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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 replaced by Ashkenazi Jews
 


Search the Database

The records in the database associated with Dublin include:

Burials

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

(1) Congregation records (as listed) in Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the congregation.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.
 

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

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Articles on the Dublin Jewish Community
 

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

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

 

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Jewish Cemetery Information
 

Ballybough Jewish Cemetery, Fairview Strand, Dublin
       Article - "5618 and All That" (PDF file) and Photographs
       (For Database - see above)

IAJGS - International Jewish Cemetery Project - Dublin

 

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Jewish Population Data
 

1895
1909
1915
1944
1946
1955
1965
1975
1976 
2004 
2006 
-  2,000 (The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)
-  2,700 (The Jewish Year Book 1910)
-  3,500 (The Jewish Year Book 1916)
-  3,500 (The Jewish Year Book 1945-6)
-  5,211 (The Jewish Year Book 1947)
-  5,200 (The Jewish Year Book 1956)
-  3,600 (The Jewish Year Book 1966)
-  2,800 (The Jewish Year Book 1976)
-  2,100 (The Jewish Year Book 1977)
-  1,790 (The Jewish Year Book 2005)
-  1,500 (The Jewish Year Book 2007)

 

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Other Dublin Jewish Information

The Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin

Bibliography and other sources

Ireland Home Page

Explanations of Terms Used
 

 
 


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