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About UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute

The Franciscans have been in Ireland since the thirteenth century and their influence on Irish history and culture has been immense. The history of their archive mirrors the history and civilisation of Ireland, especially from the seventeenth century to the present. Their impressive medieval friaries are major landmarks in many towns and rural landscapes throughout the country. The Irish Franciscan heritage is a gateway to understanding the history of Ireland and its relations with the world from the Middle Ages to the present.

For further information see:

  • The Irish Franciscan Archive: an archive of the Irish at home and abroad

  • Seventeenth-century Irish Franciscans: leading historians and theologians

  • Highlights of the UCD Franciscan Collection

Contact the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8082 | E: mocleirigh@ucd.ie