Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive (Armagh Archdiocese Archives)

Enquiries to: The Director
Access: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Mon-Fri.

Description of collections:

  • Archives of the archdiocese of Armagh, including the correspondence of archbishops and documents relating to parishes and clergy, 1787-1953.
  • The library and archive also hold a large collection of religious and historical artefacts relating to the area covered by the archdiocese of Armagh.
  • Irish Overseas Archive: c.250,000 documents, mainly typescripts and transcripts (many with translations) relating to the Irish in continental Europe, especially France and Spain, sixteenth-nineteenth century.
  • Ulster GAA archive, including minutes of the Ulster Council of the GAA from 1917, minutes of county boards, sub boards and clubs largely from Counties Armagh and Tyrone and an extensive collection of national, provincial and county championship match programmes.
  • Louis O’Kane archive: several hundred hours of recordings made with veterans of the War of Independence including a number of national figures.
  • Human Rights archive: (partially open) this is largely comprised of the papers of Sister Sarah Clarke, prison reformer campaigner, and Monsignors Denis Faul and Raymond Murray. Access to this archive is limited due to the confidential nature of much of the material. Access is by prior arrangement only.
  • Irish Manuscripts collection: c.40 manuscripts dating from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries collected by various academics. The contents mainly reflect the poetic tradition of south Ulster during that period although some items are also of a religious nature.

Address: 15 Moy Road, Armagh, BT61 7LY.
Telephone: (02837) 522981