From A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood
1680 The Hibernian Catch Club (still flourishing).
1716 Charitable Musical Society (of the "Bull's Head").
1723 St. Cecilia Celebrations.
1724 Charitable Musical Society (of the "Bear").
1729 Anacreotic Society (d. 1865).
1740 Philharmonic Society (the old Philharmonic).
1742 Charitable Musical Society (of Crow-street).
1742 Vicar-street Society.
1752 Charitable Musical Society (for "decayed musicians").
1757 Academy of Music (d. 1765).
1765 Amicable Catch Club.
1767 Mecklenburgh Musical Society.
1810 Sons of Handel.
1813 Dublin Glee Club.
1826 Philharmonic Society (the new Philharmonic).
1834 Antient Concerts (d. 1863).
1836 Dublin Choral Society.
1837 Dublin University Choral Society (still flourishing).
1841 Sacred Harmonic Society.
1845 Amateur Harmonic Club.
1846 Dublin Madrigal Society.
1852 Royal Choral Institute.
1865 The Strollers (d. 1903).
1876 Dublin Musical Society (d. 1902).
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