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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

Copy of indenture concerning Sherwood Fields, Galway between Martin Hernon and Jesuit fathers

Parties:
Martin Hernon, William Street, West Galway, farmer and Frs John Hughes, James Forristal and Dominick Kelly all of St Ignatius College, Galway.

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 & Conditions:
999 years from 29 September 1894 at a yearly rent of £5.10.0.

Centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College, Galway

Documents relating to events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes programme of events; ‘the Men’s Sodality of Our Lady and The Jesuits in Galway’; menus; concert programmes, messages from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and Father General John Janssens SJ; letter from Fr Francis Finegan SJ to Rector, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway on a centenary brochure (2 November 1963); list of principal events of contrary celebrations (1963); rough plan of church placings; ‘Ceiliuradh Cead - Bliana Cholaside Iognáid. Deire Fomhir 1963’; ‘Cuirm Ceoil St Ignatius Centenary Celebrations 1863 - 1963 Concert’ and notes.

Alterations to the Sacristy, St Ignatius, Galway

Architectural drawings for St. Ignatius Church, Galway which detail alterations to the Sacristy etc. Includes drawings for front elevation, sectional, details of skylight and plan. Scale: 1/8 inch = 1 ft. Notes on the rear that ‘Sacristy and Sodality Room etc. about 1900. Obviously whilst general idea carried out, This plan was not carried out in detail'.

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.

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

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

Irish Province News, Galway

Photocopies of entries for the Jesuit community at Galway and at St Ignatius College, contained in the Jesuit publication, the Irish Province News.

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-

Beginnings of the Jesuits in Galway

Information related to the beginnings of the College and Church in Galway and history of persons and events related to the Jesuits in Galway. Written at the time of the centenary celebrations (1963) more than likely by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. Includes list of past pupils who became priests and their present location; details of renovations to the interior of St. Ignatius Church; list of rectors and vice-rectors of St Ignatius, Galway; background to the history of St Ignatius, Galway; details of decorative engraving on walls at the back of Powell’s at Miss Jordan's bookshop (11 December 1963).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Pupil fees for St Ignatius College, Galway

Bound register of payment of fees by pupils of St Ignatius College, Galway, (1888 - 1904; 1903 - 1940). Contains handwritten information under the following typewritten headings; name; class; birth date; address; remarks and rate of payment of fees. Arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

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).

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.

Newsletter entitled 'The Classical Caper'

Typewritten and handwritten newsletter (1961-1963) and printed publication produced in commemoration of the centenary celebrations of the school (1963) by the students of Coláiste Iognáid. Includes articles by pupils on school activities including: sports, theatricals, clubs, societies, quizzes, letters to the editor, editorial, book and film reviews, poetry, jokes, postbag and current affairs. In Irish and English.

School newspaper entitled 'Monitor'

School paper entitled ‘Monitor’ written by the students of Coláiste Iognáid. Includes articles by pupils on school activities such as rowing, school council, quizzes, debating, puzzles, jokes, survey. Editorial and society pages. In Irish and English.

Newspaper entitled 'Tuairim'

Newspaper by the students of Coláiste Iognáid entitled ‘Tuairim’, Vol.1,2 and Vol. 2, 1. The cover of April 1969 (3 copies) has an image of Che Guevara on its front cover. Articles relate to the stories of students attending Coláiste Iognáid and their interpretation at current local, national and world events. Includes articles on the debating society, quiz, editorial, basketball, judo, football, Marxism and poetry. It appears 'Tuairim' issue for November was not published, and was banned.

Coláiste Iognáid Booklet - Deed of Covenant

Leaflet outlining the history and developments of the Jesuits in Galway and of Coláiste Iognáid, with a request and information for parental funding in the form of a direct cash gift or deed of covenant. Includes details of covenant benefits, sketch map of school are and proposed development programme.

St Ignatius' College, Galway, school group

School group of St Ignatius College, Galway, in seven rows with five priests, including Fr John MacSheahan SJ (centre), and five lay teachers. Taken outdoors Robert William Simmons.

Simmons, Robert William, photographer

St Ignatius' College, Galway, classrooms

Photographs of students in class at St Ignatius College, Galway. The doors interconnecting the classrooms are open therefore you can view different classes. A Jesuit is standing in both photographs.

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.

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.

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

Triennial Documents, 1877

Documents concerning:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • House Histories (Historia Domus), form some 1868-1877;
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, First and Final Vows, etc. (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima).

Triennial Documents, 1930 - 1933

Documents for:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus)
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus)
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae)
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum)
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum)
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in First and Final Vows, etc noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima)
  • Catalogue of journals , periodicals (Catalogus ephemeridum et and school annuals.libellorum periodicorum)
  • Supplement to First and Second Catalogue (Supplementum Triennale ad Catalogum Personarum Primum & Secundum)

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).

