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Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway

Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway. Receipts include church collections, intentions, pensions (record of the payment of school fees entered as paid, in instalments). Expenses include travel, food (butter, bread, vegetables, meat, fish, and fowl) stamps, milk, oil, candles, wages, printing and clothing repairs. Also includes handwritten inserts of expenses such as Gas (January 1892).

Material relating to Fr John Mallin SJ

  • IE IJA J/240/1
  • File
  • 11 July 1924 - April 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr John Mallin SJ including short CVs (1942; 1965; 1974), documents regarding entry to the Society (details of baptism and medical reports), medical reports, small number of letters written from Germany by Fr Mallin (1963-66) and Spain (1973-74) and obituary from the 'Irish Province News' (April 1977).

Material relating to Fr Joseph McCarthy SJ

  • IE IJA J/277/1
  • File
  • 1 June 1930 - 2 February 1946
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Joseph McCarthy SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record, photograph (1938) and application to join the Society.

File relating to Fr Terence Sheridan SJ

File relating to Fr Terence Sheridan SJ, including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, photocopies of newspaper cuttings, and photographs.

New building at St Ignatius College, Galway

File of correspondence and copies of documents related to the new building at St Ignatius College, Galway and subsequent work done on the building including the staircase and window frames. Includes copy of correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial Laurence J. Kieran and Rectors, Fr John MacSheahan SJ and Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway regarding the new building and differences of opinion about plans; copy of garden agreement between Kate Egan, Sea Road, Galway, Thomas Byrne, 3 Ely Place, Galway and Fr John MacSheahan SJ, (Rector), St. Ignatius College, Galway (March 1937); consultors’ opinions on the new building and acquiring property; plan of St Ignatius College and Church with new building shaded (October 1937); tenders for Galway building (17 May 1938); proposals and contracts for work; receipts; sketch of the present altar; guarantees; particulars of work carried out; correspondence between Neil H. Nolan Electrical & Radio, 2 Ardilaun Road, Clonliffe Road, Dublin and Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ,(Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway.

Notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the history of the Jesuits in Galway

Volumes of handwritten notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ charting the history of the Jesuits in Galway: ‘The fragments gathered in this book deal with the Society in Galway. 1: From the time Fr Holywood was appointed Superior of the Irish Mission in 1598 down to the Suppression of the Soc[iety]. 2: From the coming of Fr Haly as Superior of a Residence and School to Galway in 1859.’ Includes inserts of hand drawn maps of Galway; local history notes; photographs and newspaper clippings; Fr Rabbitte traces the history of the Jesuits in Galway through the use of primary material which are quoted and his knowledge of Jesuit history. Details Superiors of the College and Residence in Galway; Directors of the Confra[ternity] of the Sacred Heart; list of priests educated at St Ignatius College, Galway. Early photograph of St Ignatius Church, Galway and St Ignatius College Athletic Sports at Merlin Park.

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Register of the Apostleship of Prayer and Confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St Ignatius, Galway

Bound handwritten register of the female and male members of the Apostleship of Prayer and Confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Includes lists of promoters; inserts of a Certificate of Enrolment to the Apostleship of Prayer of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1877); list of books in library used for different subjects: Latin, Greek, Theology, Physics, German, Jesuitica, Mathematics. English Literature, Periodicals and Religion (1633-1918).

With signatures and practice handwriting by Daniel Leap[e], Bolart, Clara, King's County, 9 October 1912 and James Dolan, Roscommon.

File relating to Fr Patrick J Walsh SJ

  • IE IJA J/436/1
  • File
  • 21 June 1928-4 June 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr Patrick J Walsh SJ concerning his work in Africa, his health, application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, photograph and obituary.

‘Mass Intention Book’ for St Ignatius, Galway

Ledger style notebooks with printed headings and tables and handwritten entries for Mass Intentions, St Ignatius, Galway. Divided by month. The tables detail those for whom the Masses are said; the priest who said the Masses in each case, the amount of money received, and remarks.

