|Edited by||George H. Carpenter, Robert Lloyd Praeger|
The journal owed its establishment to the efforts of several leading Dublin naturalists, notably George H. Carpenter and R. M. Barrington. The first editors were Carpenter and Robert Lloyd Praeger, of the National Library of Ireland. The journal was supported by a number of societies, including the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland, the Dublin Microscopical Club, the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, and the Dublin Naturalists' Field Club.
The Irish Naturalist was published for 33 years and contained in total over 3000 pages. The journal ceased publication in December 1924. It had been having some financial problems, but the final blow came when Carpenter took up his appointment to the keepership of the Manchester Museum in 1923.
Among notable contributors to The Irish Naturalist were:
- Praeger, Robert Lloyd (1969). The Way that I Went: An Irishman in Ireland. Dublin: Allen Figgis. pp. 10–12.
- Jackson, Patrick Wyse; Peter Wyse Jackson (1992). "The Irish Naturalist: 33 years of natural history in Ireland 1892-1924". Irish Naturalists' Journal. 24 (3): 95–101.
- Irish Naturalists