The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Principal Investigators

Rose Anne Kenny
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

Data Contact

Ann Hever


Setting: Dublin, Ireland
Start Date: October, 2009 to February, 2011
End Date: ongoing
Participants: 8178 individuals aged 50+ years at baseline (+329 younger)
Assessment Schedule: Baseline and 3 follow-ups (Wave 4 in 2016) 
Measures: (1) Demographics; (2) Social circumstances; (3) Physical health; (4) Mental health; (5) Cognitive health, including neuropsychological tests; (6) Behavioural health

Further Information

  • Further information: (1) Kearney et al. Cohort Profile: The Irish Longitudinal
    Study on Ageing. Int J Epidemiol. 2011;40:877-884. (2) Donoghue et al. Cohort Profile Update: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Int J Epidemiol. 2018;47:1398-1398I.