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  • UF Limerick
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  • UF Luimneach

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124 Collection results for County Limerick

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Articles on the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia, includes articles on Ireland

Series of articles bound into book format concerning the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia:

  • 'The Woodstock Letters'. Vol. XXXVII. No. 3 'The Society of Jesus in Australia' pp303-318; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 1 pp1-9; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 2 pp161-176; Vol. XXXVIII. ? pp341-349; Vol. XXXIX. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XXXIX. No. 3 pp304-318; Vol. XL. No. 1 pp1-16; Vol. XL. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XL. No. 3 pp274-288; Vol. XLI. No. 1 pp1-6;

  • catalogue of the Adelaide residence of the Australian Mission (1862; 1869-1870; 1874; 1877; 1880; 1886; 1889) and the Australian Mission (1887; 1893; 1902; 1912);

  • contemporary newspaper clippings of Jesuit houses in Australia;

  • copy of 'Edmund Campion’s History of Ireland' by the Rev. John Hungerford Pollen SJ with an inscription to Fr John Conmee SJ by J. H. Pollen SJ reprinted from ‘The Month’, December, 1905, and February, 1906.

  • articles by Fr Matthew Devitt SJ on 'Summerhill, County Meath and its neighbourhood', published in Kildare Archaeological Society;

  • 'Irish University Education: A plea for Fair Play' by Fr William Delany SJ (1904);

  • 'Brief memoir of Fr Patrick Duffy SJ' (1904);

  • 'The Annual Report of the Apostolic School of Ireland' (Society of Jesus) 1884-1885, 1886, 1895;

  • extracts from the diary of Mungret College (1884-1885);

  • copy letters from Rev. F. Ronan to the Fathers and Students of Mungret College during the journey through the United States (September 1884- Christmas 1885).

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ. Includes

  • typescript on his life, by Fr James Stephenson SJ (n.d., 13pp);
  • correspondence collected by Fr Stephenson in the course of research for the article (19 February - 26 October 1953, 4 items) - letter from Mary, Hartfiled, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal, Margaret Woulfe, Kerry and Joseph Ranson, Salamanca;
  • notes and letter compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Fr Woulfe (1929, 4pp);
  • reprint 'The Last Years of a Confessor of the Faith, Father David Wolf' from 'Archivium Historicum Societatis Jesu', vol. XV, 1946 (15pp);
  • journal of notes made by Richard Woulfe, Dromlought, Lisselton, County Kerry, intended to comprise a ‘short and incomplete family history’;
  • biographical notes on Fr Woulfe, copies of correspondence, letters contributed to various newspapers by Maurice Woulfe (5 Bolton Street, Clonmel) on Woulfe family history (1904 – 1928) and copies of letters of Dr T. Woulfe of Bruff, County Kerry (1923-1924) (25 November 1935, c76pp);
  • draft typescript entitled ‘Unpublished Letter of Father David Wolf’ by Fr Manuel da Costa SJ (Portuguese Jesuit and historian). Foreword in English (3pp); letter (October 1568) in Latin to the Bishop of Killala, Redmond O'Gallaghair, written when Fr Woulfe was in jail in Dublin Castle, describing the events of 1566 – ‘68 (n.d., 24pp);
  • article on David Wolfe SJ and
  • article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'The Career and Problem of David Wolfe, 1528-1579? Jesuit, and Papal Commissary to Ireland', NMAJ, vol. 47, 2007, pp21-37.

Br Edward Maher SJ

  • IE IJA J/235
  • File
  • 22 September 1971 - 11 May 1981
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Br Edward Maher SJ.

Maher, Edward, 1901-1982, Jesuit brother

Br John K Rogers SJ

File relating to Br John K Rogers SJ, including application to join the Society, catalogue entries, and memorial card.

Rogers, John K, 1905-1976, Jesuit brother

Conveyance and Assignment in Trust for benefit of Poor Purchasers

Type:
Conveyance and Assignment in Trust for benefit of Poor Purchasers

Parties:
Rev. Thomas Finlay, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin (the Settlor): 1st party.
Rev. George Redington Roche, Mungret College Limerick;
Thomas A. Finlay, Longford, County Longford, District Justice and Noel M. Purcell, 45 Lower Leeson Street, solicitor (the Trustees): 2nd part.

Terms:
Fr. Finlay assigns three plots of ground unto the trustees, along with the premises currently occupied by the Dublin Food Supply Company Ltd., to hold for various terms as given in the three indentures to which the plots are subject to, subject to a number of conditions, including one that the Dublin Food Supply Company shall ‘carry on business solely for the purpose of supplying to the poor, all or any manner of household supplies at such a price and no greater over and above the wholesale price as will cover rents and other costs of distribution.’

Property:
The plot of ground in Gloucester Place Upper, parish of St. Thomas, city of Dublin, subject of an indenture of 19 December 1918 between Josephine Hodgens, spinster and Fr. Finlay; plot situated at the rere of the premises in Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin, subject of an indenture of 11 October 1910 between Margaret Alexandrina Brabazon and Fr. Finlay; No. 1 Pimlico, parish of St. Catherine, city of Dublin and ground adjoining it which are subject of an indenture of 28 April 1924 between Michael Joseph Dillon and Fr. Finlay.

Correspondence of bequests made to Father Provincial regarding the Hong Kong and China missions

A file relating to correspondence of bequests made to Irish Fr Provincial regarding the Hong Kong and China missions.

