Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich (1923-1990) left instructions in his will that his academic papers, books, and a number of other personal items be passed to the local Armagh Diocesan Historical Society, Seanchas Ard Mhacha, so that they would be available to future generations. Members of the Society, friends and colleagues saw this as an opportunity to found a library where these materials could be made available to academic researchers and the general public. In 1999, after several years of intensive fundraising and a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive was opened. The Ó Fiaich Library strives to promote study and research in the spheres of cultural and historical interest favoured by the late Cardinal.
Library and Archive