Welcome to the website of the Archives of Glenstal Abbey. Please see our Access Policy before making a request to visit us. The following is a general idea of what can be found in our collection:

Non-monastic collection:

  • Carbery papers, 1658-1759.
  • Sir Thomas Hackett papers, 1688-1720.
  • Cloncurry papers, 1880-1909.
  • Correspondence between Mother Mary Martin and Bede Lebbe, 1930s.
  • John Sweetman papers, 1911-1923.
  • Diaries of Richard Hobart (1784-1802), Sir Thomas Kane (1837) and J. Grene Barry (1869-76).
  • Gaelic League Ard-Craomh minute book, 1907-15.

Monastic collection:

  • Foundation correspondence.
  • Legal and administrative documents.
  • Financial, farm and school records.
  • Seniorate minute books, 1927-80.
  • Material relating to congresses, 1952 onwards.
  • Material relating to the foundation in Nigeria, 1974 onwards.
  • Private papers of deceased monks.