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Dublin's Old Hebrew Congregation

Dublin, Ireland




Page created: 12 June 2006
Latest update or revision: 28 June 2017


Congregation Data


Dublin's Old Hebrew Congregation


Marlborough Street, Marlborough Green, Dublin from 1746 or, more likely 1762.

Former Address:

Rooms in Crane Lane (now within Wellington Quay) from the late 1600's.

Date Founded:

Community founded in 1660's

Current Status:

Closed in early 1791 (disintegration of congregation - there was to be no formal congregation again in Dublin until 1822.)


Initially Sephardi, but the Ashkenazim and the Sephardim worshipped together. Subsequently, the congregation became increasing Ashkenazi, retaining certain Sephardi customs.


The Congregation's cemetery was at Ballybough, Fairview, which was leased to the Congregation from 1718 (See Dublin Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Dublin home page). As a result of the Congregation's Sephardi roots, when the Congregation was in financial difficulty in 1748, being in arrears with the payment of the rent on the cemetery lease, members of the Bevis Marks Synagaogue (the Spanish & Portuguese Jewish Congregation in the City of London) assisted by actually purchasing the freehold of the cemetery.

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