Freemasonry is one of the worlds oldest fraternal non-political, non-sectarian societies. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can have a belief in a Supreme Being and who are of good repute. According to the legends which form part of the tradition of Freemasonry, the fraternity dates back to the time of the construction of King Solomon's Temple
The Grand Lodge of Ireland describes Freemasonry as:

"Freemasonry is kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another and reverence and love for God.
Freemasonry is many things, but above all, Freemasonry is a way of life."

Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. Its essential qualification opens it to men of many religions and it expects them to continue to follow their own faith. At every Lodge meeting under the Irish constitution the Holy Bible known to Freemasons as 'The Volume of the Sacred Law' must be in evidence and open.

Discussion on politics or religion is not permitted at Masonic meetings as either can be a cause of dissension.

A Freemason is encouraged to do his duty first to his God through his faith and religious practice; to conform to the laws of the land in which he resides; and then, without detriment to his family and those dependent on him, to show care for his neighbour through charity and service.

Interested in Joining

The Grand Lodge of Ireland website offers advice and information for those interested in joining, just follow the link below:-