Property at Renmore, Galway

File relating to the land at Renmore belonging to the Jesuit Fathers at St Ignatius’ Galway. Includes précis of evidence between the Jesuit Fathers and Galway Corporation and correspondence between W.B Gavin & Co. Solicitors, Fr Robert McGoran SJ, Galway and Donal O’ Buachall & Co. Ltd.

McGoran, Robert O, 1920-2007, Jesuit priest

Album to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College

Photographic album mainly related to the events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes photographs of: Jesuit residences; the President of Ireland, Eamon de Valera with members of the Jesuit community; photocopies of photograph of the Hurling team and Irish Speakers in 1904 taken from ‘The Ignatian’; Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ; pasted inserts of receipts from 1879 to 1895 for cleaning, stained glass windows of 2 lights and tracery and missal stand; group photograph of the St Ignatius Gaelic Football team of 1935-1936.

Connacht Tribune, newspaper

Roll book of pupils for St Ignatius College, Galway

Handwritten roll book of pupils at St Ignatius College, Galway. Entries are arranged under headings by pupil names, dates of attendance and remarks which details pupil, addresses, term dates, school notices and dates of birth. Includes pasted insert of results of Collegiate Easter examinations (1900). Front and back cover of volume are detached.

File relating to Fr Daniel J Shields SJ

  • IE IJA J/404/1
  • File
  • 6 August 1936-20 February 1986
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr Daniel J Shields SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, personal record, application to join the Society and photograph.

Mounted print of St Stanislaus Kostka

Mounted photographic print of the death scene of St Stanislaus Kostka at Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, Italy. Pasted on the rear of the print, Fr F. O’ Connor OSF refers to ‘according to the faculties given to me, I Fr[iar] O’ Connor, vicar of the cross, with annexedindulgences, created in orders of St. Ignatius according to the rules and regulations 10 [May] 1742. Signed by Fr F. O’ Connor OSF, The Abbey, Galway.

Building plans for the proposed additions to St Ignatius College, Galway

File of drawings of the building plans for the proposed additions to St Ignatius College, Galway. Includes letter from J. A. Kenny & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Eglington street, Galway returning the drawings to Fr Fergus O'Keeffe SJ (Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway (15 October 1970). The drawings of the ‘new’ community consist of: ground floor plan, first floor plan, top floor plan and elevations. Premises are surrounded by William street to the south and Raleigh row to the north. Plans illustrate new and existing properties: library, rooms, bath, W.C, lavatory, chapel, sanctuary, sacristy, store, cubicle, brother’s recreation room, lobby, corridor and present rooms. Scale is given and directional arrow. Ink and colour washes on paper. Material includes three drawings which give alternative additions to St Ignatius College: first floor plan, top floor plan and ground plan. Orientation and scale is given.

Photograph of Jesuit community in library, St Ignatius, Galway

Black and white group photograph of the community at St Ignatius, Galway, taken in the library by Yann Studios. Names supplied by Fr Brian Grogan SJ. Also, three transparencies with the community having dinner and coffee.

Back row, from left: - , Mac Mathuna, - , Fr Jim Christian SJ, Br Michael Crowe, Fr Sean O'Duibhir SJ, Mr Brian Grogan SJ, - , Fr Peader Feeney SJ, Br Andrew Colgan SJ, Br Francis Bonfield SJ, - .

Sitting: Fr Richard Butler SJ, Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ, Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ, Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ, Fr Edward Andrews SJ, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ (Rector), Fr Michael McGrath SJ (Minister), Fr Bob McGoran SJ, - , Fr Sean Mallin SJ and Fr Kieran Ward SJ.

Yann Studios, photographers

‘Record of 25 years of Weekly Offices etc…and some accounts’ at St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten register of the dates, times and names of priest who offered Mass at St Ignatius Church, Galway. Includes accounts for St Ignatius Church, ‘received and payments’, which includes, for example, entries under the following headings; alms; stipends; collections; grants; cash for cheques; food; lights; travel; stationary.

Triennial Documents, 1933 - 1936

Documents for:

  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Catalogue of those apt for governing (Catalogus Aptorum ad Gubernandum);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum) et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours(Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum);
  • Examples of Deeds (Exemplar Contractus Perpetui);
  • Supplement to First and Second Catalogue (Supplementum Triennale ad Catalogum Personarum Primum & Secundum).

