CollectionConvent of Divine Providence, Foxford

Papers of Mother Arsenius Morrogh Bernard:

The archives includes:

(i) letters to the Superior General and the Bishop of Anchonry regarding the establishment of the foundation, 1891-1894.

(iii) Congested Districts Board, 1892-1922.

(iv) Providence Technical Woollen Mills, 1892-1932.

(v) Providence Technical Schools and Home Improvement Schemes 1895-1912

(vi) New Chapel, 1907-1925

(vii) Franciscan Foundation, 1919-1926

(viii) Civil and Military Unrest, 1920-1923

(viii) Press Cuttings

Papers in the Civil and Military Unrest, 1920-1923 subsection includes, for example, the following items:

170: Typescript copy of a letter from Sir Horace Plunkett informing Mother Arsenius Morrogh Bernard that he had conveyed her warning of a possible outrage against the Providence Woollen Mills to the authorities in Dublin Castle. Adds 'my own life's work has been the organisation of Irish farmers upon the co-operative plan, which I hold to be as morally and socially beneficial as it is economically sound. There seems little doubt that a large number of co-operatives have been wrecked by the soldiery and that new breed of peace preservers, the black and tans', 9 September 1920..

174: Copy documents relating to the oppressive activities of the Swinford military in the Foxford area, 31 May 1921-4 November 1921.

175: Typescript letter from a Sister of Charity in Gardiner Street Convent to Sr Agnes Stanislaus Cullen, Foxford, describing visits to, and the last hours of, Patrick Maher and Edward Foley, executed in Mountjoy Prison in May 1921, 7 June 1921.

176: Typescript extract from a letter of Mother Patricia Dodd to the Superior General, Mother Agnes Gertrude Chamberlaine, describing visits to and the last days of, six prisoners in Mountjoy prison, Thomas Whelan, Patrick Moran, Patrick Ryan, Bernard Doyle, Frank Flood, Tom Bryan, executed 14 March 1921.

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Century19th, 20th

A complete catalogue of these papers is available in the archive.

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Repository NameReligious Sisters of Charity Archives
AddressReligious Sisters of Charity Generalate Caritas 15 Gilford Road Sandymount Dublin 4
EircodeD04 X337
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