The Irish Vintage Radio and Sound Society was formed in Sept. 1989 and the present membership stands at approx. 30 members. The aim of the Society is to foster an interest in the collection and restoration of Valve Radios, Crystal Sets, Telephones, Wind-up Gramophones, Phonographs, Vintage TV and all associated sound items. The Society meets at regular intervals in Coolmine (beside Blanchardstown), if you like to attend please email us at IrishVintageRadio@gmail.com
Initially radios were sold/maintained in bicycle shopsFor further information regarding the Irish Vintage Radio and Sound Society contact us via IrishVintageRadio@gmail.com
We regularly attend fairs to show what we collect.
In our 2016 exhibition we showed “Communications and Home Entertainment from 1916”. and this related to
the REMEMBER theme for 1916. This was an interactive display which
showed the means of communication and also the means of home
entertainment from 1916. It featured period telephones,
telegraph/morse instruments plus a full range of phonograph, gramophone
and music box entertainment from the period. The idea was to give all age groups
an understanding of the home entertainment choices and communication
methods in both rural and urban Ireland in 1916.
The exhibition was running in The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The items on display were all working models with suitable music from the period.
The Society was previously involved with exhibitions at Dun Laoghaire Garda Siochana Community Day, Cabinteely House, Airfield Farm Victorian Garden Party, Dun Laoghaire 1500 Celebrations.”The Forgotten Irish” Glasthule Community Centre, Moynalty Steam Rally, the pre1950’s Hollywood Fair in county Wicklow, Prawn Festival Howth, Wells House Victorian Day Dalkey Vintage Day and the Trim Hay Making Festival.
If your organisation/ business is interested hosting
this display please contact the Irish Vintage Radio and Sound Society via IrishVintageRadio@gmail.com
Please find below some of the previous displays: