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Cathedral Records

Some of the records of the Irish cathedrals were destroyed in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. See Herbert Wood, A guide to the records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin, 1919).

The Library holds records from the following cathedrals:–

  • Cloyne – St Colman, 1663–1956
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Cork – St Fin Barre, 1624–1983
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Dublin – Christ Church, 12–20th cent.
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)(See here for detailed content of the Guard Books)
  • Dublin – St Patrick, 13–20th cent.
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Elphin – St Mary the Virgin, 1771–1893
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Kildare – St Brigid, 1630–1996
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Kilkenny – St Canice, 1665–1905
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Killala – St Patrick, 1722–1776
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Kilmore – St Fethlimidh, 1803–18
  • Leighlin – St Lazarian, 1717–1976
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Limerick – St Mary, 1699–1798
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)
  • Waterford – Holy Trinity, 13–20th cent
    (click here for handlist as PDF file)

Cathedral records are subject to a 40 year access rule

Handlists in progress of those records which are not detailed above are available in the Library

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