Material Culture of the Mendicant Orders in Ireland


A selection of photographs of and detailed information about religious artefacts, mainly chalices, belonging to the Irish Franciscans.

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Luke Wadding Papers


Correspondence relating to Fr Luke Wadding OFM and the Irish Friars Minor at St. Isidore’s College, Rome, on ecclesiastical and political matters; and concerning his interests as historian of the Franciscan Order.

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The Franciscans at Inver Náile


Story collected by Sean Kelly, a student at Na Frasa school (Frosses, Co. Donegal) from informant Charles Campbell.

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[Censure of the theological faculty at the University of Leuven on the declaration of loyalty of the Irish to Charles II of England.]


[Censure of the theological faculty at the University of Leuven on the declaration of loyalty of the Irish to Charles II of England.]

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[A portion of a tract by Fray Laureano de La Cruz OFM, about Franciscan journeys along the Amazon from Ecuador to Brazil, 1650-1652.]


[A portion of a tract by Fray Laureano de La Cruz OFM, about Franciscan journeys along the Amazon from Ecuador to Brazil, 1650-1652.]

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[Letter of Fr Philip O'Reilly OFM to Fr Luke Wadding OFM, Prague, with seal, 31st January 1652.]


[Letter of Fr Philip O'Reilly OFM to Fr Luke Wadding OFM, Prague, with seal, 31st January 1652.]

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[Letter of Fr Ludovico McNamara OFM to Fr James Cody OFM, Prague, 4th March 1693.]


[Letter of Fr Ludovico McNamara OFM to Fr James Cody OFM, Prague, 4th March 1693.]

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[Letter of Fr Thomas MacKiernan OFM, provincial of the Irish Franciscans, to Fr John Colgan OFM, and Fr Bernadine Barry OFM, 14th October 1647.]


[Letter of Fr Thomas MacKiernan OFM, provincial of the Irish Franciscans, to Fr John Colgan OFM, and Fr Bernadine Barry OFM, 14th October 1647.]

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Ennis was always famous for being the home of the Franciscans even in the far black olden days when famine and persecution reigned in Ireland


Story collected by Gerald O' Gready, a student at Clooney, Cuinche school (Clooney, Co. Clare) from informant Mrs O' Gready.

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Copy of roll of honour for the Franciscan order, 1648


Copy of roll of honour for the Franciscan order, 1648

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[Verified copy of the proceedings of the Irish Franciscan chapter held in Dublin, July 1666, under the presidency of Fr Mark Brown OFM, Dublin, with seal, 7th August 1666.]


[Verified copy of the proceedings of the Irish Franciscan chapter held in Dublin, July 1666, under the presidency of Fr Mark Brown OFM, Dublin, with seal, 7th August 1666.]

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[Copy of a papal brief of Alexander VII to the Irish Franciscan province, 3rd July 1656.]


[Copy of a papal brief of Alexander VII to the Irish Franciscan province, 3rd July 1656.]

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