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Page created by David Shulman: 21 August 2005
Page redesigned by Louise Messik: November 2011
Page further redesigned and map added by David Shulman: May 2014
Latest revision or update: 15 December 2015


Map of Ireland showing every town that ever had a Jewish community
and congregation.


The "Province" of Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom

          BELFAST COMMUNITY(1,3,5)



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

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.



The Republic of Ireland is an independent sovereign nation.  However, the whole of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom until 1922 and all of the Jewish communities in Ireland and many of the congregations were first established prior to that date.  Members of the Irish Jewish community still maintain very close religious, cultural, social and family ties with the Jewish communities in the United Kingdom.  Accordingly, the communities and congregations in the Republic of Ireland, both past and present, are included in this website, notwithstanding the fact that they fall within an area that is no longer part of the United Kingdom.

      CORK COMMUNITY(3,4,5)




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

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.



Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Ireland include:


Dublin - 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 cities or towns in Ireland during the 1770s (2 records), 1790s (1 record), 1800s (6 records), 1810s (10 records); 1820s (15 records), 1830s (68 records), 1840s (125 records), 1850s (141 records), 1860s (89 records), 1870s (44 records), 1880s (10 records), 1890s (3 records) and 1900s (2 records).

Articles on the Irish Jewish Community

5618 and All That - The Jewish Cemetery Fairview Strand - an article (PDF file) and photographs on the Ballybough Jewish Cemetery, Dublin, and its history.

Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Ireland by Joseph Jacobs and L. Hühner, c-1906.

Jewish Population Data

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

Other Irish Jewish Information

Bibliography and other sources

IAJGS Cemetery Project - Ireland Cemeteries Information

Irish Jewish Community Website

The Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin

Irish Jewish Roots

Explanations of Terms Used

Communities and congregations researched by David Shulman



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