St Ignatius Parents’ Association

Copy letter from D. Nevin (St. Ignatius Parents’ Association (Reconstruction) to parents asking for contributions ‘towards defraying the very heavy cost of reconstruction of St Ignatius College, Galway’. Indicates how to contribute and explains the chance of getting a gift of £25 or £50 for every pound contributed.

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.

Letters and telegrams to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Conor Naughton SJ written during his time as a chaplain

Letters and telegrams to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Conor Naughton SJ written during his time as a chaplain with the 10th Rifle Brigade in Saffron Walden, Essex; in Hadleigh Militia Camp, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh (an Anti-Aircraft unit); in Stoke Military Hospital, North Bovey, Devon; based in St Michael’s House, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Hants.; Richmond Arms Hotel, Goodwood, Sussex; 47th General Hospital, Mhow, Central India; with 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment in India; in No. 3 Indian British General Hospital, Poona, India; Combined Military Hospital, Wāltair R.S. and with 14th Battalion, [Durham Light Infantry] in Drake West Camp, Dorset. Fr Naughton took his final vows in Manresa House (England) on 4 February 1942. Includes letter to Irish Fr Provincial from T. Naughton (Fr Naughton’s [father]) (27 July 1942, 1p.) and numerous references to Fr John Hayes SJ (See CHP2/18).

Naughton, Conor I, 1907-1992, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Prize medal for Athletic Sports, St Ignatius College, Galway

Bronze prize medal for Athletic Sports at St Ignatius College, Galway. The description of the medal is as follows. On obverse: ‘View in perspective of church. Above, COLLEGIUM S. IGNATI SOC. JESU GALVIENSE. In exergue A.M.D.G. Signed, J. WOODHOUSE A R H A.’; Reverse: ‘Across, PRIZE MEDAL enclosed in sprays of oak-leaves and acorns, ends crossed and tied. Above, Imperial crown. Around, a circle of egg and ornament. Diam. 2.55”. Bronze. By John Woodhouse. Serrated rim.’ Includes letters and shadings of medal by Ruth Dromgoole, Department of Education, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin to Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ (26 March 1946) and Fr McGrath SJ (6 February 1950) as she was preparing a catalogue of a collection of medals in the museum.

O'Reilly, Andrew, 1903-1979, Jesuit priest

Attendance registers for guilds associated with, St Ignatius, Galway

Copy book attendance registers, with Fr Peader O'Higgins SJ as master. Includes aspirant names for the Sacred Heart Guild, Blessed Virgin Mary Guild, Mary Immaculate Guild, Realt na Maidne Guild, Mother of Good Counsel Guild, Mother of Christ Guild, Our Lady of the Rosary Guild, Our Lady of the Wayside Guild, Star of the Sea Guild, Our Lady of Lourdes Guild, Mother of Mercy Guild, St Aloysius Guild, Our Lady of the Perpetual Succour Guild, Holy Name of Jesus Guild, St Francis Xavier Guild, St Ignatius Guild, St John Guild, Seat of Wisdom Guild, St Nicholas Guild, St Patrick Guild, Queen of Heaven Guild, Good Shepherd Guild, St Brigid Guild.

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.

Photograph of Senior sodality members, St Ignatius, Galway

Group of twenty-three boys dressed formally, with medals on lapel. In four rows, taken outdoors by Keogh Bros. Ltd. Names are printed. Some boy appears to be wearing shamrocks [St Patrick's Day]. Senior sodality members, St Ignatius, Galway.

Keogh Brothers, photographers

Letter from Dr John Healy, Archbishop of Tuam to Fr William Ronan SJ asking him the to organise a retreat for clergy in Loughrea

Letter from Dr John Healy, Archbishop of Tuam to Fr William Ronan SJ. Asks the latter to organise a retreat for clergy in Loughrea, and to send him two priests to conduct a retreat for the people of Portumna.

Healy, John, 1841-1918, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam and historian

Letter from Dr John Healy, Bishop of Clonfert, to Irish Fr Provincial hoping that a priests will conduct the annual clerical retreat at St Joseph's College, Ballinasloe

Letter from Dr. John Healy, Bishop of Clonfert, to Irish Fr Provincial. Hopes that the latter can provide him with one of his priests to conduct the annual clerical retreat at St Joseph's College, Ballinasloe.

Healy, John, 1841-1918, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam and historian

Letter from Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway to Irish Fr Provincial asking permission for Fr Edward J Coyne SJ to be present at a meeting of the vocation organisation commission

Letter from Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway, Mount St Mary's, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial John R MacMahon SJ asking permission for Fr Edward J Coyne SJ to be present at a meeting of the vocation organisation commission.

