Box marked: Dr Clancy, Convents of Nuns and family letters

Marriage settlement between Thomas Clancy Farmer with Miss Dora O'Connor 1 June 1891.

A number of letters which are replies from Bishops to queries regarding nuns in charge of workhouses December 1897, c.85 letters. They maintain the following pattern: December 6 1897, 'My dear Lord, The Sisters of Mercy have charge of the hospitals of the South Dublin Union, Athy workhouse and Naas workhouse and the French Sisters of Charity have a similar charge in the North Dublin Union and Cellbridge workhouse. There are two workhouse in the diocese, those of Rathdown and Rathdrum ... with which nuns have no connection'.

'December 5 1897, My Dear Lord, In reply to your inquiry I regret to say that we have not any nuns in our workhouses either as nurses or matrons. We have not reached that pitch of civilisation yet in the 'black north' . From Bishop J.K. O'Doherty, Derry.

This correspondence also includes letters from nuns regarding workhouses. There are also letters about convent affairs, property, novices, etc., from Sligo, Boyle, Roscommon, Waterford, and Castlerea. There are a number of letters from the Convent of Our Lady of the Angels, Loughglynn near Castlerea, County Roscommon, about 27 letters, correspondence inclusive from c.1897 to 1912.

AccessThe Elphin Diocesan Archive is a private archive, maintained in a location which is not immediately accessible or open to the public. Queries should be directed to the archivist.
Century19th, 20th
Repository NameElphin Diocesan Archives (RC)
AddressSt. Mary’s Temple Street Sligo
EircodeF91 KTX2
Telephone(071) 916-2670
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CommentStaff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list of the material. Due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.We are grateful for the assistance provided by Mgr Gerard Dolan.