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Speaker Meetings

 The 2021-22 programme is now published. Click here for the full programme. Lectures 21 22  Usually we hold our meetings in a central London venue but due to Covid, for Oct-Dec, our meetings will be held online on Zoom. A decision will be made later re. meetings in 2022,  depending on the Covid situation. In order to use Zoom, those on the London Area e-mail list will be sent further details of how to join the meetings. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, please apply to . Codes and joining instructions will be e-mailed shortly before each talk. Please also check our website for any updates to this programme..


All meetings will be held from 19.00 – 21.45 Unless stated otherwise, due to Covid a decision has yet to be made whether meetings will be held online only, held live in the Function Room of the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road LONDON WC1X 8JR, or possibly in both formats

Thursday 21 October 2021 – online via Zoom “Irish Rail Timetabling – Slotting it all together” by Kieran Marshall

Thursday 18 November 2021 “The County Donegal Railway – Survival and Revival” by Joe Begley

Thursday 9 December 2021 “With Lance King in Ulster 1957 – 1970 – The NCC in Action” by Leslie McAllister + London Area AGM

Thursday 20 January 2022 “Irish Railway Catering 1900-2017 – From dining car to food trolley” by Louis Cullen

Thursday 17 February 2022 “Bord na Mona” by Andrew Waldron and Ted McAvoy

Thursday 17 March 2022 “50 years ago – the films of Macha Film Studios” by John Friel

Thursday 21 April 2022 “NIR – Today and Tomorrow” by Richard Knox

OTHER PLANNED EVENTS – both subject to confirmation due to Covid

12.00 – 18.00 Saturday 6th November 2021
IRRS (London Area) 60th anniversary celebration at
The Dickens Inn, St Katherine’s Dock, LONDON E1W 1UH


The planned date for the next TCM is Sat 12th March 2022. 10.30 – 15.00 
 at Chiswick Town Hall, LONDON W4 4JN