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‘Mass Intention Book’ for St Ignatius, Galway

Ledger style notebooks with printed headings and tables and handwritten entries for Mass Intentions, St Ignatius, Galway. Divided by month. The tables detail those for whom the Masses are said; the priest who said the Masses in each case, the amount of money received, and remarks.

‘Record of 25 years of Weekly Offices etc…and some accounts’ at St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten register of the dates, times and names of priest who offered Mass at St Ignatius Church, Galway. Includes accounts for St Ignatius Church, ‘received and payments’, which includes, for example, entries under the following headings; alms; stipends; collections; grants; cash for cheques; food; lights; travel; stationary.

‘Visitations 1859 - 1961’’ to St Ignatius, Galway

Notebook with handwritten entries written by the Irish Fr Provincials on completing his annual visitation of the Galway residences. The first entry is by the Vice Provincial, Joseph Lentaigne. At the beginning of the notebook, a financial status is outlined for the
residences in Galway as they returned to Galway in 1859. The Provincials’ notes on their visitations refer to the physical and spiritual state of the college, house and church finances, and the observance of regulations; such as the pealing of bells and the non playing by the boys in certain areas. The community are commended for their successes with regard to religious observance, house regulations etc., and recommendations for improvements are made also. (In Latin and English).

Album to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College

Photographic album mainly related to the events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes photographs of: Jesuit residences; the President of Ireland, Eamon de Valera with members of the Jesuit community; photocopies of photograph of the Hurling team and Irish Speakers in 1904 taken from ‘The Ignatian’; Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ; pasted inserts of receipts from 1879 to 1895 for cleaning, stained glass windows of 2 lights and tracery and missal stand; group photograph of the St Ignatius Gaelic Football team of 1935-1936.

Connacht Tribune, newspaper

Altar notices at St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebooks and journals with handwritten entries for notices to be read out at Sunday Mass at St Ignatius, Galway. Each entry is headed with the relevant Sunday’s Title, such as the ‘Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost’, the ‘First Sunday of Lent’ etc, or the name of the relevant Feast, ‘Palm Sunday’. Each volume contains announcements in relation to rosaries, benedictions, devotions, novenas, confessions, Mass times, arrangements for Feast Days. There are also announcements in relation to recent deaths in the parish, and requests for prayers for the repose of the souls of those recently deceased and of those whose anniversaries occur. Insert letter, incomplete, in 1912-1914 journal, from an Ursuline nun [Sullivan], and referencing Fr Robert giving a mission in Queenstown (21 August 1862).

2 July 1905 - 12 May 1907;
31 May 1908 - 13 February 1910;
4 August 1912 - 13 December 1914;
20 December 1914 - 16 July 1916;
23 July 1916 - 6 May 1917;
13 May 1917 - 9 February 1919;
16 February 1919 - 2 March 1922;
26 March 1922 - 15 August 1924;
7 September 1924 - 8 January 1928;

Alterations to the Sacristy, St Ignatius, Galway

Architectural drawings for St. Ignatius Church, Galway which detail alterations to the Sacristy etc. Includes drawings for front elevation, sectional, details of skylight and plan. Scale: 1/8 inch = 1 ft. Notes on the rear that ‘Sacristy and Sodality Room etc. about 1900. Obviously whilst general idea carried out, This plan was not carried out in detail'.

Architectural plans for ‘Design for Proposed College of St Ignatius, Galway’

Includes: ‘Design for Proposed College of St Ignatius, Galway’ which details plan for Ground floor,1st Floor Plan, 2nd Floor Plan, Side Elevation and Front Elevation; ‘Design for Proposed College of St Ignatius, Galway’ which details Ground Plan, Plan of First Floor, Plan of Second Floor and Front Elevation; J. J. McCarthy R.H.A Arch[itec]t. Scale: 1 inch to 15 feet. Size: Colour washes on paper.

