Tighe Papers

Personal, family and estate papers, 1721-1903, of the Tighe family of Woodstock, Inistiogue, Co. Kilkenny and of Rossana, Ashford, Co. Wicklow. A prominent and long-established family in the area dating back to the 17th century, the collection includes many interesting papers reflecting the personal and professional lives of successive generations of the Tighe family during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Prominent series and/or items include: the personal papers of Mrs Sarah Tighe of Inistiogue, 1780-1821,including letters to and from family members re the 1798 Rebellion, the Union, Methodism etc; letters on election politics, 1818-21; the corporation books and other records of the parliamentary borough of Inistiogue, 1717-1840; estimates and architectural drawings for additions to the Tighe Family home at Woodstock, 1793-1860; and a copy of 'The Tighe Story', a privately produced book written by Rear-Admiral W.G.S. Tighe in 1951-59.


Interesting background material on one of Ireland's most influential families.

Physical characteristics

c.450 documents and volumes occupying 2 PRONI boxes

Description or Catalogue

See PRONI calendar references MIC/673 and D/2685 for catalogue of the papers. The catalogues are available for consultation in PRONI's Public Search Room.


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Added by PRONI | Last updated on: 25 August 2018