Irish Jesuit Archives

Welcome to the catalogue of archival descriptions relating to the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in Ireland from 1575 onwards. This includes material on administration, chaplaincy, education, individual Jesuits, the MacErlean Transcripts (1527-1774), missions and residences. Use the search box with names or keywords to find particular records, the browse option or Collections, Names, Subjects and Places.

This catalogue is a work in progress, and a guide to searching and glossary to Jesuit terms will be forthcoming. The majority of material pre-1958 is accessible. Please contact [email protected] with any archival queries (December 2021). AtoM (acronym for Access to Memory) is a fully web-based archival description application that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards.


Catalogue of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly available on Offaly History.

Irish Script on Screen, ISOS has digitised five of the nine 'lámhscríbhinn Ghaeilge i gcartlann na nÍosánach'.

Publications: The Jesuit Irish Mission: A Calendar of Correspondence, 1566–1752 and Irish Jesuit Annual Letters, 1604–1674.

ARSI (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu), the archives of the central government for the worldwide Society of Jesus.

Future Cataloguing (2022):

Irish Jesuit Jesuit Chaplains in the Vocational Educational Committee Colleges, Dublin;

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association;

Mungret College, Limerick;

Irish Jesuit Mission books of the Pre-Suppression period.