  • Perpetual burse in memory of Fr WM. Doyle SJ in the new seminary in Hong Kong (1936);
  • Perpetual burse in memory of Fr Walsh SJ in Hong Kong (1936);
  • Memorial burse in memory of Fr Fegan SJ in China (1936);
  • List of burse money for the education of Chinese Jesuits (13 September 1940);
    -Statement of accounts for quarter the Ricci Mission Unit (1 July - 30 September 1943).

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ, who was Irish Vice Provincial, 11 February 1858-7 December 1860 and the first Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, 8 December 1860 - [ ] 1863. No index.

Lentaigne, Joseph, 1805-1884, Jesuit priest

Crescent College Comprehensive SJ

The first Jesuit school in Limerick was founded by Father David Wolfe SJ (1528-c.1578) in 1565. Over the next three hundred years, the Jesuits presence in Limerick ebbed and flowed. By 1640, a Jesuit residence was established at Castle Lane and by 1672, a school was opened near St Mary’s Cathedral. After an interval of eighty-six years from the Suppression of the Society in 1773, the Jesuits returned to Limerick in 1859 after Bishop John Ryan (1784-1864) had invited the Society to establish a school in the city. The school initially opened in 1859 as St Munchin’s College on Hartstonge Street. The pioneer Jesuit community in 1859 were Frs Edward Kelly (1824-1905) (Rector), Thomas Kelly (1829-1898), Peter Foley (1826-1893), Edmund Hogan (1831-1917), Matthew Saurin (1825-1901) and one scholastic, Mr. Matthew Russell (1834-1912). In January 1862, the Jesuits purchased a neighbouring residence, Crescent House. The church building was started in 1864, opened in 1868 and named after the Sacred Heart in 1869. The college had ceased to be a seminary for the diocese in 1867 and was renamed the Sacred Heart College in 1873. Commonly known as the Crescent College, it ceased to be a fee paying school in 1971 and became the Crescent College Comprehensive SJ. In 1973 the Comprehensive moved to a modern greenfield site at Dooradoyle. Later it became a co-educational school and the Crescent Preparatory School was closed in 1976.

The bulk of material in the Crescent College Comprehensive SJ papers relate to: financial matters (1869-1990); community correspondence (1859-1992); performance and examination (1912-1966); pupils (1881-1974); school administration (1870-1971); school sports and theatre (1882-1969); deeds and leases (1809-1998); photographs (1884-1976).

Diary of Fr William A Sutton SJ

  • IE IJA J/18/13
  • Item
  • 18 December 1901 - 17 December 1902; 31 August 1909; 1 October 1912 - 20 November 1912
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Diary includes entry dated 31 August 1909 which reads, ‘Since coming here to Mungret six years ago I’ve been struggling on much on the old lines ever seeking peace one way or another…It came upon me quite by surprise to be sent here from M(ill)town Park. I had been told I sh(oul)d be there 10 years (of course not for certain). Any way I made best of it. It was compensation to get away from relatives who had given me awful bother, poor creatures. I came here as Vice Rector & had lots of teaching. I had to study much & got on well enough. I expected to be appointed Rector, but after 2 years ceased to be Superior & felt it someways though I would have chosen it too.…In the matter of Latin it seems to me as if I had never known much about it before & still I am far from being a Latin scholar. This is absolutely true. Last year I had 2nd Arts Pass Greek & learnt a good deal about it too & glad of additional insight.…First year I had 1st Arts English Pass & Honors besides Pass [ ] of B.A. [And] 2nd Arts. Eyes got affected. Two months not allowed to read. Enjoyed the time. This year I had only Lat(in) B.A. & 2nd Arts & so like last year.…For all my reading, writing, thinking, results not much. I have not turned out at all what I expected. Much better so. I have given up thinking I ever shall.…I am now in my 63rd year, old enough to have sense. It is something to know that one has not much sense & never shall. Men are but children of larger growth.…one w(oul)d think I ought to have made more mark. Since I came here six years ago I have never been asked to preach anywhere, not even at the Crescent. I am glad now. I am determined for the future to be absolutely truthful with regard to mental state, & give up all sham.…I have a great deal of the buffoon in me. This vacation I was three weeks away at C.W.C.,…(Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare)…in Dublin & in [...]. All that time I was going about & meeting many. I joked & told stories & made people laugh &…in my own esteem shone & I am sure several thought I was always goodhumoured… the truth is very different.…As I have given up all desire of distinguishing myself, of attracting notice etc. I will try to make diary a companion.…The way to please God is to be as useful & helpful as one can. I must try. Reading & writing may be best for me.’

Diary is resumed after a three year break, on 1st October 1912, in an entry beginning ‘Tullabeg. here since Aug. 24th 1911.’

