About Us – ‘The Irish Section’

A large number of Huguenot Societies have been established around the world to further interest in the Huguenots and to keep their story alive.
The Irish Section of the ‘Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland’ was set up in 1987 to collect information about – and to further interest in – Huguenots and their history – and in particular, the history of those who took refuge in Ireland.

What we do

The Irish Section arranges a programme of events each year, holding lectures, seminars, walks and visits to Huguenot-related venues. Regular Newsletters are also issued to members and our Annual General Meeting is held each year around May/June. Members of the Irish Section also receive a copy of the The Huguenot Society Journal and other Huguenot-related materials which are produced in London for the wider membership of the ‘Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland’.

Committee

The Members of your Irish Section Committee (2015 – 2016) are:

Jane McKee (Chair
Elizabeth Bicker (Hon Secretary)
Anne Cobine (Hon Treasurer)
Marie Leoutre (Assistant Treasurer)
Vicky La Touche-Price (Website)
John Maiben Gilmartin
Tommy Barr
Pat Mercer
Ken Ryan
Eugenie Carr
Albert Fenton
Martin Bernon

If you would like to join the committee, please let Elizabeth Bicker know and then your name will be proposed at the next AGM. We’d love to have a few more volunteers – so please do think about it.


Activities

A Huguenot Service is held annually at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin in memory of the many Huguenot refugees and their descendants who worshipped there and in other churches around the country.

This website and the printed information leaflet ‘The Huguenots in Ireland’ is provided by the Irish Section.

A Huguenot Family Archive has been set up in Dublin where members may deposit material related to their own Huguenot Ancestors so that it may be made available to researchers and the public generally. Visit the Huguenot Family Archive section of this website for more information.

Anyone with an interest in Huguenots and specifically, Irish Huguenots, is welcome to join.

Join the Irish Section of the Society.

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