Introduction

This project element is part of a wider programme which aims to collate the archival materials necessary for the study of the Irish Catholic Episcopate, its clergy and its dioceses in the seventeenth century and to host the findings in an on-line virtual research environment with search facilities. The wider project envisages the hosting of prosopographical details, summaries of Episcopal letters and papers, transcriptions and translations of Episcopal writings and reports in full along with an up-to-date bibliography.