Diary of William White as in schoolboy in Mungret College, Limerick

  • IE IJA J/14/3
  • Item
  • 11 January - 3 September 1930
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Diary of William White as in schoolboy in Mungret College, Limerick. Includes his last entry before leaving to join the Society of Jesus on 3 September 1930 – ‘Fr. Hanrahan Went home on 9 oc Bus I was at 10 oc Mass. Say (sic.) Mrs. Par[le] etc. Mother Paul. Left for Emo at 1.45. Good bye’

Documents and letters relating to Fr John Hayes’ career before becoming a military chaplain

Documents and letters relating to Fr John Hayes’ career before becoming a military chaplain. Includes:

  • Letter of John Hayes to the Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ in reply to Fr Fahy’s instructions that Mr Hayes goes to Tullabeg (Novitiate), County Offaly on 1st September (Fr Hayes entered the Society on 1 September 1925) (5 August 1925, 1p);
  • John Hayes’ confidential medical report, prepared by Dr M.S. McGrath for the Provincial (25 June 1925, 1p)
  • ‘Informatio de Candidato’ – reports on John Hayes by five Jesuits for the Provincial (n.d., 5 items);
  • Letter from Mr John Hayes SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ regarding his application to go on the Mission in Alaska (6 August 1932, 1p) and
  • Copy letter to Mr John Hayes SJ from the Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ relating to ‘two faults…(that)…have been mentioned in the Informationes taken recently concerning you to which I must call your attention’ (26 July 1936, 1p);
  • letter to Irish Fr Provincial John R MacMahon SJ from Fr Louis Lachal SJ, Loyola, Watsonia, Victoria, Australia (20 February 1945, 2pp) enclosing 'a letter for Frank Hayes, John's brother'...'The news of John's death was a big knock to those of us out here who knew him well'. Mentions Fr Victor Turner SJ in POW camp, Tokyo.
    See also CHP2/35 (43);CHP2/35 (44) and CHP2/31
  • Dog collar identification for Rev. John Hayes C.F. RC, 199879. See CHP2/18

Hayes, John, 1909-1945, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Exhibition of Father Browne's work at Limerick

Copies of newspaper articles on Fr Frank Browne SJ - ‘Turning the camera on Father Browne’ by David Davison,The Irish Times (10 June 2015) and ‘Great photographs from The Great War’ by Rose Rushe, Limerick Post (17 June 2015).

Davison, David, photographer

File of letters addressed to Fr Thomas Wheeler SJ

  • IE IJA J/440/11
  • File
  • 1 December 1907 - 18 October 1911
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of letters addressed to Fr Thomas Wheeler SJ. Mainly relates to financial matters as Fr Wheeler was Province Procurator at the time. Includes letters from:

  • W.J. Gannon, Stillorgan, who wishes to become a lay brother with a congregation in Hatfield, England (1 December 1907);
  • Fr Timothy Kenny SJ, St Patrick’s, East Melbourne thanking Fr Wheeler for ‘getting the faculties to bless Beads’ (29 July 1908);
  • Fr. William Delany SJ, University College, St. Stephen’s Green requesting that a separate passbook and chequebooks be established solely for ‘the Kennedy account’, and that no money be drawn unless for the purposes expressed by Mr Kennedy. (8 September 1909);
  • Fr Richard O’ Reilly S.J. , St. Stanislaus College, Tullamore detailing the offer of Mr. Joe Corcoran of £500 for the 46 acres of land belonging to the Jesuits adjacent to Tullabeg (3 November 1910) and the legalities involved in the sale of land, trustees and the future of Tullabeg (13 November 1910)

File relating to Fr John Purcell SJ

File relating to Fr John Purcell SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, and memorial card.

File relating to Fr Peter M Troddyn SJ

  • IE IJA J/421/1
  • File
  • 15 September 1933-27 November 1982
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr Peter M Troddyn SJ. Includes correspondence concerning his appointment as acting editor of 'Studies' following advice to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ from his doctor to be relieved of this position (20 - 22 December 1967, 2 items). Includes correspondence concerning the publication of a manuscript by Fr Francis Finegan SJ 'The Jesuits in Ireland 1598-1773 (17 December 1973-13 December 1974, 6 items, and 6-15 March 1976, 3 items), correspondence concerning a memorial fund in honour of Dan Chambers, and ex pupil of Mungret who died in a car accident (December 1977 - 16 January 1978, 4 items). Including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, memorial card and catalogue entries.

File relating to Fr Robert Stevenson SJ

  • IE IJA J/411/1
  • File
  • 28 April 1923-1 April 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr Robert Stevenson SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries and memorial card.

File relating to Fr William Troddyn SJ

  • IE IJA J/422/1
  • File
  • 23 June 1936-13 January 1984
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr William Troddyn SJ including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, memorial card and catalogue entries.

Fr Conal K Murphy SJ

Material relating to which Fr Conal K Murphy SJ includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Murphy, Conal K, 1902-1979, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Fr Eamon Egan SJ

  • IE IJA J/139
  • File
  • 9 June 1941 - 30 July 1974
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of material relating to Fr Eamon Egan SJ including biographical information and correspondence relating to his death in a boating accident.

Egan, Eamon, 1923-1973, Jesuit priest

Fr Frederick Paye SJ

Material relating to Fr Frederick Paye SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, personal record, ordination card and application to join the Society.

Paye, Frederick, 1895-1972, Jesuit priest

Fr Gerard Guinane SJ

  • IE IJA J/169
  • File
  • 7 November 1945 - October 1971
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Catalogue entry, obituary, and correspondence concerning Fr Gerard Guinane SJ. Includes letters relating to his nomination to the board of the IRFU (10 May - 17 June 1968, 4 items).

Guinane, Gerard, 1900-1971, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Fr James B Stephenson SJ

  • IE IJA J/410
  • File
  • 11 July 1925-December 1979
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr James B Stephenson SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries and memorial card.

Stephenson, James B, 1906-1979, Jesuit priest

Fr James G Tormey SJ

  • IE IJA J/420
  • Subfonds
  • 12 July 1932-December 1981
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr James G Tormey SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and catalogue entries.

