reply to post by johnny c
I am not sure about how it is done in Dublin, but it sounds similar to the US. Each lodge meets at least once per month, sometimes more. It isn't
based on anything like the moon, it is just a convenient night that allows for the most attendance. My Lodge meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Many times we meet on other nights for specific business like conducting degrees or doing education, but the 2nd Tuesday never changes.
As for the numbers, they are just for when the Lodge was chartered. My lodge is Robert Butler Lodge #305. In other words we named our lodge after an
admired Mason from the area, and we were the 305 lodge chartered in Florida. Just up the street is Jackson Lodge #1 !! That is a coveted and admired
number and it is often contested, because the original 3 lodges applied at the same time and Jackson got lucky and got the #1 designation, but the
other two lodges were actually in existence longer.
Hope that helps. You could just randomly attend a lodge about an hour before the stated meeting time, they will be eating dinner, and they will
welcome you in and answer your questions. Maybe try two or three and then apply to your favorite.