Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive

Last updated 12th January 2009 
Name of library  Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive
Address  15 Moy Road, Armagh, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland BT61 7LY
Telephone  028 37522981
Fax  028 37511944
E-mail  eolas@ofiaich.ie
Website  http://www.ofiaich.ie
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title  Cronan O Doibhlin, Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library  Independent public reference library and trust, academic and general public
Terms of access  Archive collections strictly by appointment only. Letter of introduction necessary
Opening hours  M-F 09.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Disabled access  The library has disabled access and facilities
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. Reference only
Number of volumes  30,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  450
Current Periodicals  25
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  3,000
Coverage  Patrician studies; early Irish Church; Irish saints; Irish Church in Europe; Armagh diocesan history; the Irish colleges in Europe
Special Collections  Armagh diocesan archives 1787-1963 – the papers of Cardinals and Archbishops of Armagh; Armagh diocesan parish collections; overseas archive relating to Irish diaspora in continental. Europe (250,000 documents); Gaelic manuscript collection (mostly C18,19. From S.E.Ulster and includes religious material).
Manuscripts  Gaelic manuscript collection (mostly C18,19 from S.E. Ulster and includes religious material) as follows: Lámhscríbhinní na sagart Ó Muirí agus Ó Fiaich F1-2, MF1-14. See “Ls Gaelige Choláiste Phádraig Má Nuad Fasc. VI” lch 108-134. Lámhscríbhinní Choláiste Phádraig, Ard Mhacha DON 1-3, 6-8, 9-14, LAV 12, 15. See “Clár Lámhscríbhinní Gaelige: Leabharlanna na cléire agus mionchnuasaigh” Fasc. II lch 1-26, and “Na Lámmhscríbhinní caillte” in “Seanchas Ard Mhacha” vol. 18 (1) (1999-2000) lch 117-133
Research resource  Early Irish church; Irish Church in Europe, Irish Catholic Church records
Catalogue Type  OPAC for print collection; calendar for diocesan archives
URL of catalogue  http://www.ni-libraries.net
Other facilities  Photocopying, Internet access
Full Time Staff  1
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above  The archive of Cardinal William Conway (1913-1977) will be available for public consultation in 2007
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