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Letter from Sr Beatrice [ ] Delahunt, St Joseph's, Carmelite Convent, Ranelagh to Fr [ ] concerning a book on Devotion to St Joseph

Letter from Sr Beatrice [ ] Delahunt, St Joseph's, Carmelite Convent, Ranelagh to Fr [ ] concerning a book on Devotion to St. Joseph translated by some members of the order. Asks for Fr [ ]'s sanction for the book. Remarks that they are waiting for the Cardinal's imprimatur for the book.

Note from Fr Kevin Laheen SJ explaining a note he received from Sr Bernadette

Note from Fr. Kevin Laheen SJ explaining a note he received from Sr Bernadette, (Provincial of the Irish Sisters of Charity) ‘telling me that Fr John St. Leger was ordained in their community chapel in Stanhope Street in 1825 (16 June) by Archbishop Murray’. Explains that a plaque which was displayed recording this event in the chapel (dining room) has since been lost. He saw the plaque in 1952.

Laheen, Kevin A, 1919-2019, Jesuit priest

Mission Office material relating to Fr Thomas Ryan SJ

Mission Office material relating to Fr Thomas Ryan SJ. Includes photographs, announcement of death, obituaries, personal record; review of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’ (1943-4), proofs and illustrations of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’ by Fr Ryan; correspondence between Fr Coyne, St. Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland and the publishers of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’; censorship judgements, book requests and receipts for the book; article entitled ‘The Church in China’ (1950); and correspondence between Fr Ryan and Fr Thomas J Martin SJ, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Photographs taken by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ, made by the Office of Public Works of ceiling panel paintings installed by Jesuits

Photographs taken by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ, made by the Office of Public Works of ceiling panel paintings installed by Jesuits to replace Angelica Kaufmann’s panels in Rathfarnham Castle. Includes visitors’ guide (FM/RATH/256) on Rathfarnham Castle history from 16th to 20th century, produced by the Office of Public Works. Words in guide are crossed out, ‘but those on the first ceilings are not now thought to be her work’ and replaced with ‘attributed to the artists Patrick Tuohy’.

Laheen, Kevin A, 1919-2019, Jesuit priest

Information on the history of Rathfarnham Castle

A file containing information on the history of Rathfarnham Castle. Includes a photocopy of a chronological timeline, ‘Notes on Rathfarnham’ from the Irish Jesuit Directory and a photocopy of ‘Rathfarnham Castle and some of its former owners’ published in Memorials of the Irish Province, Part 1, Centenary Year 1814 – 1914.

Commemorative magazine published on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Francis Xavier

Commemorative magazine published on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Francis Xavier, which was celebrated in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. Includes a history of the church and its activities, as well as photographs of the interior and exterior, and of church-related activities.

Article on the illness and death of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Kenneth M. Flegel, M.D.

Photocopy of an article from 'The Lancet' (Vol. 349) entitled 'My winter world: the illness of Gerard Manley Hopkins' by Kenneth M. Flegel, M.D. which concludes that 'inflammatory bowel disease, particularly Crohn's disease of the colon, provides a better explanation of Hopkins illness, accounting for recurring diarrhoea with haemorrhoids, fever, progressive weight loss, and profound fatigue'.

Article by Terence P. McCaughey: ‘Andrew Sall (1624-82) Textual Editor and Facilitator of the Irish Translation of the Old Testament’

Article by Terence P. McCaughey: ‘Andrew Sall (1624-82) Textual Editor and Facilitator of the Irish Translation of the Old Testament’. Delivered as an O’Donnell Lecture in Trinity College Dublin in 1995, and published in its present form in an unknown publication. (McCaughey (Terence): Andrew Sall (1624–82): textual editor and facilitator of the Irish translation of the Old Testament. In Unity in diversity (2004), pp. 153–171.

McCaughey, Terence Patrick, 1933-2016, Presbyterian minister, academic and social justice advocate

'The Day Before Yesterday - Father Browne’s Dublin

Invitation and booklet on an exhibition entitled, 'The Day Before Yesterday - Father Browne’s Dublin, 1922-1949', curated by Peter Walsh, at the Guinness Hop Store, Dublin. Includes catalogue to 174 photographs exhibited. 'The Day Before Yesterday' became a six-part series which traced the origins of the Irish state through the photographs of Fr Browne. It was made by Promedia for RTÉ Television. The first episode was broadcast on 6 April 1994.

Guinness, 1759-

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial from J.F. Green concerning the restoration of Rathfarnham Castle

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Philip Harnett SJ from J.F.Green, architect, Board of Public Works, concerning the restoration of Rathfarnham Castle; essay on ‘Rathfarnham Castle’ by Alastair Lindsay, Senior Architect, Office of Public Works; Notice of talk to the Crumlin Historical and Preservation Society on the history of Rathfarnham Castle by Jim Dillon.