Attendance registers for guilds associated with, St Ignatius, Galway

Copy book attendance registers, with Fr Peader O'Higgins SJ as master. Includes aspirant names for the Sacred Heart Guild, Blessed Virgin Mary Guild, Mary Immaculate Guild, Realt na Maidne Guild, Mother of Good Counsel Guild, Mother of Christ Guild, Our Lady of the Rosary Guild, Our Lady of the Wayside Guild, Star of the Sea Guild, Our Lady of Lourdes Guild, Mother of Mercy Guild, St Aloysius Guild, Our Lady of the Perpetual Succour Guild, Holy Name of Jesus Guild, St Francis Xavier Guild, St Ignatius Guild, St John Guild, Seat of Wisdom Guild, St Nicholas Guild, St Patrick Guild, Queen of Heaven Guild, Good Shepherd Guild, St Brigid Guild.

Beginnings of the Jesuits in Galway

Information related to the beginnings of the College and Church in Galway and history of persons and events related to the Jesuits in Galway. Written at the time of the centenary celebrations (1963) more than likely by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. Includes list of past pupils who became priests and their present location; details of renovations to the interior of St. Ignatius Church; list of rectors and vice-rectors of St Ignatius, Galway; background to the history of St Ignatius, Galway; details of decorative engraving on walls at the back of Powell’s at Miss Jordan’s bookshop (11 December 1963).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Building plans for the proposed additions to St Ignatius College, Galway

File of drawings of the building plans for the proposed additions to St Ignatius College, Galway. Includes letter from J. A. Kenny & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Eglington street, Galway returning the drawings to Fr Fergus O'Keeffe SJ (Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway (15 October 1970). The drawings of the ‘new’ community consist of: ground floor plan, first floor plan, top floor plan and elevations. Premises are surrounded by William street to the south and Raleigh row to the north. Plans illustrate new and existing properties: library, rooms, bath, W.C, lavatory, chapel, sanctuary, sacristy, store, cubicle, brother’s recreation room, lobby, corridor and present rooms. Scale is given and directional arrow. Ink and colour washes on paper. Material includes three drawings which give alternative additions to St Ignatius College: first floor plan, top floor plan and ground plan. Orientation and scale is given.

Centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College, Galway

Documents relating to events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes programme of events; ‘the Men’s Sodality of Our Lady and The Jesuits in Galway’; menus; concert programmes, messages from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and Father General John Janssens SJ; letter from Fr Francis Finegan SJ to Rector, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway on a centenary brochure (2 November 1963); list of principal events of contrary celebrations (1963); rough plan of church placings; ‘Ceiliuradh Cead - Bliana Cholaside Iognáid. Deire Fomhir 1963’; ‘Cuirm Ceoil St Ignatius Centenary Celebrations 1863 - 1963 Concert’.

Council meetings of the Men’s Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/7/9
  • File
  • 28 September 1890- September 1937; April 1946 - November 1951; 14 May 1961-14 January 1974;
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Minutes of council meetings of the Men’s Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Ignatius, Galway. Refers to retreats and retreat directions, details members present and those proposed for membership.

28 September 1890-1 December 1912;
13 December 1912 - September 1937;
April 1946 - November 1951;
14 May 1961-14 January 1974;

Dance in aid of Penny Dinners and postponement

File of letters and copy of letters related to the postponement of the Penny Dinners in Galway at Columban Hall and its eventual re-establishment. Correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kiernan SJ, Fr John MacSheahan SJ, Rector, St Ignatius Church, Galway and Thomas O’Doherty, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, relating to Bishop O'Doherty’s pastoral letter in which he indirectly refers to the Penny Dinners and the Jesuits, when he condemns dances organised in aid of Penny Dinners by non – Jesuits, ‘I have the strongest possible objection to the means of raising money employed last January…who can control the evils perpetuated in motor cars' (6 April 1926). Includes correspondence between Fr John MacSheahan SJ, Rector, St Ignatius Church, Galway and M. O. Lainn, Clerk, Galway Urban District Council, relating to the re-establishment of Penny Dinners.

