Irish Biblical Association

Who are we?

The members of the Irish Biblical Association are engaged professionally with and/or take a personal interest in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. The Association arranges at least three meetings a year, two in Dublin and one in Belfast. The IBA also has an Annual Conference which includes talks by international scholars, an Emerging Scholars' Forum, where beginning scholars can discuss their studies in an encouraging atmosphere, and our Annual General Meeting. The IBA is a non-denominational body.


Click the events menu for our calendar of current and past conference.


The IBA publishes an annual periodical (The Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association or PIBA). The Publications Committee of the Association is actively engaged in the publication of early Irish commentaries and apocrypha.  



Dr Brad Anderson
Dr Ben Wold
Ms Bernie Baker
Ms Diane Corkery
Dr Katie Heffelfinger
Ms Debra Snoddy
NEW: The IBA Murphy-O'Connor Prize For full info click here.

Our logo was designed and created by Prof Carmel McCarthy, MRIA