Letter from Ulick Joseph Bourke, President of St Jarlath's College, Tuam to Fr Robert Kelly SJ on a matter discussed by him

Letter from Ulick Joseph Bourke, President of St Jarlath's College, Tuam to Fr Robert Kelly SJ. Refers to a matter discussed by him and Fr Kelly when the latter was on a visit, and relates that he brought it up with Archbishop McHale, who agreed to give him another formula of approbation for Fr Kelly.

Bourke, Ulick Joseph, 1829-1887, catholic priest, Irish-language revivalist, teacher, and antiquarian

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account).for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Calendar for Coláiste Iognáid

‘Féilire 1956 – 57’; ‘Féilire 1958 - 59’; Coláiste Iognáid, S.J., Gallimh’. Calendar for Coláiste Iognáid which details the forthcoming events during the year (In Irish).

Notes on the history of the Jesuits in Galway

Typed notes on the history of the Jesuits in Galway by [Fr Paddy O'Kelly SJ]. Includes reference to books in Waterford and Carlow College which belonged to the Jesuit residences of Galway, New Ross and Dublin and book on the Jesuit residence at Athlone in Galway. Note by Rupert Coyle SJ (17 January 1964); list of priests educated at St Ignatius College, Galway; list of furnishings of St Ignatius Church.

Coyle, Rupert F H, 1896-1978, Jesuit priest

Coláiste Iognáid, Galway class photograph

Coláiste Iognáid, Galway class group, which includes three girls. Front row, l-r: Liam Greene SJ, Thomas MacMahon SJ, Mr Aidan Ryder, Patrick Tyrrell SJ (Headmaster), Mr Alexander [Eatern] (Deputy Head), Edward Diffely SJ, Padraig Folen and Kevin O'Rourke SJ.

Material relating to teaching through Irish at St Ignatius College, Galway

A file relating to teaching through Irish. Includes a letter from Fr John Egan SJ, to editor of 'An Claidheamh Soluis', promoting the teaching of Irish [1912], naming the Irish teachers at St Ignatius College and that the 'Claidheamh' is mad throughout the school. Includes a detailed letter from Fr Francis McSwiggan SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran, SJ explaining why he thinks Irish is not suitable as a medium for teaching other subjects ([ ] May 1940, 4pp),

Letter from J. J. O'Neill, Intermediate Education Board for Ireland to Irish Fr Provincial concerning St Ignatius College, Galway

Letter from J. J. O'Neill, Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, 2 Kenilworth Square, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning St Ignatius College, Galway. Remarks that he feels the school can be a success.

Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, 1878-1924

Newspaper article on 17th century altar stone

Photocopy of newspaper article from The Irish Times entitled ‘Work on historical Galway shop ordered to stop’ which references an altar stone belonging to the Jesuits during the 17th century which had been smashed by Cromwell.

Irish Times Limited, 1859-

School Attendance Committee, Galway

Minutes of School Attendance Committee meetings in Galway City, which references parents served with notices for failure to send children to school. Includes list of members of the board - no Jesuit involved. Note on front 'Has nothing to do with house but came to us probably through Fr A. O'Reilly. His uncle Canon Nestor was chairman at the end'. Index at rear of volume, and two inserts from parents outlining reasons for failure to send to school (1926).

Page with Jesuit community at St Ignatius, Galway

Page from publication with a black and white group photograph of the Jesuit community at St Ignatius, Galway, at the turn of the century. Taken outside in two rows.

Back: Br William Canty SJ, Fr Stanislaus MacLoughlin SJ, Fr William Byrne SJ, Br James O'Grady SJ.

Front: Fr Richard Rochford SJ, Fr Patrick O'Reilly SJ, Fr Henry Foley SJ, Fr Edmund Donovan SJ.

