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JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS IN IRELAND

 
Map of Irish Jewish Communities
Map of Ireland showing every town known to have a Jewish community
and congregation.

NORTHERN IRELAND


The "Province" of Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom, with, at various dates,
its owned devolved parliament or assembly, as well as representation at the UK Parliament in Westminster.
It comprises six of the 32 traditional counties of Ireland.

List of Jewish Communities and Congregations
in Northern Ieland
 

    BELFAST COMMUNITY(1,3,5,6)#

LONDONDERRY

LURGAN

 


 *
  An active congregation, open to public.

 #  Congregation pages recently fully reformatted, with expanded data.

(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.

(7) Pages with lists of Ministers and/or Officers

 

 

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

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.

List of Jewish Communities and Congregations
in the Republic of Ireland
 

          CORK COMMUNITY(1,3,4,5)#

      DUBLIN COMMUNITY(1,4,5)

DUNDALK

LIMERICK

WATERFORD

In addition, there were small Jewish communities
in the towns of Carlow, Drogheda and Leixlip.

 


 *
  An active congregation, open to public.

 #  Congregation pages recently fully reformatted, with expanded data.

(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.

(7) Pages with lists of Ministers and/or Officers

 

 

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Ireland include:

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • 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 (17 records), 1830s (70 records), 1840s (126 records), 1850s (143 records), 1860s (92 records), 1870s (51 records), 1880s (11 records), 1890s (5 records), 1900s (3 records) and 1910s (1 record).

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating generally to the Irish Jewish Community

on JCR-UK

on third parties' websites

(Note: See relevant community home page for articles relating to a specific community)

 

Chief Rabbis of Ireland
with jurisdiction solely throughout the Republic of Ireland (and formerly the Irish Free State)

(To view a short profile of a chief rabbi - hold the curser over his name.)

The office has been vacant since 2008.

 

Jewish Cemeteries in Ireland

There were Jewish cemeteries in each of the following cities in Ireland (for details see the relevant community home page).

(See also IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland )

(See JOWBR - JewishGen Online Worldwide Jewish Burial Project, searching under "Ireland")

 

Ireland Jewish Population Data
This data relates solely to the Republic of Ireland, except for data to 1921, which relates to all Ireland.
(See under Belfast for population data relating solely to Northern Ireland.)

1861

341

1861 Census of Ireland

1871

230

1871 Census of Ireland

1881

472

1881 Census of Ireland

1891

1,779

1891 Census of Ireland

1895

2,000

The Jewish Year Book 1896/7

1901

3,769

1901 Census of Ireland

1915

3,500

The Jewish Year Book 1916

1944

3,800

The Jewish Year Book 1945/46

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

1,430

The Jewish Year Book 2007

2011

2,041

The Irish Times, 13 October 2017

2017

2,557

The Irish Times, 13 October 2017


Communities and congregations researched by David Shulman

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: 19 February 2021

 

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