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Dublin Jewish Community

City of Dublin

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland and the largest city of Ireland, located nearly half way down the island’s east coast, at the mouth of the river Liffey. Although geographically part of County Dublin, the City of Dublin has had a separate administration for several centuries.  Although the City of Dublin has a population of about half a million, there are well over one million people in the Greater Dublin area.

The Dublin Jewish Community

The Dublin Jewish Community would appear to have been established shortly following the readmission of the Jews in the 1660's, and is thus the second oldest community in the British Isles.  The first community was of Spanish and Portuguese (Sephardi) origin, but these element died out and were later replaced primarily by Ashkenazi Jews.

Search the Database

The records in the database associated with Dublin include:


Ballybough (Fairview) Jewish Cemetery 1777-1958 (196 records*)
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of some of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Dublin during the 1810s (6 records); 1820s (8 records), 1830s (62 records), 1840s (117 records), 1850s (124 records), 1860s (82 records), 1870s (403 records), 1880s (7 records) and 1890s (1 record).


The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Dublin Community:

*  Active congregations

(4) Pages with photographs.


The following are former, alternative or unofficial names for some of the above congregations:



Other Dublin Jewish Information and Articles

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Dublin by Cecil Roth, 1950 - available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Link to the The Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin

Jewish Encyclopedia article on Dublin by Joseph Jacobs and Isidore Harris, c-1906.


Dublin Jewish Cemeteries Information

  • \Aughavannagh Road (Orthodox) Jewish Cemetery, Dolphin's Barn:

  • Ballybough (Old) Jewish Cemetery, Fairview Strand:


Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)



(The Jewish Year Book 1910)



(The Jewish Year Book 1916)



(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1964)



(The Jewish Year Book 1977)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


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