OLA Research Archive

Welcome to the OLA Historical Archive!

The Archive of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles holds records of enduring historical value to the OLA Province of Ireland. As a valuable resource for researchers interested in the history of the Province, our records also provide insight into the social and economic history of the areas in which they have lived and fulfilled their charism over time.

Genealogical research is another area for which the Archive can be a resource. Records survive from various institutions and projects historically run by the Sisters (such as schools and missionary organisations). Please note, access to some records is restricted under Data Protection legislation.

The Archives also hold artefacts pertaining to the OLA Sisters’ broader history as a Province and their missionary experiences.

All enquiries must be initiated through the contact form.

Latest from the Archives

Queen Elizabeth II Visits Ibaden, 1956

Queen Elizabeth II Visits Ibaden, 1956

Looking back, the year 2022 was a memorable one for many reasons, one of these being the historic event of the death of Queen Elizabeth in the autumn of last year. With this event still in recent memory, I took the opportunity to look back into our archives to see if...

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