Offprint from 'English Studies. A Journal of English Language and Literature'

Offprint from 'English Studies. A Journal of English Language and Literature' (Vol. 68, No. 4) of an article by Dr Norman White (English Department, U.C.D.) entitled ‘G.M Hopkins’s Contribution to the English Dialect Dictionary’ pp.325 – 335. With dedication to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Irish Province Archivist from 1975 to 1986) from the author.

White, Norman, English Department, University College Dublin

Letter from Mrs Walls to Fr Daniel Shields SJ

Letter from Mrs Walls, 13 Willow Park Avenue, Ballymun, D 11 to Fr Daniel Shields SJ in which she encloses £2 for the Penny Dinners. Refers to her mother as ‘Aunt Josephine, mentioned in James Joyce’s books and that she is ‘his first cousin’.

Jesuit Refugee Service, Ireland

  • IE IJA JRS
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2009

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation, founded in 1980 with the mission to accompany, to serve and to advocate the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced persons worldwide.

Irish Vice-Province of the Society of Jesus, 1830-

Letter from F McGovern, Provincial Archivist, Society of African Missions to Fr Senan Timoney SJ, concerning material from the SMA archives relating to William Kane SJ

Letter from F McGovern, Provincial Archivist, Society of African Missions, SMA Fathers, Blackrock Road, Cork to Fr Senan Timoney SJ, Provincial Secretary, Society of Jesus, 87 Eglinton Road, Dublin 4 concerning material from the SMA archives relating to Fr William Kane SJ, during his time as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Society of African Missions, Roman Catholic Missoners, 1856-

Negative of photograph of Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Negative of photograph of Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ, taken from a group with Eamon De Valera and Prof. Michael Tierney. Original copyright the Irish Times.

Irish Times Limited, 1859-

Card of Walter Osborne portrait of ‘Master Aubrey Gwynn’

Card published by the National Gallery of Ireland, of the Walter Osborne (1859-1903) portrait of ‘Master Aubrey Gwynn’ (age 6). (Osborne was Fr Gwynn’s god-father). Portrait was presented to the Gallery in 1979 by Fr Gwynn’s sister.

National Gallery of Ireland, 1854-

Letter from Brendan J. Ellis to Fr McGrath SJ concerning St Francis Xavier's Church and the apse in the church

Letter from Brendan J. Ellis, Ard Mhuire, Somerton Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20 to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ concerning St Francis Xavier's Church and the apse in the church. Refers to a puzzle regarding a date recorded by workmen on the cross truss. Refers to a cornice in the apse. Remarks 'I attach a sketch of the cornice which is been taken down, you will see that, only a miracle prevented a disaster from the day it went up.' Includes the architectural sketch.

Ellis, Brendan J

Letter from Thomas Bacon, solicitor to Fr Matthew Meade SJ, concerning the Jesuit Fathers' responsibility to the upkeep of the former entrance to Rathfarnham Castle

Part of a letter from Thomas Bacon, solicitor, 9 Clare Street, Dublin 2 to Fr Matthew Meade SJ (Superior), Rathfarnham Castle concerning the Jesuit Fathers' responsibility to the upkeep of the former entrance to Rathfarnham Castle and repairs to the gate lodge.

Bacon, Thomas, solicitor

Invitation to a reception to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence by Grattan’s Parliament

Invitation from Taoiseach Charles Haughey to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to a reception in the Irish Parliament House at the Bank of Ireland, College Green, to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence by Grattan’s Parliament and the Convention of the Ulster Volunteers in Dungannon.

Haughey, Charles, 1925-2006, politician and taoiseach

Obituary of Fr Daniel Joseph O'Connell SJ

Obituary of Fr Daniel Joseph O'Connell SJ by the Vatican Observatory (4pp)and copy of a letter from Fr John P Leonard SJ, Rome, Italy to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin describing Fr O'Connell'a death (15 October 1982, 1p).

Alterations to domestic chapel at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

Material related to alterations to domestic chapel at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street. Includes Fr Provincial’s list of plans for the domestic chapel; correspondence between Fr Casey SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner street and Brendan Ellis, architect, costings for alterations by Hodgins Building Contractors and Brendan Ellis, architect; sketches of the changes to the altar and Father’s Oratory at St. Francis Xavier's.

Property developments at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

File of material relating to developments at Rathfarnham Castle. Includes letters by Donal O'Buachalla, Fr Matthew Meade SJ, Rector, Rathfarnham, and Irish Fr Provincial Paddy Doyle SJ; market valuations for sites A and B by Hamilton and Hamilton Estates Limited; expressions of interest in the site by various groups of developers; letters by representatives of the Rathfarnham Traders Association.

Notes on Killiney Castle and Druid Lodge, Killiney, County Dublin by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ

Notes on Killiney Castle and Druid Lodge, Killiney, County Dublin by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ, (former Irish Province Archivist) referring to a letter he received from Miss Mary Purcell, 32 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1 (whose letter is also contained in this file). Fr McGrath traces the use of Killiney Castle by the Society of Jesus (nd, 1p). Includes a letter from Mary Purcell to Fr McGrath concerning the sale of Killiney Castle to the St John of God Brothers, France. Another property is also referred to by Miss Purcell who discovered this reference in a minute of a council meeting of the Brothers of St John of God but it is unclear if this other property also belonged to the Society of Jesus. The St John of God Brothers did not continue negotiations with the Society (18 August 1977, 2pp).