MacSheahan, John, 1885-1956, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Domestic arrangements for the Jesuit community in Galway

File of material related to domestic arrangements for the Jesuit community in Galway. Items include: customs regarding the use of intoxicating liquors (May 1959); General Chapter notices which comment on issues in the house such as the lack of punctuality for dinner; ‘Order of Time’ (1969); notice for all visitors; appointment of House Consultors (26 August 1969); how to facilitate the smooth operation of accounts (16 April 1970), domestic arrangements for community and visitors (November 1971); record of Christmas gifts and cards received by the community, church services over Christmas and Christmas Day menu (1968-1971).

Electrical installation in Science room at St Ignatius College, Galway

Copy of contract document, ‘Proposed Science Room, St Ignatius College, Galway: Document E Specification for the electrical installation including Scheduled, Summary and Form of tender’ by J. A Kenny & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Eglington House, Eglington Street, Galway for Fr John Hughes SJ, (Rector), St Ignatius College, Galway. Includes insert of copy of memorandum of agreement between Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ, (Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway and Patrick Dolan, Electrical Contractor, Shangort, Barna, County Galway (1959) and specifications and general conditions of contract for the ‘Proposed Erection of Science Room at St. Ignatius College, Galway for Very Rev. Fr. John Hughes SJ Rector’ by Patrick Tobin, Consulting Engineer, 22, Eyre square, Galway.

Female students from UCG attend Mass and the Children of Mary Sodality at St Ignatius, Galway

Correspondence between Fr John MacSheahan SJ, Rector, St Ignatius College, Galway and Fr James O’Dea, Dean, University College Galway over concerns of Fr O’Dea, that pressure was applied to female students to attend Mass and attend the Children of Mary Sodality at St Ignatius Church, instead of the university, ultra vires the authority of St Ignatius Church.

MacSheahan, John, 1885-1956, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Historia Domus for St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebook 'COLL S. IGNATII, HIST. DOM.' (House history for St. Ignatius College, Galway) Historia Domus, with handwritten entries which record important dates in the history of the church, college and community in Galway. At the start, it lists the instructions for the ‘Scriptores Historiae Domus’. Reports on number of confessions for each year, the Men’s Sodality and the Apostleship of Prayer. Lists the members of the community for each academic year and records the arrival of new members and the departure of the old, as well as last vows, illnesses, deaths and funerals. Details building work carried out to the buildings and new sport pitches and includes a photograph of such work in 1939. The renovations to the roof and the boiler are described as are the cost of work done, the craftsmen and architects involved etc. Relevant references are made to weather conditions and current affairs, including the reopening of the school ‘which had been suspended for 3 years (1929), ‘War declared. Invasion of Poland’ (1939), fourth centenary of the Society of Jesus (1941), ‘Around this time, the presence of a strange cat was felt (“perceived is better word”) in various parts of the house... she was caught, but escaped, + continued her evil way’ (1942), Taoiseach broadcast to the Nation on the conclusion of the War in Europe’ (16 May 1945), ‘Spiddal priest released by Communists’ (7 June 1952). Other entries refer to feast days, special Masses, novenas and processions, as well as to special periods within the Church calendar, such as Lent and Christmas. Provincials’ visitations are also recorded, as are the visits of other important guests. School events, such as the beginning and end of terms, examinations and prize-giving, operettas, theatricals, Féis Cheoil, debates, sports fixtures, excursions etc. also feature in the house history.

