Further Collections


Kilkenny Archives’ direct landline number is +353 56 775 3622
Arising from this extended facility Kilkenny Archives are in a position to accept further donations.

Another milestone for Kilkenny Archives: Ministerial and Local Authority Support

Recently Mr P. Hogan T.D., Minister of the Environment and Mr Liam Herlihy, Chairman of Glanbia, took time out from their busy schedules to visit Kilkenny Archives at St Kieran’s College to view the newly installed purpose built archival shelving, which Glanbia PLC have donated.

Mgr Kieron Kennedy was on hand to welcome the distinguished visitors as were Mr Brendan Conway (Chairman), Mr Peter Seaver (Hon. Treasurer) and Mr John Kirwan (Consultant Archivist). The Rev. Dr Fergus Farrell, Diocesan Archivist ad Committee Member was also present. Kilkenny Archives chairman, Brendan Conway, welcomed Minister Hogan and Mr Herlihy to view the refurbished and extended archives storage area. He referred to the day as a ‘bench mark day’ in the progress of archives in Kilkenny.

Grant from Kilkenny Borough Council for Kilkenny Archives

Minister Hogan brought the good news that the Kilkenny City Borough Council, aware of the valuable work being done for the archives in Kilkenny (city and county) by Kilkenny Archives, have agreed to grant-aid the work this year and in 2014.

 Other Archival Collections

Kilkenny Archives is also home to the following collections: The Prior-Wandesford Family Papers; The Barton of Ballyline (Callan) Papers; The Paper of the Estate Office of Kilkenny (A.G. Davis); Kilkenny Castle Papers; Gowran Castle Papers; Kavanagh Estate Papers, Ballyragget; The Maidenahll-Lavistown Papers; The Briggs-Swifte Papers; The Wheeler-Cuffe Papers of Lyrath and The Papers of the Praesidium of Our Lady Queen of Charity (Legion of Mary).

During the years 1999 to 2011 the following Collections were given to Kilkenny Archives Ltd. and these Collections have now been fully accessioned. Electronic catalogues are available:

  • The Prior-Wandesforde Papers (now including the Great War Letters of Captain Richard C. and his son Lt Christopher Prior-Wandesforde, gifted November 2012)
  • The Barton (Ballyline) Papers
  • The Wheeler-Cuffe (Lyrath) Papers
  • The Gowran Castle Estate Papers
  • The Kilkenny Castle Papers
  • The Kilkenny Castle Estate Office (Sydenham Davis)
  • The Kavanagh Estate (Borris) Papers
  • The Briggs-Swifte Papers (Swiftesheath)
  • Glanbia Papers (received November 2011)