Irish Railway Record Society – London

Welcome to the London Area of the Irish Railway Record Society

We provide a forum in London for Members of the Society and others interested in Irish transport, particularly railways, covering all aspects of the subject – historical and contemporary, infrastructure, rolling stock and people, throughout the island.

You can become a member of the society on the IRRS Membership page


We hold monthly meetings  from October to April every year hosting illustrated talks by speakers on a wide range of Irish transport subjects. Usually we hold our meetings in a central London venue but due to Covid, our meetings next season may be held either live or online depending on the Covid situation. The  Winter programme will commence in October – Enclosed is a list of events to be held by the London Area during 2021-22. Please note the uncertainties due to Covid. This will be followed later by our full programme setting out details of talks etc. Meetings list202122

For reports of previous meetings please go to Previous Events. This illustrates the type of programme we offer.

Each Spring we normally hold our Transport Collectors’ Market at Chiswick, West London. We regret that our Market planned for March 2021 was cancelled due to Covid. The planned date for the next TCM is Saturday 12th March 2022. For further details about the Market, please go to Transport Collectors’ Market

Weekly Lockdown Photo

During Lockdown we published an Irish railway photo every week. For the record, these can still be viewed under  Previous Events

IRRS Manchester Area

The IRRS Manchester Area is based in central Manchester.  For further information visit the Manchester Area Website – go to :-:

 Meet our Members

The Irish Railway Record Society London Area is a hub of railway enthusiasts from all walks of life. New profiles are always being added with our members answering the same questions but providing very different answers. Visit the Meet our Members

 Events and Sales Stand

Please note that the usual IRRS sales stands at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and at SCALEFORUM AND SCALEFOUR NORTH may be cancelled next season due to Covid but further information will be published on the website when known.

Collections and Bequests

The IRRS London Area is delighted to accept collections of Irish railway material that would otherwise be disposed of. We use it for research, our archive, or find a good enthusiast home for it. Please go to 

Mike Jose (1937 – 2021) the former Chairman of the London Area has sadly died. Read the full obituary here Mike Jose

 Irish Railway Record Society in Ireland

The IRRS London Area parent body is based in Dublin. Further details can be found on the Irish IRRS website 

For links to other Irish related websites go to  Links

 Social Media

The Irish Railway Record Society is active on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Flickr To view/participate go to Irish IRRS website