Also contains several insertions, some loose and some pasted onto notebook pages including; newspaper cuttings of special ceremonies, debates, school tours, reviews of theatricals, prize days, obituaries for Jesuits such as Fr Edmund Downing SJ, Jesuit educated pupils and past pupils, articles by Jesuits for example, ‘Why is not more Irish spoken?’ by Fr John J. Mac Sheahan SJ., articles of Jesuit interest in Galway, ‘Attacked by Beetle: Work to Save Church Roof’ (1939), ‘Past Pupils’ union for St Ignatius College’ (December 1946); numbers and finances of the Jesuits in Galway from 1862- 1877 (In Latin); leaflets; Lenten lectures & devotions; musical and theatricals programmes such as Concert & Dramatic Entertainment (4 January 1899); ‘The Rale True Doctor’ and ‘The Cuckoo’ (1936), ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ (1945); copy of report in the Galway Pilot of private theatricals at the College of St Ignatius (5 March 1892); copy of excavation plan done by Mr Edwards, Clerk of Works; holograph letter from Fr John MacErlean SJ to Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ concerning the early history of the Jesuits in Galway (29 March 1947). Includes copy book which contains correspondence and articles in Galway newspapers about Scoil Fursa, a school which educates through Irish (December 1945 - January 1946).

House Consults for St Ignatius, Galway

Three lined notebooks with handwritten entries, reporting on the consults between the Rector and house consultors:
‘House Consults 12 November 1921 - 25 April 1941’ with index;
‘House Consults 14 May 1941 - 29 May 1958’ and
‘House Consults 29 May 1958 - Jan 1968’.
The minutes record the subjects discussed at each meeting, and the input of the consultors in relation to these issues. Subjects include house finances; bequests, the timetabling of, and arrangements for, liturgy and other activities such as confessions and novenas in the church; renovations and repairs to church, house and school buildings, and their decoration; the purchase and sale of property; discipline and academic performance in the school; scholarships; proposals to increase school fees; centenary celebrations; fundraising; domestic issues for the community including quality of meals, electricity, heating and water supply, regulations regarding punctuality, silence; sodalities; etc. Most entries are signed by the rector at the time, and in some cases, by the Fr Provincial. Includes list of those present.

House histories of the College and Residence of St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten documents relating to the history of the Jesuits in Galway. Includes: copy of history of the Jesuit Church in Galway (20 August 1861) signed by Fr Rush[e], Prior; history of the College and Residence St Ignatius, Galway 1859 - 1863 by [Fr Rochford SJ] (In Latin); history of the College and Residence St. Ignatius, 1863 – 1865 (In Latin); annual letters 1865 - 1868 (In Latin).

Irish Province News, Galway

Photocopies of entries for the Jesuit community at Galway and at St Ignatius College, contained in the Jesuit publication, the Irish Province News.

Jesuit community and Fr John J McMahon SJ, at St Ignatius, Galway

Photograph of the community at St Ignatius, Galway, at the time of Fr John J McMahon’s visitation. Taken outdoors in three rows by Yann Studios, 3 Mainguard St, Galway. Includes names.

Top row, from left: Fr Michael Morahan SJ, Fr Kieran Ward SJ, Fr Senan Timoney SJ, Fr Richard Butler SJ, Fr Sean O'Duibhir SJ, Fr Paddy Tyrrell SJ, Br Michael Crowe SJ.
Middle row: Fr Peader Feeney SJ, Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ, Br Andrew Colgan SJ, Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ, Br Francis Bonfield SJ, Fr Jim Christian SJ.
Front row, sitting: Fr Paul Leonard SJ, Fr Joseph O'Connor SJ, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ (Rector), Fr John J McMahon SJ (Visitor), Fr Michael McGrath SJ (Minister), Fr Bob McGoran SJ, Fr Francis McSwiggan SJ.

Jesuit plot in graveyard, Galway

Receipts for purchase of grave space at Galway cemetery and the burial of Fr Patrick O'Reilly SJ (1902); reply to Fr John MacSheahan SJ from B. Tierney regarding his offer to purchase grave space (19 December 1922) cost of three grave at Bohermore (£6 each) (29 May 1934); quotation from James Stewart, Building Contractor for kerbing to Jesuit graves and surround (21 June 1938-15 March 1956); plan of graves in Jesuit plot, Galway taken from maps and records in Corporation Office which details the graves wand who is buried there (2 October 1968).