Tormey, James G, 1903-1981, Jesuit priest

Fr James Moloney SJ

  • IE IJA J/251
  • File
  • 12 April 1930 - 10 October 1985
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr James Moloney SJ which includes a letter from Fr Moloney SJ, Mungret College, Limerick to Irish Fr Provincial concerning hid position as Minister in Mungret. Remarks that the position does not suit him and ask to return to Dublin (12 March 1971, 1p). Includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record, and application to join the Society.

Moloney, James, 1910-1985, Jesuit priest

Fr James T Casey SJ

A file relating to Fr James T Casey SJ including biographical information.

Casey, James Thomas, 1907-1985, Jesuit priest

Fr John B Kerr SJ

  • IE IJA J/220
  • File
  • 8 July 1936 - 28 February 1978
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr John B Kerr SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Kerr, John B, 1919-1978, Jesuit priest

Fr Joseph Kavanagh SJ

  • IE IJA J/197
  • File
  • 19 October 1939 - 30 July 1987
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of materiel relating to Fr Joseph Kavanagh SJ including: correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials; his work at St Joseph's East Wall and St Kevin's, Harrington Street, Dublin: catalogue entry: obituary and correspondence relating to his death in a motorcycle accident.

Kavanagh, Joseph, 1913-1982, Jesuit priest

Fr Mortimer Glynn SJ

Catalogue entry and material on the health of Fr Mortimer Glynn SJ.

Glynn, Mortimer, 1891-1966, Jesuit priest

Fr Patrick Coffey SJ

A file relating to Fr Patrick Coffey SJ. Includes biographical information, correspondence, concerning his health during his early years in the Society and correspondence during his time in England working in parishes in Birmingham and London.

Coffey, Patrick, 1909-1983, Jesuit priest

Fr Redmond F Roche SJ

File relating to Fr Redmond F Roche SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, memorial card and (57) photographs of Jesuits, on holiday, plays, and outdoor scenes (some of the same photographs are in the papers of Fr William R Prendergast SJ, IE IJA J/365).

Roche, Redmond F, 1904-1983, Jesuit priest

Fr Thomas F O'Sullivan SJ

Material relating to Fr Thomas F O'Sullivan SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, personal record, memorial card and application to join the Society.

O'Sullivan, Thomas F, 1908-1983, Jesuit priest

Fr Thomas P Kelly SJ

File relating to Fr Thomas P Kelly SJ, includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials.

Kelly, Thomas P, 1890-1977, Jesuit priest

Fr William Carroll SJ

A file relating to Fr William Carroll SJ including biographical information.

Carroll, William, 1939-1976, Jesuit priest

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

Fr William Hogan SJ

  • IE IJA J/186
  • File
  • 12 August 1930 - 24 February 1978
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr William Hogan SJ, including admission details, catalogue entry, and correspondence with Irish Fr Provincial.

Hogan, William, 1912-1978, Jesuit priest

Fr William Saul SJ

File relating to Fr William Saul SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and catalogue entries,

Saul, William, 1910-1976, Jesuit priest

Fr William T Stephenson SJ

  • IE IJA J/412
  • File
  • 1930; 8 November 1941-December 1980
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr William T Stephenson SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, memorial card and book by Fr Stephenson entitled, 'Jesus Christ: Yesterday Today and For Ever: Easy Meditations on the Gospel' (90pp, 1969).

Stephenson, William T, 1882-1980, Jesuit priest

Glass plate negatives taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ

Glass plate negatives taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ which includes:
Mungret College Third Club, 1925;
Mungret College Third Club snaps - Official’s excursion 1925 - 12 negatives;
Mungret College hurling team, 1925;
Luke Wadding, June 1925;
Lismore Castle, July 1925;
Interior of St Mary’s Church, Youghal, Cork, July 1925;
Philosophers at Mungret College, July 1925;
Tomb in St Mary’s Church, Youghal, Cork, taken under the impression that it was of the Countess of Desmond.
Retreat group taken about 9 August 1925 (Mungret?);
Lady Emly (deathbed), September 1925;
Celtic cross (numbered 90);

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

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-

John Baptist Byrne entry into the Society of Jesus

  • IE IJA J/80/1
  • File
  • 26 September 1917 - 14 October 1929
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Br John Baptist Byrne SJ entry into the Society of Jesus and difficulties he encountered as a novice, ultimately leading to his decision to become a brother in the English Province. Includes detailed correspondence concerning his difficulties and the various attempts to find a suitable position for him in the Society.

Letter from Archbishop Mannix to Irish Fr Provincial referring to the work of the Society of Jesus in Australia

Letter from Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Raheen, Kew, Victoria to Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ thanking him for sending a copy of Fr McKenna's book on Fr Cullen. Refers to the work of the Society of Jesus in Australia and praises it making special reference to Newman College and Corpus Christi College.

Mannix, Daniel, 1864-1963, Archbishop of Melbourne

Letter from Fr Michael Browne SJ to the Vice Provincial informing him that he intends to sent Fr James Jeffcoat SJ to St John’s

Letter from Fr Michael Browne SJ [writing from the Crescent, Limerick] to the Vice Provincial. Announces that he intends to sent Fr James Jeffcoat SJ to St John’s the following day for treatment, and states that Fr Hugh Mulhall SJ is to take Fr Jeffcoat’s place at Roscrea.

