IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives identifies, collects, protects, preserves and makes available those records of enduring value created by, or otherwise relating to, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto) Institute Council and Irish Province.
The IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives contains records of the administration of the worldwide Institute from 1821. This collection includes, but is not limited to the minutes of the Institute Council, minutes of General Congregations and General Chapters, Constitutions, Rescripts and Decrees, and correspondence of the General Superiors.
The Irish Province Archives holds the records of the administration of the Irish Province, records from individual Irish houses and communities, novitiate records, minutes of the Irish Provincial Council, and correspondence of the Irish Provincial.
There is an extensive photographic collection, created from the early 20th century onwards.
In addition there are records from each of the provinces; Australia & South East Asia, Canada, Eastern Africa, England, India, Mauritius, Peru, South Africa, Spain and USA.
The Irish Province Archives do not as a rule hold the records from Loreto Schools.
IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives,
55 St Stephens Green,
Researchers are welcome, by prior appointment only.
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm; 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Kathleen Fitzgerald IBVM
+353 1 6620158