Jesuit response to lack of housing provision in Galway

File of material related to the Jesuit response to the lack of housing provision in Galway for vulnerable groups in society such as the aged. Includes newspapers articles from 'The Connacht Tribune' and 'Connacht Sentinel' written by or quoting Jesuits, in relation to housing in Galway, ’No house should be held by one: Five priests plead for the aged poor’ (Connacht Sentinel, 13 May 1969) and ‘Flats for the Aged of Galway’ by Fr Charles O'Connor SJ, (The Connacht Tribune, 8 August 1969); correspondence between Fr Charles O'Connor and various individuals on the subject of housing for the aged including Brendan Holland, Hollands'; P. J. Watters, Town Clerk, Galway; The Mayor of Galway; Bobby Molly, T.D.; the editor of the 'Connacht Sentinel'.

O'Connor, Charles E, 1920-2014, Jesuit priest

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Leonard Sheil SJ, various Jesuits and others relating to Fr Sheil’s work

  • IE IJA J/16/5
  • File
  • 7 November 1941 - 8 August 1943
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Leonard Sheil SJ, various Jesuits and others relating to Fr Sheil’s work in the Jesuit church in Galway. Includes:
– letters from Fr Sheil and the Secretary of the International Catholic Girls’ Protection Society (Veritas House, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin) regarding radio broadcasts for Irish emigrants in England and an appeal for funds for the I.C.G.P.S. (see also J16/6) (7 November 1941 - 6 June 1942, 3 items);
– letters from Fr Hugh Kelly SJ (Rector, Rathfarnham Castle) and Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ (Director of the Pioneers Association) reporting complaints about Fr Sheil’s behaviour with regard to the content of his lectures to secondary school girls, his running of the Sodalities in Galway and his comments to a young girl who came to him for religious instruction (17 November - 20 December 1942, 4 items);
– letters from Fr Sheil, Fr Hugh Kelly SJ and the Superior of the Presentation Convent, Dundrum, County Tipperary requesting permission for Fr Sheil to give various lectures and retreats and to act as Special Confessor to the nuns of Dundrum Presentation Convent (26 January - 24 May 1943, 3 items) and
– letter from Fr Sheil enclosing a list of his sodality work in Galway, to help his successor, ‘I have tried all these two years to get these works into such order that anyone could carry them on, but I have not had the time. Many details of organization have still to be put into practice. The walls are built but the roof is not yet on. However there is plenty of brains and holiness among the men and women engaged in the work. If I could have any wish where obedience is concerned, I would wish to stay with them’ (8 August 1943, 3pp).

List of Coláiste Iognáid, Galway archives

Lists of letters from the archives of Coláiste Iognáid (St Ignatius College), Galway. Includes newspaper clipping on St Joseph Seminary and St Ignatius College students entry into University College Galway.

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs in Irish. With inscription: ‘Seán Ó Síocháin a bhronn ar A of SI a, Meitheamh, 1934 ’(A present from Seán Ó Síocháin to A of the SJ, June 1934) (Seán Ó Síocháin was GAA Secretary from Cill na Marta, Cork). Broken spine. End papers have watermark, 1 Grove Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ó Síocháin, Seán, 1914-1997, General Secretary of GAA and singer

Ministers' Journals for St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebooks with handwritten entries. Each journal covers a period of between 7 and 15 years.
(1) 1902 - 05; 1920 - 1924; 1932 - 1933
(2) 13 November 1904 - 28 December 1906 (Includes in same volume handwritten accounts from 2 January 1907-30 September 1911)
(3) September 1933 - March 1959
(4) July 1959 - April 1965
(5) 1 May 1965 - 31 December 1969
(6) January 1970 - 1983