Copy of a letter from Irish Fr Provincial to Fr John MacSheahan SJ concerning a proposal for the Jesuits in Galway to take over the running of a hostel

Copy of a letter from Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr John MacSheahan SJ (Superior) concerning a proposal for the Jesuits in Galway to take over the running of a hostel and the possibility of opening a preparatory school.

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Photograph of ‘Most Holy Father’ with the inscription ‘The community + Pupils of St. Ignatius College, Galway'

Photograph of ‘Most Holy Father’, (Pope Pius X) with the inscription ‘The community + Pupils of St Ignatius College, Galway, Ireland humbly prostate at the feet of Your Holiness beg you to grant them the Apostolic Benediction and plenary Indulgence in ‘Articulo Mortis’’. Papal embossment seal.

Fr William Dargan SJ

  • IE IJA J/117
  • File
  • 18 June 1922 - 27 December 1983
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr William Dargan SJ, including biographical information, black and white photographs, birth certificate and stole with the initials W.D. (William Dargan) and the date of his ordination, 31 July 1935.

Dargan, William, 1904-1983, Jesuit priest

Rules of St Ignatius Union

Typed leaflet entitled ‘Rules of St Ignatius Union’ which were adopted at the first general meeting of the Union, held at St Ignatius College. Printed by Philip O'Gorman, Galway.

Primary and secondary education in Galway

File of material related to the primary school and secondary school in Galway and school policies. Includes details of lectures, lecture notes and reports entitled 'Developing Education in the Seventies'; 'Risking a Lost Culture'; 'Church and State in Secondary Education' (Autumn 1968); the Jesuits and education in Galway; statement of policy for Coláiste Iognáid; 'Scoil Naisiunta'; 'Problems of a minority language in Education (31 October 1971). In Irish and English.

Sodality medals, St Ignatius, Galway

Medals for:
Prefect of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway;
Congregation of the Holy Angels;
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway for R. Fr[ancis] Mullery, 2nd July 1871.

Draft letter from [Irish Fr Provincial] to Fr Michael Quinlan SJ, St Ignatius, Galway concerning documents relating to the lease of property belonging to the Society of Jesus in Galway to a Mr O'Dea

Draft letter from [Irish Fr Provincial] to Fr Michael Quinlan SJ (Superior), St Ignatius, Galway concerning documents relating to the lease of property belonging to the Society of Jesus in Galway to a Mr O'Dea. Demands an immediate explanation. Remarks 'It seems to me that under no circumstances should this transaction go through…'.

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Visiting priests at St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten lined register of visiting priests to St Ignatius Church, Galway. Each entry has the following headings: date; name; address; position in diocese or religious institute. Includes an insert which forbids attendance by the clergy of plays in the 'Taibhdhearc', and by order of the Bishop Galway, ‘visiting priests refrain from smoking in public and from going bare headed in the streets of Galway, or on the promenade at Salthill’ (15 July 1957).

Letter from Fr Eamon S. MacAndrís SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the academic achievements in the school

Letter from Fr Eamon S. MacAndrís SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial John R MacMahon SJ concerning the academic achievements in the school. Refers to the unfair questions put to students attending St Ignatius College by the Bishop during Confirmation. Refers to the attitude of the Patrician Brothers to the Jesuits in Galway.

Andrews, Edward Joseph, 1896-1985, Jesuit priest

Letter from Paddy J Hogan to Fr Patrick H O'Kelly SJ describing the location and provenance of the Jesuit House in Athlone

Typescript letter from Paddy J Hogan, Auctioneer, Hogan & Son, 17 Church Street, Athlone to Fr Patrick H O'Kelly SJ, Jesuit House, Galway, describing the location and provenance of the Jesuit House in Athlone, ‘…situated immediately outside the old Dublin Gate, now known as O’Leary’s (Grocers & Provisions)’. Envelope with stamp is attached.

Hogan, Paddy J, auctioneer

Fr Edmond Downing SJ

  • IE IJA J/128
  • File
  • 1 April 1924-1929; 1930; 1933
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Catalogue entry, death certificate and photocopy of newspaper obituary for Fr Edmond Downing SJ. Includes a brief account book, Fr Edmond McCarthy Downing SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway.

