CollectionCullen Papers
Collection DescriptionPaul Cullen (1803-1878) Archbishop of Armagh 1850 and translated to Dublin in 1852, created Cardinal in 1866. There is a very broad range of material in these files relating to women. The lists, available in the Archives, are detailed. The entire Cullen collection is made up of 108 boxes of material. The entries here offer some indication of the type of material available.
ReferenceAB4 (File II, Nuns)

15 January 1855, Frances Ball, Rathfarnham, to Archbishop Cullen, in Rome, explaining that when Cullen told her to leave things as they were in Stephen's Green and Dalkey, she presumed he referred only to a change of superior, otherwise she would not have made any changes.

7 June 1855, Sr M.F. Bridgeman, Koulalee (Constantinople), to Archbishop Cullen, reporting great improvements. The ban on instructing Catholics is gone. The new lady superintendent fully trusts Sr Bridgeman. The new purveyor is a real friend, and gives them carte blanche. Sr Bridgeman suggests sending out more Sisters, as two have to go home and there may be a request for Sisters for the Crimea.

18 August 1855, St Mary's Convent, Cabra, account of monies received from Mr Bligh and the expenses of his sisters in the community.

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Repository NameDublin Diocesan Archives (RC)
AddressHoly Cross College Clonliffe Road Dublin 3
EircodeD03 P2E7
Telephone(01) 837-9253
Repository Web Address
CommentThe Dublin Diocesan Archive is scheduled to move in 2022 so the address provided will change.