The entries relate to Church, community and school matters and events. The comings and goings of various members of the community are recorded, as is their state of health. Visits by bishops, the Father Provincial and other guests are also reported. Arrangements regarding meals and the consumption of alcohol (wine and punch) are dealt with extensively, and references to the ‘Long Table’ appear often. There are also references to the cost of provisions, including food and cigarettes and the weather. Building work, maintenance and repairs are recorded. Monies received for masses and donations are recorded. Many entries relate to feast days and special periods in the Church calendar, e.g. Holy Week and Christmas, and include information such as arrangements made for Masses, other ceremonies and confessions for the public and the community. In relation to the school, entries cover term dates, timetables, holidays, half days, examinations and results, retreats, school tours, sports fixtures and results, sports days theatricals, concerts, debates, sodalities etc. Of the many insertions in these journals, some are glued in and some are loose, and they relate to, amongst other subjects, distribution of holy communion, timetables for the celebration of Mass, novenas, Holy Week arrangements, concert programmes etc. Contemporary national and worldwide events are sometimes reported, e.g., ‘assassination of President Kennedy at about 6.30 p.m Irish time. World stunned’ and ‘British soldiers shot thirteen people at Civil Rights march in Derry. Sharp reaction’. Includes list of students 1919 - 1920; 1920 - 1921

New building at St Ignatius College, Galway

File of correspondence and copies of documents related to the new building at St Ignatius College, Galway and subsequent work done on the building including the staircase and window frames. Includes copy of correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial Laurence J. Kieran and Rectors, Fr John MacSheahan SJ and Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway regarding the new building and differences of opinion about plans; copy of garden agreement between Kate Egan, Sea Road, Galway, Thomas Byrne, 3 Ely Place, Galway and Fr John MacSheahan SJ, (Rector), St. Ignatius College, Galway (March 1937); consultors’ opinions on the new building and acquiring property; plan of St Ignatius College and Church with new building shaded (October 1937); tenders for Galway building (17 May 1938); proposals and contracts for work; receipts; sketch of the present altar; guarantees; particulars of work carried out; correspondence between Neil H. Nolan Electrical & Radio, 2 Ardilaun Road, Clonliffe Road, Dublin and Fr Andrew O'Reilly SJ,(Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway.

New Secondary School, ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Community house at St Ignatius College, Galway

Architects and engineers drawings of the New Secondary School, ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Community house. Includes floor plans of electrical, heating installations, water services and layouts of boiler house, science rooms, main switchboard; copy of letter from J.A. Kenny, J. A. Kenny & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Eglington Street, Galway to Fr Fergus O'Keeffe SJ (Rector) St Ignatius College, Galway indicating drawing numbers and progress of drawings.

Notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the history of the Jesuits in Galway

Volumes of handwritten notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ charting the history of the Jesuits in Galway: ‘The fragments gathered in this book deal with the Society in Galway. 1: From the time Fr Holywood was appointed Superior of the Irish Mission in 1598 down to the Suppression of the Soc[iety]. 2: From the coming of Fr Haly as Superior of a Residence and School to Galway in 1859.’ Includes inserts of hand drawn maps of Galway; local history notes; photographs and newspaper clippings; Fr Rabbitte traces the history of the Jesuits in Galway through the use of primary material which are quoted and his knowledge of Jesuit history. Details Superiors of the College and Residence in Galway; Directors of the Confra[ternity] of the Sacred Heart; list of priests educated at St Ignatius College, Galway. Early photograph of St Ignatius Church, Galway and St Ignatius College Athletic Sports at Merlin Park.

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Notes on the archives of St Ignatius’ Galway

Notes on the archives of St Ignatius’ Galway which includes typed document which details the archives of St Ignatius, Galway which are located in the filing cabinet in the Rector’s room at St Ignatius, Galway (November 1985); handwritten document on important material for St Ignatius, Galway (2 June 2005) and copy of handwritten document on archives in boxes with note that Archivist, Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ visited on June 18th, 2007 and took what he deemed relevant to the Archives.