Browne, Michael, 1853-1933, Jesuit priest

Letter from Jeremiah Sullivan SJ, St Mary's, North Sydney to Irish Fr Provincial concerning a number of matters relating to the Australian Mission

Letter from Jeremiah Sullivan SJ, St Mary's, North Sydney to Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ, St. Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning a number of matters relating to the Australian Mission including: the departure of Frs. Loughnan, Montague and Mr Spillane, visitation to Toowong, disappointment of the Archbishop that the Society of Jesus has not increased their numbers in Brisbane, the creation of Australia as a Vice-Province.

Sullivan, Jeremiah, 1877-1960, Jesuit priest

Letter from J.P. Hall, solicitor, writing from Limerick, to Fr Joseph Dalton SJ in Riverview, Sydney, Australia

Letter from J.P. Hall, solicitor, 100 George Street, Limerick, to Fr Joseph Dalton SJ in Riverview, Sydney, Australia. Reports on his efforts to sell an unnamed property (Cecil Street premises), which later burned down. Offers to send over the money received from the insurance claim, and asks Fr Dalton to decide on a course of action in relation to the damaged property.

Dalton, Joseph, 1817-1905, Jesuit priest

Letter from Sr M. Catherine of the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, St Mary’s, Limerick, to Fr Stephen Farrell SJ

Letter from Sr M. Catherine of the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, St Mary’s, Limerick, to Fr Stephen Farrell SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin. Conveys her thanks, through the latter, to the anonymous benefactor, who gave a donation of £100 for the use of her Convent. Includes a handwritten receipt for the above donation, signed by Sister Mary Catherine Bren.

Letter to Fr John Conmee SJ from the poet Aubrey de Vere

Letter to Fr John Conmee SJ from the poet Aubrey de Vere, Curraghchase, County Limerick in reply to Fr Conmee’s letter thanking de Vere for sending him some of his father’s sonnets, “…but for a mistake on the Publisher’s part they would have been forwarded to you long since. They form part of a volume now out of print, which my Father published as long ago as 1842 entitled ‘A Song of Faith’ and consisting chiefly of poems illustrative of the Apostles’ Creed”. Discusses some of his father’s poems, the nature of poetry and reflects ‘It is really marvellous to think what might be done for the Catholic cause and for the moral and intellectual well-being of the country by even a few first-rate Catholic literary works. Perhaps the next generation may give us a Catholic Coleridge to write Philosophy, a Catholic Wordsworth to be our Poet, a Catholic Scott to illustrate Ireland as Scott illustrated Scotland in his Novels, and a Catholic Historian to undo all the mischief done by the erroneous Tradition. Four such writers would do a marvellous work in the next thirty years; and there seems no reason why Ireland alone might not provide them all, if only the ability so constantly running to waste among us were at once properly developed and disciplined.’

De Vere, Aubrey Thomas, 1814-1902, poet and author

Letter written by Fr William Troddyn SJ, Prefect of Studies, Sacred Heart College, The Crescent, Limerick to Fr Tom McCarthy SJ, Gonzaga College, Dublin

  • IE IJA J/422/2
  • File
  • [1963-1965]; 26 September 2014
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letter from Fr Liam O'Connell SJ, Socius, Irish Jesuit Provincialate Office, to Damien Burke, Assistant Archivist, Irish Jesuit Archives, 26 September 2014, regarding an incomplete letter written by Fr William (Billy) Troddyn SJ, Prefect of Studies, Sacred Heart College, The Crescent, Limerick to Fr Tom McCarthy SJ, Gonzaga College, Dublin, [1963-1965]; Fr Troddyn SJ describes the sports at Limerick - cricket - and the health of Jesuits in Limerick.

Letters from Fr Michael Browne SJ to Fr William Stephenson SJ

  • IE IJA J/74/2
  • File
  • 17 March 1905 - 10 November 1931
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Michael Browne SJ to William Stephenson SJ:

  • from St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Willie Stephenson SJ, Maison St Louis, Jersey apologising for not writing sooner and expressing his hope that the shamrock reached Jersey on time. Writes about news from home (17 March 1905,4pp);
  • from St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Willie Stephenson SJ concerning William Stephenson's impending departure for Australia (15 August 1905, 3pp);
  • from Sacred Heart College, Limerick to Willie Stephenson SJ, Australia. Apologises for not replying sooner. Encourages Willie Stephenson to 'leave yourself in His (God's) hands - where better can you be - and follow blindly the direction that brings you peace of soul.' Writes about news from home (2 January 1909, 4pp);
  • from St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to William Stephenson SJ. Refers to Fr McDonnell's publications on Holy Communion, which he sent to Willie Stephenson. Refers to the small number of novices entering and remarks 'I hope you are sending us Novices from Australia this year, I fear our home supply will be small'. Writes about news from home (21 June 1909, 4pp);
  • from St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Willie Stephenson SJ. Refers to the novices from Australia and remarks how well they are doing. Continues 'I wish heartily you could send us more. The work you are engaged in promoting devotion to the Virgin Mother, will, I hope, produce as its special fruit subjects for the Society.' Encourages Willie Stephenson to continue his work. Remarks 'Your Australian experience will be invaluable to you in the harvest time.' (3 July 1910, 3pp);
  • from St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Willie Stephenson SJ, concerning a marble altar erected in the Lady Chapel of Riverview College Chapel. Remarks 'I am delighted that you are able to do so much for the honour of the Great Mother of God.' Writes of news from home, remarks that Tertianship for the Irish and English Provinces will be in Tullamore in 1912 and that preparations are being made (21 April 1911, 4pp);
  • card from St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr Stephenson SJ thanking Fr Stephenson for his booklet for Altar Servers. Compliments him on the layout (4 February 1921,1 item);
  • from Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Fr Stephenson SJ thanking him for his letter and congratulations (2 May 1930, 3pp) and
  • from Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Fr Stephenson SJ congratulating him on his booklet of Fr Baxter's Meditations (10 November 1931, 1p).

