Founded in 1926, the Methodist Historical Society of Ireland encourages people to explore, preserve and promote an understanding of Irish Methodist history and heritage. As the only Society in Ireland dedicated to Methodist history it is home to many hundreds of printed and manuscript items. Its unique collection encompasses more than 250 years of Irish Methodism’s history – from its eighteenth-century origins to the contributions of its present-day members.
The Society has become the first port of call for students living in Ireland and overseas interested in the documentation and study of Irish Methodist history. Its unrivalled collection of Irish Methodist printed pamphlets and periodicals, and original manuscript collections of correspondence, diaries and journals of Irish Methodists provide a rich resource for all who wish to explore the story of how Methodism arrived and contributes to life in Ireland today.
For those interested in their Methodist family history there is a large and growing collection of local church registers from around the island of Ireland, together with microfilms of Methodist registers of Northern Ireland circuits.