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 200 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 207 (February 2022) – Contents:

  • Irish Railway Signage, Sarah Morel
  • Travels and Observations on the NCC in 1944, Stephen Rabone
  • An Interview with a Difference!, Peter Rigney
  • Posthumous Trade Unionism, Tim Moriarty
  • Circular 4000, Oliver Doyle
  • Remaining IE Mechanical Signal Cabins-2, Oliver Doyle
  • Publications
  • Observations and Comments
  • Society Matters
  • Irish Railway News

Journal 206 (October 2021) – Contents:

  • The Post Covid Railway – Survival, sustainability and development, Tim Moriarty
  • Learning the Road, Les Hyland
  • The Valentia Harbour Branch, Barry Carse
  • H.R. Mcintosh – A biographical sketch, Gerald Beesley
  • The GNR(I) VS Class Locomotives – A design appreciation, Walter F. Mitchell
  • The Last Days of Railways in West Cork, Ray Good
  • A Busy Sunday – 26 June 1949, Ernie Shepherd
  • Reviews
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Obituaries
  • Society Matters

Journal 205 (June 2021) – Contents:

  • The Donemana Derailment, 1913, Joe Begley
  • The Development of Railways in County Antrim, Part 2, Michelle McCarron
  • Running the Covid Railway, Tim Moriarty
  • A Bit of Ireland on the Great Western Railway, Gary Boyd-Hope
  • William Rickford Collett – A biographical sketch, Ernie Shepherd
  • Moguls and Jeeps – Some further details, Chris Aspinwall
  • Partition and the Railways, Peter Rigney
  • Trams into Kingsbridge Station, Clifton Flewitt
  • Malahide’s Lost Viaduct, Oliver Doyle
  • Writings on Irish Railways, 2020 Tom Wall & Alan O’Rourke
  • Reviews              
  • Observations and Comments     
  • Irish Railway News         
  • Obituaries          
  • Society Matters

Journal 204 (February 2021) – Contents:

  • To Ireland for Steam, 1951-52, Peter Rowledge
  • The Development of Railways in County Antrim, Part 1, Michelle McCarron
  • Moguls and Jeeps, Walter F. Mitchell
  • J.H. Houston – A biographical sketch, Gerald Beesley
  • The Spoil Trains, Joe Cassells
  • Table Service Only – 1897, Tim Moriarty
  • Reviews
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Society Matters

Journal 203 (October 2020) – Contents:

  • The Last Years of the Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway, Ernie Shepherd
  • Sleepers at Albert Quay, Tim Moriarty
  • Clements on the Midland, Cian Scanlon
  • R.N. Clements – A biographical sketch, Gerald Beesley
  • The B & I Liner Trains, Barry Carse 
  • Irish Railways – The Gauge Question, Albert Thornton
  • The Railwaymen’s Munitions Strike, 1920, Peter Rigney
  • Sustenance at Heuston, Tim Moriarty
  • A Friend in Need, Kevin A. Murray
  • Observations and Comments
  • Irish Railway News
  • Obituaries
  • Society Matters

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

See also the complete index of IRRS Journals from 1947 to 2020