The Augustinian archives are the memories of our Irish province. As such, they have been generated by Augustinian Friars over many years. Therefore, we are committed to preserving these important historical records of Augustinian life. Additionally, our historical records are significant within the wider Irish context, as they trace social, political and economic change, within Ireland. Furthermore, our archives contain an international element, as many of our Friars have travelled on the missions. For instance, Augustinian Friars have journeyed as far as Ecuador, Nigeria and Kenya. In doing so, our friars have spent much of their lives living with the peoples of these countries. Consequently, we have records from our friars’ many travels around the world.
Therefore, these historical records are incredibly important to us. But they are also valuable as snapshots of a different Ireland. Because we value and support historical research into them, we strive to make them available to researchers. To this end, we will co-operate fully with bona-fide researchers who seek access to our historical records. However, access is granted under the terms of the Order’s Access Policy. The Archives are open for research on Wednesdays, from 10 am – 4 pm. However, if you are not a member of the Augustinians in Ireland and have never used our archives, it is first necessary to submit a request form. In order to make such a request, fill in a Research Request Form and return it to the address below.
International Online Resources
Connect to the General Curia's online resources page Here. From here you can find collections of various materials, which the Order has made available for online viewing. The material includes press releases, videos, documents and books.