Irish Jesuit Archives

Irish Jesuit Archives

Irish Jesuit Archives

Enquiries to: Archivist
Access: Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm; 2pm-4.30pm. By advance appointment only

 

The Irish Jesuit Archives (IJA) contains the records of the Jesuits in Ireland from 1575 onwards. The archives primary role is to preserve and protect the memory of Irish Jesuits. It acts as a bridge between past, present and future. The archives exist in a wide variety of formats: paper records; photographs; microfilm; film; tape recordings and digitally born records.

 

Major collections:

  • Colleges: Lisbon, Poitiers, Rome, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville
  • Chaplains: VEC Colleges, Emigrants in Britain, WW1, WW2
  • Education: Belvedere College, Clongowes Wood College, Coláiste Iognáid Galway, Crescent College Limerick, Gonzaga College, Mungret College, St. Declan’s, St. Stanislaus College Tullabeg, Catholic University, University College Dublin
  • Individual Jesuits: Over 800 individual files on Irish Jesuits (1814-1983)
  • Administration: Letters (1806-), Provincials’ Correspondence (1831-), Visitations (1817-), Provincial Congregations (1832-), Retreats and Missions (1834-), Accounts (1760-), Catalogues (1817-)
  • Residences: Dromore, Emo Court, Gardiner Street, John Austin House, Killiney Castle, Leeson Street, Loyola House, Manresa House, Milltown Park, Rathfarnham Castle, Tullabeg, University Hall
  • MacErlean Transcripts cover the years from 1527 to 1774 and include documents relating to ministries in Ireland and abroad.
  • Missions: Australia, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Zambia
  • Non-Jesuit: St. Oliver Plunkett (1625-1681), Francis Sylvester O’ Mahony (1804-1866), Judge John O’ Hagan (1822-1890), Edward Boyd Barrett (1883-1966), Eugene O’ Curry (1796-1862), Rev. Dr. Charles William Russell (1812-1880), John Henry Newman (1801-1890), Peter Talbot, Archbishop of Dublin (1618-1680), General Sir Thomas Kelly-Kenny (1840-1914)
  • Sodalities: Sodality of Our Lady and Christian Life Communities (1863-1983)
  • Special Collections: Daniel O’ Connell Letters (1833-1840), Archbishop Butler MS Book [1737], Bishop Laurence Nihil Manuscript 17[59]-17[95], Manuscripts in Irish – described by an tAthair Pádraig Ó Fiannachta in Clár Lámhscríbhínní Gaelige Leabharlanna na Cléire… (1980)

 

Address: 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Telephone number: +00353 (0)1 7758569
Email: archivessj@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jesuitarchives.ie

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