Local Humanist Groups

If you want to set up a Humanist Group in your area, please make contact with us first at [email protected], to learn if there is already a group serving your area.

If there is a group you wish to attend, you can support our work by joining here.

Below is a list of the local humanist groups in Ireland, going clock-wise from Dublin.

North Dublin Humanist Community

The North Dublin Humanist Community will be meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month from now on (mostly in Hedigans in Phibsborough, also known as the Brian Boru) so our next meeting will be Monday 21st November and we now have a space upstairs (turn right at the top of the stairs). If for some reason we’re not upstairs (because sometimes they may have a paid gig) we’ll be downstairs.
Please email [email protected] for further information and to be included on the group’s email list.


South Dublin Humanist Community

The South Dublin Humanist Community meets monthly at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.  Further details from Brian Whiteside at  [email protected] or phone 086-384 8940.


Dublin South Central Humanists

Meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre (the coffee concourse). John Leahy and Terry Crilly would like to encourage any Humanist members, or like-minded people drawing broadly from the areas of Dublin 6, 6W, 2, 8, 10, 12, and 14, to join them for a social chat, exchange of views etc. and from there we can develop into an active discussion group along the lines already successful local groups in many areas around the country. [email protected]


North Kildare Humanists

The North Kildare Group of the Humanist Association Of Ireland meet on the second Monday of every month at 7.30 p.m. upstairs in Lock 13, Sallins, Co Kildare for a friendly discussion and talks on various topics.

Contact Roseanne at 0892338146 or email [email protected] for information.

Humanist Meath

meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.00 pm in the Green Room at the CastleArch Hotel in Trim. Contact Amy McGrath at [email protected] for more information.


Kilkenny Humanists 

Members from Laois, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny and Kildare meet on the second Friday of the month at 8.00 p.m at the River Court Hotel, Bridge Street, Kilkenny. Contact: [email protected]  or [email protected]


Waterford Humanists 

The Waterford Group of the Humanist Association Of Ireland meets on the third Wednesday of every month on the third Monday of the month in the Cove Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford at 7.30pm. Contact Teresa at 086 8776307 for information.

Contact Teresa at 086 8776307 for information.


Cork Humanists 

The group meet on the first Wednesday of the month in a new location upstairs in Meade’s Bar, 126, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City and our meeting room is upstairs.  City at 7.30 pm.

There will be a July meeting, no August meeting (vacation time) and thereafter monthly from September.

Details are also on http://corkhumanists.weebly.com/ or you can contact Geraldine O’Neill on 086 812 8892.


West Cork Humanists

Please email [email protected] for information.


Mid-West Humanists

Includes people from Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary area who meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm in Limerick – at the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick. Meeting notice at www.midwesthumanists.com. For more information contact Peter O’Hara on 086 8155102 or email [email protected].


Humanists West

The Group serves Galway and surrounding areas, and meet in Galway City on the last Sunday of each month. Please note the change of venue: we are now meeting in the Anno Santo Hotel, Threadneedle Road, Salthill, Galway. The meetings start at 12 noon.


Westport Humanists

Westport Humanists meet in the Park Terrace Wine Bar of the Wyatt Hotel at the Octagon in Westport at 12 o’clock on the second Sunday of every month.  The group has a facebook page. Contact Séamus O’Connell on 087 245 35 36 or email [email protected] for further details


North-West Humanists 

North West Humanists meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Riverside Hotel, Sligo. Convenor Gill Bell. Mobile: 0872958206. Email: [email protected]; Facebook: North West Humanists


North Coast Humanists

meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6. 30 pm in the foyer of Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. New faces are welcome. For more information, contact: [email protected]com  or 07818036404.