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Freemasons in Ireland

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  • William Thomas Braithwaite (1844 - 1918)
    William Thomas Braithwaite (14 April 1844 – 22 January 1918) was a northern Irish businessman, Freemason, and marksman. He was the co-founder of the public house chain of Braithwaite & McCann which eve...
  • David La Touche III (1729 - 1817)
    of Marley Co Dublin. PC,MP Gov. Bank of Ireland 1783-9. 6 sons 5 dausref ILG* " R.W.Bro. The Right Hon. David LaTouche, Deputy Grand Master, 1767. ", Irish Masonic History and Jewels* " Mr David Latouc...
  • Charles Spencer Canning Boyle, 10th Earl of Cork (1861 - 1925)
    Charles Spencer Canning Boyle, 10th Earl of Cork and Orrery (24 November 1861 – 25 March 1925), styled Viscount Dungarvan until 1904, was an Irish soldier and peer.Lord Dungarvon was a Deputy Lieutenan...

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Freemasons, or simply "Masons," have been present in Ireland since the 1700s and today can be found throughout the nation in civic and community roles. Much discussion of their history in the nation can be found in this excellent Wikipedia article.

Although the most famous Freemasons have been presidents, CEOs, and other public figures, the vast majority of Freemasons were and are small-town members working in their own communities to advance Masonic principles and traditions. Due to their esoteric nature, they have also been the recipients of much inquiry and curiosity over the years. More information on Freemasons can be found via Wikipedia.

This project does not seek to determine whether Masons are "good" or "bad," and instead is merely interested in Masons for historical and genealogical purposes.

Project Guidelines

What & What Not to Add

This project aims to connect all of the confirmed Irish Freemasons on Geni. The Masons added to the project should have their membership confirmed by themselves or their Lodges (primary documentation), or by reputable scholars (secondary documentation). If you are using Internet resources to find lists of Masons, be sure to use only reputable, sourced ones.

Please note: For the purposes of this project, being an "Irish Freemason" means being a member of an Irish Masonic Lodge. That means that some "Irish" Masons may originally be from other nations.

IMPORTANT!

If the man was a member of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, please add the profile to that subproject instead of this one.

If the man was a member of a different Lodge, or if you don't know the specific Lodge, please add the profile here.

Please do not add profiles to both projects; it is unnecessary and creates clutter.

In this project, please do add:

  • Profiles for people confirmed to be members of Irish Lodges other than the Grand Lodge
  • Lodge names/numbers in the "About Me" field on their profile whenever possible
  • Sources in the "About Me" field on their profile

Please do not add:

  • "Suspected" or rumored Masons
  • Names from conspiracy theory websites
  • Members only of the Grand Lodge (see above)
  • Irishmen who were Masons only through Lodges outside Ireland
  • Members only of affiliated organizations (like the Order of the Eastern Star)

Research Tips & Suggestions

Ben M. Angel has shared with us some excellent on-line resources you can use to research Masonic ancestors. Please see his discussion thread for more detailed information on working with local lodges.

The best place to start is A Page About Freemasonry, the world's oldest Masonic website. It posts no genealogical information, but does have lots of good general information about Masons and how to contact state and local lodges.

Questions?

If you have any questions or comments, please use the Discussions link at the top right.