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Diocesan Records

Most of the records of the Irish dioceses were destroyed in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. For a list of the records which were destroyed, see Herbert Wood, A guide to the records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin, 1919).

The Library holds records from the following dioceses:–

  • Ardfert & Aghadoe
  • Cashel, Emly, Waterford & Lismore
  • Clogher
  • Clonfert & Kilmacduagh
  • Cloyne
  • Cork, Cloyne & Ross
  • Dublin, Glendalough & Kildare
  • Elphin & Ardagh
  • Killaloe & Kilfenora
  • Kilmore – view handlist as a PDF file
  • Limerick, Arfert & Agahdoe
  • Meath – view handlist as a PDF file.
    For catalogue and background to the Meath Diocesan Archive see this link
  • Ossory, Ferns & Leighlin
  • Tuam, Killala & Achonry

Diocesan records are subject to a 40 year rule

Handlists of some of these records are available in the Library

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