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The Republic of Ireland (previously the Irish Free State), an independent sovereign nation, was formed in 1922, consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland. Previously all of Ireland had been part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as a result of the Act of Union of 1801 between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland. Prior to the Act of Union, Great Britain (and previously, England) had effectively ruled over Ireland for several centuries.
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY Jewish Ireland Website: http://www.jewishireland.org: "There are approximately 700 Jewish families in Republic of Ireland, the majority of whom are based in Dublin. The community in Dublin still boasts two Orthodox and one Progressive Synagogue, a Mikveh, Jewish school, Talmud Torah, Museum and Kosher butcher. There are also a number of active Youth and Zionist organisations. The Irish Jewish community is lively, vibrant and optimistic for the future." [January 2001]
[UPDATE]Despite dwindling numbers, Ireland's Jewish community celebrates a rich history [January 2017]
The Jewish Community and Synagogues of the Republic of Ireland (past and present) on the JCR-UK website.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain website - http://www.jgsgb.org.uk
Chief Rabbi of Ireland
See also: http://www.haruth.com/JewsIreland.html [October 2000]
Military Graves: Information for Dublin may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, Mrs. Beverley Davis, P.O. Box 255, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia. Please include 3 international reply coupons when requesting information.