: Part 2 from circa 1850, Richard Byrom
  • Review
  • Limerick Signalling 1910-2017, Oliver Doyle)
  • Rails to the House of Lords, Tim Moriarty
  • The Sad Story of Thomas Moore, Norman Gamble
  • 1917 on the Irish Railways, Peter Rigney
  • Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Barry Carse
  • Observations and Comments
  • Dargan Garden Portlaoise
  • Countdown to Luas Cross City
  • Irish Railway News

 Journal 193 (June 2017) – Contents:

  • Bantry Station Fire, Oliver Doyle
  • Station Anniversary – Glenageary, Barry Carse
  • Station Anniversary – Harmonstown Halt, Barry Carse
  • Rewiring the Tralee & Dingle, Tom Wall
  • 85 at 85
  • Obituaries
  • Engineering Railway Architecture – the GNR(I) at Dundalk, Siobhán Osgood
  • William Fairbairn in Ireland Part 1 to circa 1850, Richard Byrom
  • Observations and Comments 2016
  • Writings on Irish Railways, TF Wall and AJ O’Rourke
  • Reviews
  • The Attymon and Clomkeen Peat Bog Railways
  • Irish Tourist and Heritage Railways, Richard Maund
  • Holidays are bad for you “Memories of York Road Booking Office”,Brian Griffith
  • From the Society’s Collection
  • Irish Railway News

 Journal 192 (February 2017) – Contents:

  • St. John’s Siding, Enniscorthy, Norman Campion
  • Athy Brick Yard Siding, Barry Carse & Michael Walsh
  • Sroughmore Siding, Michael Walsh
  • Obituaries
  • IRRS London Area Meeting at Irish Embassy in London
  • The Rush Derailment, 5 January 1963, Aidan Langley
  • Achill Branch Communications, Tom Wall
  • Passenger Services through the Phoenix Park Tunnel, Alan O’Rourke
  • The Boyne Viaduct – Heritage Award, Oliver Doyle
  • GSR Special Arigna to Adoon, June 14 1936, Michael Davies
  • Tramways restored – the story of a library book, Tim Moriarty
  • 70th Anniversary Supper – Dublin
  • Reviews
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News

Sample of IRRS Journal (No. 192, Feb 2017) and eJournal (No. 1)

See also the complete index of IRRS Journals from 1947 to 2017