Forthcoming Events

IRRS : Manchester

At each meeting we hope to have a selection of Irish railway books and magazines on sale. Entry is £3 for IRRS members and £5 non-members. The non member fee is refunded if you join the society on the night. The draft programme is now available to download via the link above, with our first event planned for October 8th .We hope to be able to use a venue in central Manchester. If that is not practical; we plan to hold the talk online. Further details will be placed on this page and the news page; please check back for details or email the branch :

Planned evening and other events are below. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic: venues are to be confirmed, and it may be that events will need to be held online.

All meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, starting at 18:00 for 18:30. Expected to finish by 20:50.

Please do remember to check the branch website  closer to the date for further details:

  • October 8th, IRRS: Manchester evening social. An online gathering and update from the committee setting out the work we’ve done over the summer, Committee Q  & A and a few surprises of Irish railway interest!
  • November 12th, Michael Davis will give us his talk on his first visit to Ireland, a mix of broad and narrow gauge subjects.
  • December 10th , we will have our Christmas Dinner outing with “Gas” Hill talking on his visit to Ulster in 1964.
  • January 14th, Andrew Waldron will give a talk on the fascinating Bord na Mona (BNM) railway system. The BNM has now almost come to and end rail wise and the talk will focus on the history of BNM from 1934 to 2021, the final year.
  • February 11th, Alan O`Rourke is to give us his talk on the North Kerry line.
  • March 11th, Charles Friel will come to give us one of his excellent talks on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland.
  • April 8th,Sean Cain will give a talk on a subject tbc
  • To be confirmed – The Branch is planning a visit to the East Lancashire Railway, to see the former NIR Class 80 (in store at Buckley Well, Bury), and travel on the railway. Details are to be confirmed, if interested, please contact the Branch.
  • To be confirmed – The Branch is also hoping to organise a visit/tour to Northern Ireland in 2021. Those interested in joining the visit, please contact the Branch.