Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library
“It is clear that the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library is of national importance, and of immense local significance. It is a survival of the great period of Irish Episcopal library formation - Archbishop King and Bishops Marsh, Forster, Bolton and Hopkins being just the best known names involved - when such libraries formed the centres of the intellectual life of the Protestant hierarchy". Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, book conservator and historian.
We are grateful to our friends at History Ireland who have kindly given us their permission to provide access to the University of Ulster's former Rare Books Curator, Joe McLaughlin's article, 'The Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library: A Bibliographical Archaeological Site', published, History Ireland, 2009, Ulster Plantation Special Issue, Volume 17, Number 6. To link to the article, please click on the History Ireland image provided.