Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) is an all-Ireland interdisciplinary professional organisation which enables research and education on ageing that translate into improved and age-attuned practices and policies.

Founded in 1951, The Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) is one of the oldest multidisciplinary societies in the world concerned with gerontology: the science and study of the ageing process.

We are engaged with research, education and practice in the field of ageing.  This includes the study of changes in older people’s physical and cognitive health, and the social changes people experience as they age.

Our core purpose is to create value by providing leadership in advancing the science and study of ageing. 

Our role is to connect professionals and experts; foster new research; translate research evidence into policy and practice; and disseminate new knowledge to our members, decision-makers and society. In doing this, we drive improvements in the care and wellbeing of older people.