McGrath, Fergal P, 1895-1988, Jesuit priest

Correspondence between Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and the Royal Irish Academy concerning his paper ‘Brian Borúma and the Mass in Irish’

  • IE IJA J/10/146
  • File
  • 23 July 1979 - 16 March 1981
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Correspondence between Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and the Royal Irish Academy concerning his paper ‘Brian Borúma and the Mass in Irish’ and the deposition by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and Prof. Ludwig Bieler of the editorial correspondence for the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' in the Library of the R.I.A..

Gwynn, Aubrey, 1892-1983, Jesuit priest and academic

Letter from Tom Bacon, solicitor to Fr Matthew Meade SJ, Rathfarnham Castle concerning the sale of premises, 37 Main Street

Letter from Tom Bacon, Solicitor, 9 Clare Street, Dublin 2 to Fr Matthew Meade SJ, Superior, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14 concerning the sale of premises, 37 Main Street by a publican, Patrick McDonald to Valdick Limited. Remarks that solicitors acting for Patrick McDonald have asked that the plot of land at the rear of the premises leased to him by the Jesuit Fathers be assigned to the new owners Valdick Limited.

Bacon, Thomas, solicitor

Sale catalogues on particulars and conditions of sale and tender form for land owned by the Jesuit Fathers at Rathfarnham Castle

Sale catalogues, prepared by Donal Ó Buachalla auctioneers, containing particulars of land, and particulars and conditions of sale and tender form for land owned by the Jesuit Fathers at Rathfarnham Castle; Later catalogue containing description of further site for sale on behalf of the Society of Jesus at Rathfarnham Village.

Donal O'Buachalla & Co. Ltd, property advisor, 1954-

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

  • IE IJA CFJ
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1999

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is an agency of the Irish Jesuit Province, dedicated to undertaking social analysis and theological reflection in relation to issues of social justice, including housing and homelessness, penal policy, environmental justice, and economic ethics. Established in 1978 by a small group of Jesuits living and working in Ballymun, on the northside of Dublin city, the Centre was intended to promote social justice and critically examine issues of structural injustice and poverty.

The Centre was founded in 1980, when Ireland was in the midst of serious economic recession, unemployment, and emigration.

Irish Vice-Province of the Society of Jesus, 1830-

Copy letter from Donal O'Buachalla and Company Ltd. to Mr. J. J. Donnellan, concerning the request to acquire additional land at the rear of his premises

Copy letter from Donal O'Buachalla and Company Ltd., 86 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 to Mr. J. J. Donnellan, Castle Inn, Rathfarnham, Dublin concerning the request by J. J. Donnellan to acquire additional land at the rear of his premises. Note to Fr Matthew Meade SJ (4 October 1978).

Donal O'Buachalla & Co. Ltd, property advisor, 1954-

Notes compiled by Frank M. O'Holohan for Fr James B Stephenson SJ, entitled 'The Quiet Man from Tralee - Bro. John Conway, S.J.'

Notes compiled by Frank M. O'Holohan, M.A., 5 Bantry Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 for Fr James B Stephenson SJ on Brother John Conway’s life entitled 'The Quiet Man from Tralee - Bro. John Conway, S.J.' Remarks ‘When the news came that Bro. John Conway, S.J. had been murdered in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) there was interest and sorrow in the town of Tralee.’.

Copy Agreement for sale for portion of land at Rathfarnham Castle

Parties:
Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ, Fr Joseph Ffrench SJ and Fr Charles Molony SJ, Rathfarnham Castle and the Right Honorable The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Dublin, City Hall, Dublin 2.

Property:
Portion of land at Rathfarnham Castle, 2 acres 1 rood, 37 perches and 8 square yards.

Terms and Conditions:
For the sum of £27,000

J.G. O'Connor & Co., solicitors

Correspondence between Noelle Clery, Director, The Institute for Irish Studies, Wilton Place, Dublin and Fr Patrick Doyle SJ, Rathfarnham Castle

File of correspondence mainly between Noelle Clery, Director, The Institute for Irish Studies, Wilton Place, Dublin and Fr Patrick Doyle SJ, Rector, Rathfarnham Castle, concerning the possible establishment of a ‘world college’ at Rathfarnham.

Correspondence between Donal Ó Buachalla, Fr Patrick Doyle SJ and others relating to the sale of a portion of land at Rathfarnham Castle

File containing correspondence between Donal Ó Buachalla, Fr Patrick Doyle SJ and others relating to the sale of a portion of land at Rathfarnham Castle, the gift of 5½ acres of land as a public park to Dublin Corporation and communication with the office of public works relating to purchase of land at Rathfarnham for the construction of a government department building. Also includes statement issued by the Jesuit Fathers on the sale of the land and indications of the charitable uses of the purchase money.

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