Downing, Edmond, 1870-1933, Jesuit priest

Letter by Fr Patrick H O'Kelly SJ to Father [ ] St Ignatius, Galway outlining how documentation surfaced to confirm the existence of Jesuits in Athlone

Handwritten letter by Fr Patrick H O'Kelly SJ, Jesuit House, Galway, to Father [ ] St Ignatius, Galway outlining how documentation surfaced to confirm the existence of Jesuits in Athlone, the discovery of documents and the persistence of former student in researching the Jesuits in Athlone, ‘…went to the records of the Protestant Diocese of Meath’. Refers to a book 'Opus Catecheticum' and 'Regulae Societatis Iesu in 8', published in Antwerp by Ioach Trongnaesium, 1605, with 'Residentiae Athlonienis Sotis Jesu' written on it. Includes typewritten copy of the above letter.

O'Kelly, Patrick H, 1897-1968, Jesuit priest

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/8/13
  • File
  • September 1911-August 1913; September 1923-August 1926; 6 August 1927-October 1932; November 1932-August 1935
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway which details receipts and expenses, including reference to: Travel expenses, alms, draper, stationary, butcher, food, servant wages, books, organist, oil, dentist, watchmaker.

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account) for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Ministers' Journals for St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebooks with handwritten entries. Each journal covers a period of between 7 and 15 years.
(1) 1902 - 05; 1920 - 1924; 1932 - 1933
(2) 13 November 1904 - 28 December 1906 (Includes in same volume handwritten accounts from 2 January 1907-30 September 1911)
(3) September 1933 - March 1959
(4) July 1959 - April 1965
(5) 1 May 1965 - 31 December 1969
(6) January 1970 - 1983

The entries relate to Church, community and school matters and events. The comings and goings of various members of the community are recorded, as is their state of health. Visits by bishops, the Father Provincial and other guests are also reported. Arrangements regarding meals and the consumption of alcohol (wine and punch) are dealt with extensively, and references to the ‘Long Table’ appear often. There are also references to the cost of provisions, including food and cigarettes and the weather. Building work, maintenance and repairs are recorded. Monies received for masses and donations are recorded. Many entries relate to feast days and special periods in the Church calendar, e.g. Holy Week and Christmas, and include information such as arrangements made for Masses, other ceremonies and confessions for the public and the community. In relation to the school, entries cover term dates, timetables, holidays, half days, examinations and results, retreats, school tours, sports fixtures and results, sports days theatricals, concerts, debates, sodalities etc. Of the many insertions in these journals, some are glued in and some are loose, and they relate to, amongst other subjects, distribution of holy communion, timetables for the celebration of Mass, novenas, Holy Week arrangements, concert programmes etc. Contemporary national and worldwide events are sometimes reported, e.g., ‘assassination of President Kennedy at about 6.30 p.m Irish time. World stunned’ and ‘British soldiers shot thirteen people at Civil Rights march in Derry. Sharp reaction’. Includes list of students 1919 - 1920; 1920 - 1921

Register of the Boy’s Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten register of the Boy’s Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway. Details that ‘there is no record…of the date or circumstance of its establishment’ however ‘there is in existence a recording of the Sodality during 1887-1888 and subsequent years’. Includes member’s names and signatures and notes from meetings.

Admission ticket to a lecture by Fr John Gwynn SJ entitled 'Glimpses of the Irish Brigade from Limerick to Fontenoy'

Admission ticket to a lecture held in coordination with St Ignatius College by Fr John Gwynn SJ, entitled 'Glimpses of the Irish Brigade from Limerick to Fontenoy', at the Town Hall, Galway. Proceeds of the lecture to be given to the Committee for the Relief of Distress in Galway.

Gwynn, John, 1866-1915, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway

  • IE IJA J/10/133
  • File
  • 1 January 1960 - 24 July 1976
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway. Refers to an unpublished paper by Fr Gwynn on ‘Galway and Kilmacduagh,’ the Canons Regular of St Augustine, the Church of St Nicholas and its wardenship and a proposal to confer an honorary degree on Neville Hadcock. Includes note by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the Dr Browne correspondence (22 July 1976, 1p.)

