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St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, Offaly Market Square
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Copy of letter from James Rogers on Tullabeg land

Letter from James Rogers (of Rogers & Co. Solicitors), Tullamore, Offaly to Fr Donal O’ Sullivan SJ, Rector of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, Offaly concerning the ‘Tullabeg lands’ and deed of fransfer. There was no fee charged as the counsel, Mr Walter Callan B.L., had a brother who was a member of the English Jesuit Province and spent a year in Tullabeg, 'I would wish anything I can do to be a very trifling tribute to his memory'.

Rogers & Co., Solicitors

St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, Offaly

  • IE IJA FM/TULL
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2010

The Jesuits bought Tullabeg in 1818 (dedicated it to St Stanislaus) and opened a preparatory school for boys destined to go to Clongowes Wood College, Kildare. St Stanislaus College gradually developed as an educational rival to its sister school. It merged with Clongowes Wood College in 1886. Tullabeg then became a house of Jesuit formation: novitiate (1888-1930), juniorate (1895-1911), tertianship (1911-1927) and philosophate (1930-1962). In 1962, it was decided that the students of philosophy should be sent abroad for study. Tullabeg subsequently became a retreat house and was closed in May 1991.

The papers of St Stanislaus College include information on a history of the area around Tullabeg, building and property (1912-2004), correspondence with Superiors (1881-1971), finance (1912-1990), documents on Jesuit training (1818-1962), retreat house (1949-1960) and artworks (1940-1991).

Material is in the form of letters, reports, architectural plans, notes, maps and photographs (1902-1990). Programmes for plays include Shrovetide at St. Stanislaus College, Tullamore; ‘The Man with the Iron Mask’, ‘All at Coventry’ and ‘The Smoked Miser’ (1885) and for ‘Caitlín Ní Uallacáin’ and ‘Cox and Box’ and details Jesuits who performed (1925).

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