The Archives of the Presentation Brothers are located in our Generalate at Mount St Joseph, Blarney Street, Cork, Ireland.

The Archives allow us to trace the history of Presentation Brothers congregation from its origins in Ireland in the early 1800s, through to the establishment of the first Presentation Brothers’ communities outside of Ireland, and onto the current work of the congregation around the globe.

Oldest material in the archive, Cork Charitable Society ledger, 1795.

Minutes of meetings of Cork Charitable Society, November 1795. The earliest known material in the archive.

The Presentation Brothers have always placed much value in their Archives and the importance of keeping records. This is reflected in the rich collection of archival material which has been preserved over the years relating to the history of their communities in Ireland, England, Canada, USA, West Indies, Ghana and Nigeria.

The Archives also include much material relating to the Presentation Brothers’ central mission (or charism) of ‘fostering Christ in the young’, mainly in the field of education. This includes records relating to the foundation and administration of schools around the globe, and sometimes includes school records such as registers, roll books, year books and photographs.

Array of photographs and other visually interesting archival material laid out on a table relating to various Brothers’ communities around the world

Selection of photographs of Presentation Brothers.

For all enquiries relating to our Archives, please contact the Congregation Archivist: [email protected].