About Us

Established in 1949, the IGS is a registered Irish Charity.  Our society was established in 1949, making us one of the oldest gerontological societies in the world. We are members of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Our core purposes are:

  • Creation and dissemination of education and research in the study of ageing
  • Promoting a better understanding by the general public of ageing and related issues

The IGS is a national, multidisciplinary professional society. Membership is available to:

  • Health and social-care professionals
  • Academics involved in the study of ageing
  • Those concerned with advocacy for older people

The IGS is comprised of two voluntary standing committees (The IGS Executive Committee and the IGS Scientific Committee) and a membership group spread throughout the island of Ireland.

There are two membership grades: ‘Ordinary’ or ‘Associate’. Associate membership is available to those who are resident outside Ireland and the UK.

Our activities include an annual scientific meeting which is held each September, the hosting of a series of seminars and study days, and the publication of newsletters.

If you would like to become a member of the Irish Gerontological Society please contact:

Miriam Ahern

Tel: 00 353 (0)86 804 4595
Email: miriam.ahern@irishgerontology.com

Please note: membership is also awarded with registration for the Scientific Meeting each year.