Previous | Item 21 of 1940 |
thumbnail

Loreto 1916

Abstract A collection of material related to the Easter Rising 1916 from the IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives, including contemporaneous accounts of the Rising as observed by the Loreto Sisters at St Stephen’s Green Dublin and Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham. The material is collated from three separate Loreto archival collections: the community archives of Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham; Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green; and M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918. The collection comprises of two manuscript community annals, a military permit, picture postcards from Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham and Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green, and a typed letter from M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918.

Date
1916/1939
Genre
Diaries Postcards Photographs
Extent
21 items
Type of resource
text still image
Repository
IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives
Repository reference
c0123
Language
English
Biographical/historical information
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin was founded by Mary Ward in 1609. It is a religious institute of pontifical right dedicated to apostolic works’, living according to the Ignatian tradition [IBVM Constitutions 2009, Volume II: Chapter I; 1.1]. Mary Ward’s idea of religious life was based on the Jesuit principles, of ‘unenclosed apostolic women religious’. This concept was so radical that in 1631 her Institute was suppressed. Mary Ward died in Yorkshire in 1644. In spite of the Bull of Suppression, the Institute continued to exist. The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was finally recognised by the Church in 1877, and in 1909 Mary Ward was recognised as foundress. The Irish branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Loreto, was founded in Ireland in 1821 by Dublin woman, Frances Teresa Ball IBVM (1796 – 1861). The Institute is an international religious order, united by a common mission and divided into provinces and regions. Global, central governance is exercised by the Superior General (Institute Leader), assisted by the General Council. The Provincial Superior (Province Leader), assisted by the Provincial Council, is responsible for the governance of the Province/Region under her charge. Education was, traditionally, the central ministry of the Institute, educating and empowering women, in response to the identified needs of their times. Boarding and day schools, fee and non fee paying were opened across Ireland from 1821, and an international missionary thrust began in 1841. Traditionally, a religious community, governed by a local Superior, established and oversaw the staffing and administration of the attached schools. Religious and school communities co-existed, often, in the same building.
Ownership/custodial history
This fonds/collection was artificially constructed because of the relevance of the content to the Easter Rising 1916 national centenary celebrations. The material is collated from three separate Loreto archival collections, i.e.: the community archives of Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham; Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green; and M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918. Each item is identified by its unique reference number, which also indicates the (original) parent collection.
Scope and content
Two manuscript community annals, military permit, picture postcards from Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham and Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green and typed letter from M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918. The manuscript annals and letter provide a contemporaneous account of the Easter Rising 1916 as observed by the Loreto Sisters at St Stephen’s Green Dublin and Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham.
Other finding aid
Catalogues for Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham collection, Papers of M. Michael Corcoran and a listing for Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green collection, can be consulted in IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives, Reading Room.
Funding
This collection was digitised as part of the Sequestered: 'Loreto the Green' and 1916 project. The principal investigator for the project was Deirdre Raftery, School of Education, University College Dublin. The project was funded by the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland 'New Foundations: Decade of Centenaries' Scheme 2016.
Subjects
Loreto College (Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland)–Pictorial works
Loreto Abbey (Rathfarnham, Ireland)–Photographs
Ireland–History–Easter Rising, 1916–Personal narratives
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 53 Saint Stephen’s Green–Records and correspondence
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham–Archives
Suggested credit
"Loreto 1916," held by IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives. © Various copyright holders - see individual records (Collection level). Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:45795>

Related item
Newman, John (collector). Remembering 1916 : Dublin's oral history : Harriet Searson (interview). Dublin, Ireland : UCD National Folklore Collection (1980)
Related exhibition
Raftery, Deirdre. Loreto the Green, and 1916. Dublin, Ireland : Google Arts & Culture (2016)

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on a finding aid provided by IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives. EAD derived from MODS record.29 February 2016

Finding aid author
McHugh, Áine Fitzgerald, Kathleen, I.B.V.M.

1. Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham Collection

2. Loreto College, 53 St Stephen's Green Collection

3. Papers of M. Michael Corcoran


1.   Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham Collection

1.1 Extract from the Annals Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham 1913 - 1916 (1916-04-24/1916-05-09)   [View...]
1.2 Aerial view of Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham (1946)   [View...]
1.3 Young boarders, Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin (1900/1949)   [View...]
1.4 Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin (1900/1949)   [View...]

2.   Loreto College, 53 St Stephen's Green Collection

2.1 Extract from the Annals Loreto College 53 St Stephen's Green 1914 - 1918 (1916-04-24/1916-05-08)   [View...]
2.2 Military permit (1916-04-30)   [View...]
2.3 A corridor in Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1900/1949)   [View...]
2.4 In the grounds, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.5 In the grounds, the tennis courts, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.6 The terrace, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.7 The hard tennis court, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.8 View from the College windows, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.9 Entrance hall, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.10 The library, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.11 A reception room, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.12 The altar, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.13 The concert hall, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.14 Senior classroom, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.15 View in the grounds looking west, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]
2.16 Pupils' dining hall, Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin (1930/1939)   [View...]

3.   Papers of M. Michael Corcoran

3.1 Letter to Fr. Ryan S.J. (1916-05-14)   [View...]

Creative Commons licence Use of this resource is governed by the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike" License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/>

Commercial use details To use for commercial purposes, please contact the UCD Digital Library

Copyright of original resource Various copyright holders - see individual records (Collection level)