Letters from Fr Willie Doyle SJ, 1907-1915

  • IE IJA J/2/82
  • File
  • 28 July 1907 - 6 November 1915
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of holograph letters and typewritten letters by Fr Willie Doyle SJ concerning his ordination at Milltown Park (28 July 1907); tertianship at L’ Ancienne Abbaye, Tronchiennes, Belgium to his mother and father, his sister Mai and brother Charles (October 1907 - 21 July 1908); attending a mission in Great Yarmouth (20 April 1908); work as a minister at Belvedere College to his sister Mai (April - July 1909); at the Convent of St John of God, Wexford to his sister Mai (2 August 1910); at Enghien, Belgium to his father (2 - 14 October 1912); while giving missions in Clare, Cork, Limerick and Dublin and working at Rathfarnham Castle, to his father and sister Mai (20 March 1914 - 6 November 1915).

Letters in response to Irish Fr Provincial following his letter seeking volunteers to serve as chaplains

Letters in response to Irish Fr Provincial following his letter (10 July) seeking volunteers to serve as chaplains in the forces. Includes;
– Copy of Irish Fr Provincial’s letter (10 July 1941, 1p.);
– Responses from; Frs Gerard Guinane SJ (See CHP2/17), Joseph Kelly SJ, Conal Murphy SJ (CHP2/30), Sydney Lennon SJ (See CHP2/25), Robert Stephenson SJ, Henry Croasdaile SJ, William Prendergast SJ, Fergus Cronin SJ (See CHP2/14), Frank O'Riordan SJ and Richard O'Mahony SJ

Letters to Fr Thomas Finlay SJ from various individuals

  • IE IJA J/9/3
  • File
  • 14 November 1900 – 13 September 1935
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Finlay from various individuals. Includes:
– letter from Lord Cadogan, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, asking Fr Thomas Finlay SJ to become a member of the Board of Intermediate Education (14 November 1900, 1p.);
– letter from Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ regarding finance, University Hall, Rathfarnham Castle and Kennedy case (7 July 1913, 2 items);
– letters from Augustine Birrell, Chief-Secretary of Ireland, concerning grants for the National Library (21 February, 5 March 1915, 2 items);
– letter of congratulation from Timothy Healy, Glenaulin, Chapelizod, County Dublin [following Fr Finlay’s retirement from University College?] (19 December 1930, 2pp);
– letter from John Stafford Johnson, Carrickmines House, Carrickmines, County Dublin informing Fr Finlay that Dr Lea Wilson requested that (John Stafford Johnson) call on you with updates regarding the hospital situation, and childrens hospitals (19 January 1935, 2pp);
– letters from Fr Edward Dillon SJ regarding the progress of Rory O'Connor (payment of his fees) at Mungret College, and Mungret College results of public examinations 1934 and 1935 (4 March, 12- 13 September 1935, 5 items).

Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933, chief secretary for Ireland

Letters to Fr Vincent Byrne SJ, regarding a Mungret College holiday

Letters to Fr Vincent Byrne SJ from various individuals including: note from Fr Kenny SJ, Clongowes Wood College, with instructions regarding a Mungret College villa (holiday) (June 1893, 2 items) and letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kiernan SJ congratulating Fr Byrne on the occasion of his being seventy-five years in the Society of Jesus (2 items).

Kenny, Timothy J, 1843-1917, Jesuit priest

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr John Hayes SJ written while serving as chaplain

Letters and airgraphs to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr John Hayes SJ written while serving as chaplain attached to 393 Battery, 99th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery; in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire; with 144 Regiment, R.A.C. in Rufford Abbey, Ollerton, Notts., Aldburn Camp, Herts., Minstead and Malwood, Lyndhurst, Hants., Risborough Barracks, Folkestone, Kent; with the 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Rye, Sussex and 36th Indian Division in India and Northern Burma. Fr Hayes was made Senior Chaplain (S.C.F. (R.C.) in his division in January 1944. His last communication is a New Years note for 1945 (28 November 1944, 1p.).

Hayes, John, 1909-1945, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Jesuits in response to call to serve as chaplains

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from various Jesuits in response to Fr Provincial’s letter (16 April 1941, 1p.) seeking volunteers to serve as chaplains: ‘Mgr. Coghlan (an Irishman from the diocese of Meath) who is in charge of the military chaplains has called upon me and informed me that the need of chaplains is acute and urgent, in some areas Catholic soldiers have no priests to look after them’. Includes responses from: John Hayes SJ (See CHP2/18); John Burden SJ (See CHP2/13); Thomas O'Donnell SJ; Cyril Perrott SJ (See CHP2/35); Conal Murphy SJ (See CHP2/30); Thomas P. Kelly SJ; Brendan Lawler SJ; John McCarron SJ; Brian MacMahon SJ; Daniel Shields SJ (See CHP2/37); Maurice Dowling SJ (See CHP2/16); Frank O'Riordan SJ and Joseph Garland SJ.

