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Friday 18 October, 10am-5pm Armagh Robinson Library

A one-day conference on the 'History, Preservation and Use of Religious Libraries in Ireland'.

Staff from various cathedral and religious libraries from across Ireland will come together in Ireland's ecclesiastical capital to talk about the collections they are responsible for caring for. This is a chance to hear about the history of the libraries and the treasures that they hold.

The day will include presentations on Antrim Presbytery Library (held at Queen’s University Belfast), Armagh Robinson Library, the Benburb Priory Library, the Bolton Library (formerly at Cashel Cathedral, now held at the University of Limerick), St Canice’s Cathedral Library (now held at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth), the Christ Church Cathedral collection (now held at the Waterford Institute of Technology), Derry and Raphoe Library (now held at Ulster University’s Magee campus), the Galway Dominican Convent Library (now held at the National University of Ireland, Galway), St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Library (now held at University College, Cork), the Gamble Library at Union Theological College in Belfast and the Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library in Armagh.


Pre-booking is essential. To reserve a place, please use the email address below.

Photo Credit: Photograph by Brian Mason showing the interior of Armagh Robinson Library, the venue for the conference.

Cost: Free to attend (or 10 with lunch provided)

Contact: Dr Robert Whan Telephone Number: 02837523142