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Annual Membership Fees (renewable each June):

Standard Membership €20 
Family Membership €30
Senior Citizen / Student / Unwaged  - (ID  requested) €15



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Follow the appropriate link above to join the Irish Orchid Society.

If you would prefer, you can download the Membership Form (PDF 82k) and send it to us via post.



Field Trips

Being Irish we just love to socialise at any opportunity. Periodically, as an alternative to the Glasnevin meetings, field trips are arranged. Expeditions are led to Bull Island in Dublin (not actually an island but land-linked sand bar created by none other than Captain Bligh of “Mutiny on the Bounty”!), to the famous “Burren” National Park in County Clare and to the north westerly counties of Sligo and Donegal all of which are all popular annual destinations for us in Ireland. We have also travelled to England to visit nurseries and attend shows and build friendships. We are optimistic we can venture further in the coming years.


The society produces a semi-annual newsletter “Pollinia” which is posted out to members. It contains articles and photos from members on anything orchid related and we ravenously crave more material for publishing! The journal also provides the vital function of keeping people, particularly those unable to attend the monthly meetings, updated on the goings on and forthcoming events. It is available to view online at www.pollinia.org

We would be delighted to hear from international orchidophiles and do pay us a visit if you are on vacation in Europe’s friendliest city, Dublin.