Fonds UNIV - Catholic University of Ireland and University College, Dublin

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IE IJA UNIV

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Catholic University of Ireland and University College, Dublin

Date(s)

  • 1873-2000 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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(1830-)

Administrative history

The Irish Province of the Society of Jesus is the local branch of the Society of Jesus, one of the largest religious orders in the Catholic Church, was formed in 1860, having been a Vice-Province from 1830. When Fr Peter Kenney SJ, led the Jesuits back to Ireland in 1814 after the Suppression of the Society (1773-1814) his first action was to open a new school at Clongowes Wood College. In the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century the Order was associated with training Catholics to take on a leadership role in the emerging independent Ireland.

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The Catholic University of Ireland was formally inaugurated in 1854 with John H. Newman as rector. The Royal University of Ireland was an examining body only and did not provide tuition. In October 1883 the trustees of the Catholic University of Ireland leased to the Society of Jesus the University buildings of 84 and 85 with gardens, and the two uppermost stories of 86 St. Stephen’s Green (includingt the Aula Maxima and rooms over it) which were given the new name of University College, Dublin. In 1908 the National University of Ireland came into existence. In 1909 the Jesuit community left St Stephen’s Green for a new residence at 35 Lower Leeson Street.

Papers of the Catholic University (1854), the Royal University of Ireland (1883 - 1908) called University College Dublin and the National University of Ireland (1908), St. Stephen’s Green.

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All items retained permanently.

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No further accruals.

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Material was catalogued in 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

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Conditions governing access

The Irish Jesuit Archives are open only to bona fide researchers. Access by advance appointment. Further details: www.jesuitarchives.ie

Conditions governing reproduction

No material may be reproduced without the written permission of the Archivist. Copyright restrictions apply. Photocopying is not available. Digital photography is at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Publication note

'A page of Irish history: story of University College, Dublin, 1883-1909'. Irish Jesuits. Talbot Press (1930).

Publication note

Gwynn SJ, Fr Aubrey, ‘The Jesuit fathers and University College', Michael Tierney (ed.), 'Struggle with fortune: a miscellany for the centenary of the Catholic University of Ireland, 1854-1954'. Browne & Nolan (1954).

Publication note

Morrissey SJ, Thomas J. 'Towards a National University: William Delany SJ (1835-1924'). Wolfhound Press (1983).

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IE IJA

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1998, 2004, 2006 and 2007

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