Enquiries to: The Archivist, St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Access: By appointment. Researchers are advised to consult the microfilm copies of the documents in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin. Facilities are also provided to read the microfilm copies of the documents in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Permission is required to consul the material but is readily given to bona-fide researchers.
Description of collections: Cashel Diocesan Archives contain large collections of the papers of the archbishops of Cashel since the early eighteenth century. These papers are an important source for the history of the archdiocese of Cashel as well as containing much material of national interest. The archives contain only a small number of items which are pre-eighteenth century. The material is catalogued under the names of the various archbishops of Cashel since the eighteenth century. At present the archives are accessible up to the death of Archbishop Croke in 1903.
The archives also contain the Skehan Index of clergy of the archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.
Further material belonging to the Cashel Diocesan Archives is in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, where it may be consulted by arrangement. This material, the Skehan and Fogarty papers, consists of two large collections of handwritten historical, biographical and genealogical notes relevant to the ecclesiastical and civil history of the archdiocese of Cashel and surrounding areas since the eighteenth century. The material has been digitised and is available on CD in the Tipperary Joint Libraries, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.