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During the winter months, the London Area of the IRRS provides a welcoming forum in England for those who are interested in Irish transport, particularly railways.

Speaker meetings are from 19.00 – 21.45. A wide selection of Irish transport books, DVDs and ephemera is usually on sale. Entry is £3 for IRRS members; £3 (January 2016) or £5 (all other months) for non- members but refunded if you join the Society on the night.

All meetings will be held from 19:00 – 21:45 
in the :
Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR

Please Note: The Function Room is accessible by stairs only.

Programme 2018/2019 Meetings 

Date Subject
Thursday 18 October 2018  Valencia Harbour Branch
   Barry Carse
Thursday 15 November 2018  Current and Future Fleet Development on Irish Rail
   Peter Smyth (Chief Mechanical Engineer, Irish Rail
Thursday 6 December 2018  Travelling in the 1950’s with Lance King in Ireland
   Leslie McAllister  (+  London Area AGM)
Thursday 17 January 2019  A Magnificent Folly – the Burtonport Extension Railway
   Roger Crombleholme
Thursday 14 February 2019  NIR - the Good the Bad and the Ugly
   Colin McVea (Signalling and Telecom Engineer, NIR)
Thursday 14 March 2019  Railways of County Wexford
   Oliver Doyle
Thursday 4 April 2019  Classic Irish Steam
   Ciarán Cooney

Further details will be advised in September.


The London Area of the IRRS runs this popular event, now in its 40th season, to be held in Chiswick Town Hall (West London) from 11.00 – 15.00 on Saturday 16th March 2019.

The Hall is accessible by London Underground (Chiswick Park or Gunnersbury), London Overground (Gunnersbury), South West Trains (Chiswick or Kew Bridge) or bus.
35 sales stands selling a huge range of transport items – books, magazines, maps, photos, Irish railway drawings, DVDs, timetables, postcards, models, specialist publications etc.

IRRS (London Area) WEBSITE

In addition to this principal IRRS website, the London Area has its own website at http://www.irrslondon.com where you can find more information about London events – past, present & future.”


Members and friends are reminded that the London Area programme will be updated on this website as further details become available.

In addition, you can always contact the London Area at our e-mail address: irrslondon@hotmail.com

And if you would like to be added to our e-mail address list, please send us an e-mail.

You will then be e-mailed with programme reminders and updates as they are issued.  



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