Archives

The Archives

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.

Images from the Archives

An archive photo of Eamon de Valera visiting Saint John's Lane Church, Dublin.
An archive photo of Arch-bishop McQuaid visiting Saint John's Lane Church, Dublin.
An Augustinian bee-keeper tending a hive. Photo from the Augustinian archives.
An aerial photo of Orlagh, Dublin. Taken from the Augustinian archives.
An archive photo of two Augustinian students after writing 1941 in the snow.
A photo of Augustinians at prayer in Orlagh. Taken from the Augustinian archives.
Augustinians walking in file down the driveway to Orlagh.
An Augustinian with a Horse and cart.

Contact

Augustinian Province of Ireland
St. Augustine’s
Taylors Lane
Ballyboden
Dublin 16
D16 YN32

email: info@augustinians.ie

Tel: 01 4851516

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