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

Letters concerning Fr Thomas Byrne SJ

  • IE IJA J/82/3
  • File
  • 28 July 1947-18 September 1978
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of letters realting to Fr Thomas Byrne SJ. Includes a letter from Fr John L Swain SJ, Borgo S. Spirito, Rome to Irish Fr Provivnial Charles O'Conor SJ concerning an emergencvy operatiopn performed on Fr Byrne in Rome (22 December 1963, 1p); letter from Fr Bernard Lonergan SJ, Regis College, 3425 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada to Fr Thomas Byrne SJ, thanking him for suggesting that Fr General be asked to allow Fr Lonergan more free time to write (21 Decmeber 1967, 1p).

Retreat and sermon notes attributed to Fr William Flynn SJ

Retreat and sermon notes attributed to Fr William Flynn SJ in the main. One document refers to Easter Sunday, 1 April 1866, [Fr.] James Butler [SJ]. References to sermons at St Beuno's, Wales, Mungret, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Galway.

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.

Information compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the following parishes in the Diocese of Tuam, County Galway

A file containing information compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the following parishes in the Diocese of Tuam, County Galway:
Abbeyknockmoy;
Addregoole/Liskeevy;
Annaghdown;
Athenry;
Ballynakill;
Boyounagh/Glennamaddy;
Donaghpatrick/Kilcoona/Ballycolgan;
Dunmore;
Inisboffin;
Kilbannon;
Kilbride;
Kilkerrin/Clonberne;
Killanin;
Killascobe;
Killeen;
Killererin;
Killursa & Killower (Headford);
Kilmacrenan/Kilmoylan/Cummer/Belclare;
Kilmeen;
Lackagh;
Moylagh/Mountbellew;
Moyrus;
Omey/Ballindoon;
Ross/Clonbur;
Rosserly;
Roundstone/Ballinafad;
Spiddal;
Templetoher and
Tuam.

and the following parishes in county Roscommon: Kiltullagh and Moone/Clarinborean.

Photograph of Jesuit community at St Ignatius, Galway

Photograph of the community at St Ignatius, Galway, at the time of Fr John J McMahon’s visitation (Visitor is missing from photograph). Taken outdoors in three rows by Yann Studios, 3 Mainguard St, Galway. Includes the following Jesuits:
Top row, from left: Fr Michael Morahan SJ, Fr Senan Timoney SJ, Fr Richard Butler SJ, Fr Sean O'Duibhir SJ, Fr Paddy Tyrrell SJ, Br Michael Crowe SJ.
Middle row: Fr Peader Feeney SJ, Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ, Br Andrew Colgan SJ, Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ, Br Francis Bonfield SJ, Fr Jim Christian SJ, Fr Bob McGoran SJ.
Front row, sitting: Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ, Fr Paul Leonard SJ, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ (Rector), Fr Michael McGrath SJ, Fr Kieran Ward SJ, Fr Francis McSwiggan SJ.

Yann Studios, photographers

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

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.

Abandonment of a procession that was due to take place to celebrate St Patrick's day in Galway

A file relating to the abandonment of a procession that was due to take place to celebrate St Patrick's day in Galway. The decision was made to abandon the procession after it became apparent that the IRA had been invited to take part. Includes a lengthy letter from Fr John Joy SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ concerning the situation. Remarks that Fr O'Farrell, SJ, as President of the Gaelic League, was invited to be Chief Marshal and became very upset when he discovered that the IRA were to take part. Remarks that he (Fr Joy) had an interview with the Bishop who was very angry. Explains how it was decided to abandon the procession (13 March 1933, 12pp).

Letter from Edmond Downing SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning an item published in the 'Irish Citizen'

Letter from Edmond Downing SJ, Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial concerning an item published in the 'Irish Citizen' concerning remarks he made during the course of a lecture. Remarks that he wishes to address the situation and asks permission to do so.

Downing, Edmond, 1870-1933, Jesuit priest

Photograph of ‘Most Holy Father’, Pope Pius X

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.

Altar notices at St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebooks and journals with handwritten entries for notices to be read out at Sunday Mass at St Ignatius, Galway. Each entry is headed with the relevant Sunday’s Title, such as the ‘Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost’, the ‘First Sunday of Lent’ etc, or the name of the relevant Feast, ‘Palm Sunday’. Each volume contains announcements in relation to rosaries, benedictions, devotions, novenas, confessions, Mass times, arrangements for Feast Days. There are also announcements in relation to recent deaths in the parish, and requests for prayers for the repose of the souls of those recently deceased and of those whose anniversaries occur. Insert letter, incomplete, in 1912-1914 journal, from an Ursuline nun [Sullivan], and referencing Fr Robert giving a mission in Queenstown (21 August 1862).

2 July 1905 - 12 May 1907;
31 May 1908 - 13 February 1910;
4 August 1912 - 13 December 1914;
20 December 1914 - 16 July 1916;
23 July 1916 - 6 May 1917;
13 May 1917 - 9 February 1919;
16 February 1919 - 2 March 1922;
26 March 1922 - 15 August 1924;
7 September 1924 - 8 January 1928;

‘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.

