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-19, our meetings  this season will be held online.
For details of this season’s meetings, including how to access the online meetings, please go to Next EventsClick here revised programme A for a pdf of the programme.

Please note that Jon Beaumont has had to withdraw from the April meeting. We are delighted that Michael McMahon has stepped in at short notice to talk about the subject of his recent book “Locomotives of the Great Southern & Western Railway”.

This meeting concludes the London Area events for the 2020 -21 season. The  Winter programme will commence in October – details to follow later in the summer.

For reports of previous meetings (including this season), please go to Previous Events.

Each Spring we normally hold our Transport Collectors’ Market at Chiswick, West London. We regret that our Market planned for March 2021 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. 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 was successfully launched  in February  2020 in central Manchester. A full programme of events has been planned for this season and has commenced. 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 have been cancelled this season due to Covid-19

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 sadly died recently. 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