Material from Sr Mary Regis, Mercy Convent, Doon, County Limerick, following Fr Leonard Sheil’s death

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Cecil McGarry from Sr Mary Regis, Mercy Convent, Doon, County Limerick, following Fr Leonard Sheil’s death. Encloses letters sent to her from Fr Sheil over a number of years and press-cuttings relating to him, in the hope they might be useful to the Society when writing Fr Sheil’s biography. States ‘I thought I would like to do a little for him after all he did for me.…When he started his missions in England I used to make pictures & pieties to help him & send them to the different addresses. He sent me accounts of these missions…He never thought of himself, his aim was to use everything he could to bring souls to God… I have kept letters of his since 1939 & all the years of the war & until he wrote before Christmas to announce his illness’ (Aug. 1968, 4pp). Encloses seven letters from Fr Sheil, thanking her for sending badges and medals and discussing her health and his missions. Includes letter in which he remarks ‘…thanks so much for all your lovely pictures and things. They are immensely valued over here. Sometimes indeed religion is not valued, but I hope that these pictures etc. will make it impossible for them to forget the lovely things of Our Faith. One little boy brought five Protestant pals, mostly bigger than himself, to the mission at West Hartlepool. I have had many conversions of people years away from Mass and the Sacraments. Many others have rejected me. The [leak]age of the children when they leave school, & have no Catholic school, and no good parents, is frightful. I start missions again on January 8th at Coventry and near Northampton. They will be very tough, so help me with your prayers. I bless each house I enter, put them on their knees, if they don’t refuse, and instal (sic.) a holy picture’ (28 Dec. 19--, 2pp). Also includes photocopies of clippings on Fr Sheil from various English newspapers (n.d., 4 items).

Material relating to Fr Daniel Louis Meagher SJ

  • IE IJA J/245/1
  • File
  • 25 August 1931 - 14 April 1980
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Daniel Louis Meagher SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Material relating to Fr Gregory Ffrench SJ

  • IE IJA J/147/1
  • File
  • 5 February 1936 - 19 August 1985
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Gregory Ffrench SJ which includes correspondence concerning his work for the Society throughout his life. Includes notes by Msgr Alfred O'Rahilly on the life of Fr Willie Doyle SJ sent to Fr Ffrench SJ (18 August 1964, 2pp). Includes a letter from Fr Ffrench SJ, Jesuit Retreat Centre, Tullamore, County Offaly to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the closure of Emo. Remarks 'But this dinner for Ours on the 11th? Apart from considerations of poverty, I cannot see that the closing of Emo is any occasion for festivity. After all, Emo is being closed because God does not see fit to bless the Province as at present being run with sufficient vocations to justify keeping it open.' (27 August 1969, 3pp). Includes correspondence concerning his work for the Crusaders of the Blessed Sacrament (1974-1982).

Material relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ

A file relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ, his entry into the Society of Jesus, his ill health, his four years in Australia as a scholastic and his death.

O'Neill, Laurence, 1907-1987, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Maurice F Headon SJ from the Irish Jesuit Missions Office

  • IE IJA J/181/2
  • File
  • 7 December 1949 - 28 July 1961
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Maurice F Headon SJ from the Irish Jesuit Missions Office. Includes passport photograph; mortuary card; personal record; and correspondence between Fr Headon SJ and Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Irish Jesuit Missions Office, Dublin. Also includes letters from former students of Fr Headon.

Material relating to Fr Michael Moloney SJ

  • IE IJA J/252/1
  • File
  • 15 June 1931-2 July 1984
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Michael Moloney SJ which includes correspondence describing his work in Australia and Zambia and includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Material relating to Fr Patrick G Kennedy SJ

  • IE IJA J/215/1
  • File
  • 15 August 1942 - 1 August 1953
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Patrick G Kennedy SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and memorandum of agreement for the publication of 'Birds of Ireland' by P.G. Kennedy SJ, Robert F. Ruttledge and C.F. Scroope.

Material relating to Fr Thomas Hurley SJ

  • IE IJA J/188/1
  • File
  • 18 November 1924 - 2 July 1976
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Thomas Hurley SJ, including correspondence with the Irish Fr Provincial, items relating to his health and catalog entry

Material relating to Fr William Merritt SJ

  • IE IJA J/247/1
  • File
  • 29 May 1932 - 20 August 1946
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr William Merritt SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • tracing of a map of Limerick from John Speed’s map of Munster, 1610, reproduced in 'Pacata Hibernia, Dublin', 1810 (21cm x 14cm);
  • notes by Fr Francis Finegan SJ and Fr John MacErlean SJ;
  • tracing of a map entitled ‘Limerick circa 1590, Copy feb 1903. Thos. Westropp’ (22 1/2 cm x 15cm) and
  • tracing entitled ‘Plan of Limerick castle’ (circa 1611), (141/2cm x 24cm). All tracings signed by ‘A. Cox’

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Mungret College, Limerick

The papers provide an insight into the daily workings of the Mungret College, as well as the Jesuit community who resided there. The bulk of material relates to correspondence, deeds, leases, minutes, account books, custom books, photographs, diaries and journals. Includes reference to:

  • the establishment of Mungret College in 1882 (including references to the Mungret Model Farm and school), purchase of the site and deeds;
  • correspondence between Lord Emly, Tervoe, (1812-1894), Limerick and Fr William Ronan SJ (1825-1907) concerning Mungret;
  • Fr William Ronan SJ (1825-1907) - biographical information, letters to Irish Fr Provincial on establishment of Mungret (1880-1882), fund-raising Tour (1882-1893), letters written by Fr Ronan SJ (1882-1896);
  • lists, registers, catalogues and results of students to the Apostolic and Lay school;
  • accounts for Mungret College (1882-1928);

Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ has researched the history of Mungret College and his research notes are included in the papers.