O'Donoghue, Fergus, Jesuit priest

Notes on the history of the Jesuits in Galway

Typed notes on the history of the Jesuits in Galway by [Fr Paddy O'Kelly SJ]. Includes reference to books in Waterford and Carlow College which belonged to the Jesuit residences of Galway, New Ross and Dublin and book on the Jesuit residence at Athlone in Galway. Note by Rupert Coyle SJ (17 January 1964); list of priests educated at St Ignatius College, Galway; list of furnishings of St Ignatius Church.

Coyle, Rupert F H, 1896-1978, Jesuit priest

Number of Sunday Masses, St Ignatius, Galway

Correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ, Fr John MacSheahan SJ, Rector, St Ignatius, Galway and Thomas O'Doherty, Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh relating to the authority of the Bishop in insisting that the acts and five minutes sermons are connected, and limiting the number of Masses said at St Ignatius. Refers to the university sodality question, and Fr O'Dea mentioned that he didn't bring it to the Bishops attention (Canon Davis).

MacSheahan, John, 1885-1956, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Original correspondence concerning Jesuit establishment in Galway

Original correspondence with title page 'Litterae et Documenta', which gives an index to the following:

  • 17 December 1858, reply of Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway to Vice-Provincial Joseph Lentaigne;

  • 15 April 1859, grants permission to preach, establish a college etc..(copy by Fr Robert Haly SJ 15 April 1859);

  • 5 June 1858, Altare Maius Ecclesia Sti. Patricii in oppodo Galviae Privilegiatum designatur;

  • 2 August 1860, Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway, grants permission for the erection of Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Convent, Taylor’s Hill;

  • 2 February 1863, copy of faculties to hear Confessions granted by Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway;

  • 18 February 1863, faculties to hear Confessions granted by Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway to Fr Stephan Farrell;

  • 17 January 1871, Fr Nicholas Walsh SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to Fr Murphy re: Dr Nulty and examination for faculties to hear Confessions;

  • 23 March 1874, Fr Alfred Murphy SJ re: faculties of Regulars to hear Confessions outside their own Churches;

  • 6 August 1880, Fr Philip O'Connell SJ to Bishop re: Diocesan regulations;

  • 1888, Memoriale Visitationis Provinciae Hiberniae (1 ms. copy, 2 printed copies) and letter from Father Provincial Timothy Kenny to Fr Hughes regarding memorial (27 July 1888);

  • 25 December 1890, Father Provincial Timothy Kenny SJ gives extract from a letter from Father General dated 20 October 1890;

  • 15 April 1907, Unum Altare in privatis sacellis domorum Soc. Iesu Privilegiatum designari potest;

  • 28 August 1914, Vote of sympathy from the Board of Guardians, Galway Union, on occasion of the death of Father General;

  • 8 September 1914, Vote of sympathy from the Council of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality on occasion of the death of Father General;

  • 15 May 1919, Vote of sympathy from the Board of Guardians, Galway Union, on occasion of Fr Donovan’s death;

  • 16 May 1919, Fr Henry Foley SJ to Mr Mullery, Secretary, the Board of Guardians, Galway Union;

  • 10 February 1923, Fides Matrimonii Contracti a Lettia Monica Leatham, quae in Ecclesia Catholica (Jesuit) an. 1898 baptizata est. and

  • 1810-1896, Necrologia Provinciae Hiberniae Soc..

Page with Jesuit community at St Ignatius, Galway

Page from publication with a black and white group photograph of the Jesuit community at St Ignatius, Galway, at the turn of the century. Taken outside in two rows.

Back: Br William Canty SJ, Fr Stanislaus MacLoughlin SJ, Fr William Byrne SJ, Br James O'Grady SJ.

Front: Fr Richard Rochford SJ, Fr Patrick O'Reilly SJ, Fr Henry Foley SJ, Fr Edmund Donovan SJ.

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