Photograph of the front façade of Columban Hall, Galway

Photograph of the front façade of Columban Hall, Galway. An individual (J. Cranny, see SC/GALW/5/17) is standing outside. Advertisements for ‘Laugh with Spotlight’ and ‘Dominican Convent Whist Drive’ are visible. Title of photograph is ‘Penny Dinners (Soc. Jesu). Taken by Dowler, Presentation Road, Galway.

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs in Irish. With inscription: ‘Seán Ó Síocháin a bhronn ar A of SI a, Meitheamh, 1934 ’(A present from Seán Ó Síocháin to A of the SJ, June 1934) (Seán Ó Síocháin was GAA Secretary from Cill na Marta, Cork). Broken spine. End papers have watermark, 1 Grove Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ó Síocháin, Seán, 1914-1997, General Secretary of GAA and singer

The Elements of Euclid Explain’d

‘The Elements of Euclid Explain’d, in a new, but most easie method.’3rd Edition by Fr Claude Millet de Chales SJ, published in Oxford, 1700. Printed by L.L. for M. Gillyflower at the Spread-Eagle in Westminister–Hall and W. Freeman at the Bible over against the Middle-Temple-Gate, in Fleet-Street, 1700.

With inscriptions, ‘1703 Dec 23 Mr Phil[bishop] E[x] lib Jno (John) Ellis’, stamp of ‘N Riordan’ and ‘Edwin Barton from his father’
Presented to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ by Frances Riordan, 23 St Clements Rd, Harrogate, England (March 1953).

Dechales, Claude François Milliet, 1621-1678, Jesuit priest and mathematician

Letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ

A file of letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ (term as Fr Provincial 1863 - 19 April 1870). Includes an index/précis to the letters by [ ]. Other letters including undated letters have been added to, but not described, Fr E O'Reilly's list, J455.

Letters regarding admissions to the Society of Jesus

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from possible candidates and various parish priests seeking information on and interviews to discuss, the possibility of entrance into the Society of Jesus. Also includes applications to join the Society; letters from those who have been accepted and letters concerning financial support from novices’ families.

Walsh, William Joseph, 1841-1921, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial concerning the celebrations for the fourth centenary of the foundation of the Society

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial concerning the celebrations for the fourth centenary of the foundation of the Society. Includes:

  • letter and notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ (See also ADMN/3/18; 29; 37) concerning a discovery he made in the course of reviewing a German History of the Jesuit Missions under Fr Roothaan, written for the centenary – ‘I found that the four years spent by Fr Robert St Leger at Calcutta (1834-38) mark a turning-point in the whole missionary policy of the new Society. He and Fr Roothaan differed on a fundamental point, and he was recalled after four years. But Fr Roothaan was later compelled by wider experience to adopt the policy which he had opposed in Fr St Leger’s case – i.e., the policy of permitting our Fathers on the missions to accept promotion to episcopal dignity.’ (26 February 1940, 2 items);
  • copies of circular letters sent to Jesuit schools and to scholastics by Irish Fr Provincial informing them of the date and form of the celebrations for the centenary in each community (11-12 May 1940, 3 items) and
  • copies of newspaper cuttings, congratulatory letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Galway Corporation and the Catholic Social Service Conference and copy replies ([22 August] – 29 September 1941, 9 items).

Letters to the Irish Provincial on various matters

Letters to the Irish Provincial on various matters. Includes letters concerning:

  • Polish scholastics coming to Ireland to study;
  • the censuring individual scholastics;
  • financial matters of the late Fr Henry Browne SJ;
  • the taking of villas during wartime;
  • a report on Irish theologians in Hong Kong;
  • the question of censorship of various publications (See also ADMN/3/1 and 23);
  • the question of Jesuit support for the Catholic Association for International Relations;
  • a proposal by Fr Patrick J Connolly SJ to open a Jesuit school in Dartry;
  • the Secret Instruction of the Holy See: Normae Quaedam De Agendi Ratione Confessariorum Circa VI Decalogi Praeceptum;
  • the prohibition of female characters in plays produced by scholastics;
  • comments on Director’s Service from Sodality reports of summer 1944 (See also ADMN/3/65 and 74);
  • the publication of a book entitled Selected Writings of Father Ledochowski (See also ADMN/3/44);
  • an invitation to the Irish Fr Provincial to the inauguration of President Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh (see also ADMN/3/43 and 76) in June 1945, signed by Taoiseach Éamon de Valera;
  • relations with the Confederación Nacional de Congregaciones Marians;
  • the proposal to purchase Crawfordsburn Estate, County Down (see also ADMN/3/6);
  • the Chair of Education in University College, Dublin and
  • some suggestions about choirs in the Province.
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