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Name of Library: Elphin Diocesan Library

Address: St Mary's Presbytery, College Road, Sligo.

Town: Sligo

Telephone: 071 916 2670

Fax: 071 916 2414

E-mail: elphindo@eircom.net

Website: http://www.elphindiocese.ie

Alternative names



Rev Patrick Lombard

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

Private use

Terms of access


Opening hours

By appointment only

Disabled access

Part up-stairs, no life



By special arrangement only - but even this most exceptional.


c 10,000

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals


Manuscripts; Bishop's private papers since 1858. Microfilm records; propaganda fidae maps

Volumes added per year



General theology. Church History. Irish History.

Special Collections

Catholic directory 1843 onwards.

Ecclesiastical record 1865 onwards.

Annals of Ulster.

Annals of Ireland.

Wares History of Ireland, 1705.

Dublin Penny Journal 1833.

The Tablet, since 1806.

Calendar state papers.

Public records reports.


Monsignor Dominic Conway papers on visit to Biafra and Nigeria as papal Envoy 1967-68.

Copies of entries in the papal regestia 1198-1404 containing references to Elphin Diocese.

Some letters of Daniel O'-Connell to Bishop Browne.

Research resource

Church - national / diocesan - history.

Catalogue Type

Computer; Card.

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying and microfilm.

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff Yes

Future plans


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