Jesuit Archives

November 3, 2014 in Education

Street: 35 Lower Leeson Street
Postcode: Dublin 2


Telephone: 01 7758569
E-Mail: [email protected]

Researching the archives

Finding aids for the Irish Jesuit Archives can be found on the Irish Archives Resource website »


The Irish Jesuit Archives (IJA) is a private repository, whose primary role is to preserve and protect the memory of the Irish Jesuits. It acts as a bridge between past, present and future; it records the challenges, aspirations and experiences of Jesuits and documents their successes and failures.

The archives contain the records of the Jesuits in Ireland from 1575 to 1980, with the bulk of papers relating to individual Jesuits, Jesuit administration, sermon and retreat notes and sodalities. The MacErlean Transcripts, which cover the years from 1527 to 1774, include documents relating to ministries in Ireland and abroad.

‘God has blessed the Society with an incomparable fund of documents which allow us to contemplate clearly our origins, our fundamental charism.’ – Pedro Arrupe, former Superior General