Browne, Michael, 1895-1980, Roman Catholic Bishop of Galway

Photographs of the exterior of Jesuit related residences in Galway

Photographs of the exterior of Jesuit related residences in Galway. Taken by Yann Studios, Mainguard Street, Galway. Photographs have description attached. Includes:

  • ‘The house which was the cradle of St Ignatius College. It was opened in 1859’, located in Eyre square;
  • St Patrick’s Church: the first church in which the fathers of the Society of Jesus worked on their second coming to Galway’'
  • ‘The house into which our fathers moved on the conclusion of their mission in St. Patrick’s Church, April 1859. The house is on Prospect hill, Galway’;

Yann Studios, photographers

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account) for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Nine photographic albums belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ containing positives (his own)

Nine photographic albums belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ containing positives (his own). Fr Browne has captioned some of the albums:

  1. Crosses of Ireland: 94 photographs.
  2. English churches: 197 photographs.
  3. “People I have seen in many lands”: Scotland, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Tipperary, Ireland, Australia, Ceylon, South Africa. 95 photographs, captioned.
  4. Rock of Cashel, Moyne Abbey, Murrisk Abbey, Buttevant Abbey, Kells, Urlaur, Ardmore. 95 photographs, captioned.
  5. Ardfert Cathedral, Athassel Priory, Ballysadare, Boyle Abbey, Cashel, Claregalway Friary, Crevalea Friary, Kilconell Friary. 1925-29, 96 photographs, captioned.
  6. Religious sites in Clare: Clare Abbey, Ennis, Killaloe, Killone, Quin St Flannan and St Molua. 15-16 August 1930, 96 photographs, captioned.
  7. Prehistoric antiquities around Ireland (ringforts, standing stones, ogham stones, dolmens, Grianán Ailigh). 96 photographs.
  8. Cistercian Abbeys of Ireland: Volume 1. Mellifont, Boyle, Jerpoint, Holy Cross, Dunbrody, Graiguenamanagh, Tracton, Hore. 1929-1930, 179 photographs, captioned.
  9. Cistercian Abbeys of Ireland: Volume 2. Bective, Assaroe, Inniscourey, Tintern, Knockmoy, Kilcooley, Mount St Joseph Roscrea. 1930-1931, 132 photographs, captioned.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account) for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Photographs of the extension to Coláiste Iognáid SJ (St Ignatius College), Galway

Photographs of the construction of the extension to St Ignatius College, Galway, and on opening. Three albums containing images of the construction of an extension to school building, adjacent to St Ignatius Church. Most are images from views at street front. Taken by Fr Fergus O'Keeffe SJ and includes some photographs of him.

  1. Fr Cecil McGarry SJ and Br Martin Murphy SJ? on a ladder;
  2. Br Vincent Robinson SJ, Br John Adams, Br William Glanville SJ, Fr Fergus O'Keeffe SJ, Br Willie Fitzgerald SJ and Br Stephen Fitzgerlad SJ;

O'Keefe, Fergus, 1933-2022, Jesuit priest

Copy of indenture concerning Sherwood Fields, Galway

Parties:
Fr Eugene Browne SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin and Fr Edward Kelly SJ, Upper Gardiner Street on the one part, Fr John Hughes SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway and Dominick Kelly, Mungret College, Limerick, Fr Edward Dillon, Clongowes Wood College, Sallins, County Kildare and James Forristal, Milltown Park, Dublin of the other part.

Property:
Plot of ground marked number twenty on the map or plans of Sherwood Fields, in the parish of Rahoon and West Liberties, Galway containing 38 perches and a quarter Irish Plantation measure.

