Birr Castle Archives

Identity area

Identifier

BCA

Authorized form of name

Birr Castle Archives

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Archivist Primary contact

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Address

Street address

Birr Castle

Locality

Birr

Region

County Offaly

Country name

Ireland

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Description area

History

Birr Castle Archives houses 400 years of records of the Parsons family, the Earls of Rosse, who have lived in Birr since the early 17th century. The Rosse papers are one of the most important collections of manuscripts in private ownership in Ireland. Extending from the early seventeenth century, when members of the family first established roots in the country, to the present, the core of the family archive is provided by the papers of successive members of the Parsons family.

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Finding aids, guides and publications

Malcomson, A. P. W. "Calendar of the Rosse Papers", Irish Manuscripts Commission (2008).

Access area

Opening times

Strictly by appointment. Please email archives@birrcastle.com for more information.

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Primary contact

Birr Castle
Birr, County Offaly
IE