Mungret College, Limerick, 1882-1974

Notes on on Fr Joseph Ignatius O'Halloran SJ

Documents on Fr Joseph Ignatius O'Halloran SJ, includes note on his being at Cork in 1765, by Fr John MacErlean SJ (1p) and biographical sketch extracted from 'Worthies of Thomond' Third Series, collected and edited by Robert Herbert, Limerick, 1946 (2pp).

Photographic album belonging to Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ

  • IE IJA J/324/3
  • File
  • 1926; 1936 - 1941; [1970]
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Photographic album (thirty photographs) belonging to Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ relating to his time as a scholastic in Mungret College c.1926, Rector of Mungret College (136-1941) and later in Galway (1941-1972). Insert postcard from Irish Jesuit in Rome, Italy (1931).

Photographs in the possession of Fr Paddy Meagher SJ

Photographs in the possession of Fr Paddy Meagher SJ (1917-2005). Fr Eddie O'Donnell SJ notes ‘Not all enclosed photographs were taken by Fr Browne’ (May 2017). Many are of Emo Court (dated 7, 21 and 27 May 1967, February 1968) and later therefore not taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ. Some have on reverse ‘Lorna Madden, Artist Photographer, 50 Highfield Park, Dundrum Road, Dublin, Irish Times, Studio M or Lensman.
Photographs of Irish Jesuits including:
Kieran Barry-Ryan;
Patrick Cusack;
Peter Doyle;
Michael Erraught;
Michael P Gallagher (1957);
Patrick Gannon;
John Hannon;
Brendan Hyland;
John Joy;
Tony McSheara;
John Maguire;
Br Matthews;
Paddy Meagher;
Leon O'Giollain;
Michael O'Sullivan;
Liam O’Hara;
Stephen Ryan;
Charles Scantlebury;
William White;

Jean-Baptiste Janssen SJ;
Jerry Headfort, Elsie, Michael and Lord Henry Taylor - Michael’s coming of age (Easter 1953);
Crescent College, Limerick, 1957, with Ray Quilligan (front, centre) who was a Jesuit scholastic and two to his right - Fr Billy Carroll SJ (RIP) by Egleston Bros, Limerick (1957);
Clongowes Wood College Irish Class, 1956-1957;
Ciary Quirke ordination (1968) with John Murphy kneeling and Michael Gallagher waiting for a blessing. Paddy Doyle in background, left;
Fr Philip Fogarty SJ giving a blessing to Fr Cecil McGarry SJ (1971);
Fr Paddy Cusack SJ with novices;
Fr Joe Dargan SJ with novices;
Milltown Park grounds. Library and ordinations, with Archbishop John Charles McQuaid;
Br McAuley, Frs Brendan Barry, Charlie O'Conor, Hebert Dargan, Pedro Arrupe, John Russell, John Byrne and John Kerr;
St Mary’s, Emo, Laois – grounds;

Photographs damaged by damp
Mr Frank Browne SJ as a scholastic novice;
Mr Frank Browne with family (Uncle Robert, Bishop of Cloyne);
Robert L. Stephenson, Frank Browne, William Prendergast, William Hogan and Richard Maguire;
George Byrne;
Hugh Kelly;
William Gwynn;
Haymaking;
Wood carving;
Italian Jesuits - science;
Belvedere Villa group, Kerry, 1910;

Jesuits at Emo 1946:
Fred Cuffe, Donal O'Sullivan, Michael Garraghy, Patrick Gannon, Stephen Bartley, Frank Browne, Thomas Byrne, William Prendergast;

John Hannon, Thomas Byrne and Jerome Mahony at Emo, 1946;

Jesuits at Emo, 1946: Frank Browne, Fred Cuffe, Brendan Brennan, William Prendergast, Thomas Byrne, Richard Maguire, William Hogan, John Hannon, Stephen Bartley;

Meagher, Patrick, 1917-2005, Jesuit priest

Province file for Fr Seán J McCarron SJ

Province file for Fr Seán J McCarron SJ which includes correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Receipts from businesses in Galway to St Ignatius College and Church

File of receipts from businesses in Galway to St Ignatius College and Church. Receipts from 1875 include: Midland Great Western Railway; Mercantile and General Printing Office; Galway Town Commissioners; E. O'Malley, China, Delph & Glass warehouse, Galway; Burns, Oates & Co., Office of the Irish Ecclesiastical Record; Martin, Hill & Co. File of receipts from 1964 include: BBC Publication;, Browne and Nolan Limited; Patrick J. Sheahan; Consulting Architect & Civil Engineer; John Carr & Sons Ltd; The Chappell Piano Co. Ltd; The Educational Company of Ireland, Limited; Gunning & Son Ltd, Ecclesiastical Art Metal Manufacturers; Tony O'Sullivan, Pork Butcher and Sausage Manufacturer; O'Gorman Limited.

Recitations by Fr Robert Dillon-Kelly SJ

Recitations by Fr Robert Dillon-Kelly SJ which include: 'Jot it down';' Chincilla'; 'Spinning Wheel'; 'A wonderful boy of old, Limerick';' The Pilot of the Shannon'; 'Down with it'; and 'The Jesuit Trail'.

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