Terms and Conditions:
Residue of the term of 999 years

Historia Domus for St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebook 'COLL S. IGNATII, HIST. DOM.' (House history for St. Ignatius College, Galway) Historia Domus, with handwritten entries which record important dates in the history of the church, college and community in Galway. At the start, it lists the instructions for the ‘Scriptores Historiae Domus’. Reports on number of confessions for each year, the Men’s Sodality and the Apostleship of Prayer. Lists the members of the community for each academic year and records the arrival of new members and the departure of the old, as well as last vows, illnesses, deaths and funerals. Details building work carried out to the buildings and new sport pitches and includes a photograph of such work in 1939. The renovations to the roof and the boiler are described as are the cost of work done, the craftsmen and architects involved etc. Relevant references are made to weather conditions and current affairs, including the reopening of the school ‘which had been suspended for 3 years (1929), ‘War declared. Invasion of Poland’ (1939), fourth centenary of the Society of Jesus (1941), ‘Around this time, the presence of a strange cat was felt (“perceived is better word”) in various parts of the house... she was caught, but escaped, + continued her evil way’ (1942), Taoiseach broadcast to the Nation on the conclusion of the War in Europe’ (16 May 1945), ‘Spiddal priest released by Communists’ (7 June 1952). Other entries refer to feast days, special Masses, novenas and processions, as well as to special periods within the Church calendar, such as Lent and Christmas. Provincials’ visitations are also recorded, as are the visits of other important guests. School events, such as the beginning and end of terms, examinations and prize-giving, operettas, theatricals, Féis Cheoil, debates, sports fixtures, excursions etc. also feature in the house history.

Also contains several insertions, some loose and some pasted onto notebook pages including; newspaper cuttings of special ceremonies, debates, school tours, reviews of theatricals, prize days, obituaries for Jesuits such as Fr Edmund Downing SJ, Jesuit educated pupils and past pupils, articles by Jesuits for example, ‘Why is not more Irish spoken?’ by Fr John J. Mac Sheahan SJ., articles of Jesuit interest in Galway, ‘Attacked by Beetle: Work to Save Church Roof’ (1939), ‘Past Pupils’ union for St Ignatius College’ (December 1946); numbers and finances of the Jesuits in Galway from 1862- 1877 (In Latin); leaflets; Lenten lectures & devotions; musical and theatricals programmes such as Concert & Dramatic Entertainment (4 January 1899); ‘The Rale True Doctor’ and ‘The Cuckoo’ (1936), ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ (1945); copy of report in the Galway Pilot of private theatricals at the College of St Ignatius (5 March 1892); copy of excavation plan done by Mr Edwards, Clerk of Works; holograph letter from Fr John MacErlean SJ to Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ concerning the early history of the Jesuits in Galway (29 March 1947). Includes copy book which contains correspondence and articles in Galway newspapers about Scoil Fursa, a school which educates through Irish (December 1945 - January 1946).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ (mostly from St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Horsham, Sussex) concerning material of a Carthusian charterhouse in Ireland

  • IE IJA J/10/152
  • File
  • 18 April 1957 - 13 July 1961
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from various priests and academics (mostly Fr Andrew Gray, St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Horsham, Sussex) concerning the discovery in the Public Record Office, of a foundation charter of a Carthusian charterhouse in Ireland at Kinaleghin (Kinalahan, Kinalekin or Kilnaleghin) by John de Cogan in 1267; and the publication of Fr Gray’s resultant article on Kinaleghin. Includes: colour photograph of Fr Gray (13 September 1957);

  • postcard of the Library at St Hugh’s Charterhouse;
  • postcard of an aerial view of St. Hugh’s Charterhouse and a letter to Fr Gwynn from Fr Bruno Sullivan of St Hugh’s, following Fr Gray’s death (5 February 1968, 2pp).

Copy of indenture concerning Sherwood Fields, Galway between Louisa Whaley and Martin Hernon

Parties:
Louisa Whaley, widow, Olive Meade and John Whaley, all of Robertstown, Naas, County Kildare and Martin Hernon, William Street, West Galway, farmer.

Property:
Plot of ground marked number nineteen on the map or plans of Sherwood Fields, in the parish of Rahoon and West Liberties in the town of Galway containing one rood and twenty-two perches Irish Plantation measure.

Terms and Conditions:
To hold from 29 September 1894 for aterm of 999 years subject to a rent of £5.10.0

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