Irish Guild of St.Luke and SS. Cosmas and Damian (Cork Branch)

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleIrish Guild of St.Luke and SS. Cosmas and Damian (Cork Branch)
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/U689
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1934-1968
Extent Medium1 box


Creator(s): Irish Guild of St.Luke and SS. Cosmas and Damian (Cork Branch)

  • Administrative History ↴

    Catholic medical practitioners/doctors society. The Cork branch was established in April 1934 along with other branches in Belfast and Dublin all under the auspices of the central Council of the Guild. The aim of the Guild was the development of a 'truly Catholic conscience and outlook throughout the medical profession'. Areas of activity mentioned in 1934 include general moral principles, abortion and birth-control, sex instruction for the young, baptism, gynacology in its relation to medico-ethical matters, marriage, moral impediments, extreme unction, and medical missions. Meetings held initially in CCYMS (Cork Catholic Young Mens Society) Hall at Castle Street, Cork and later at University College Cork. Dr.Eithne Conlon was Secretary of the branch in the 1960's.
  • Archival History ↴

    Acquired from Dr.Eithne Conlon in 2008
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Irish Guild of St.Luke and SS. Cosmas and Damian (Cork Branch) ↴

    Records of the Cork Branch of the Irish Guild of St.Lukes SS Cosmas Damian, Catholic medical association, Including minute books, 1934-1968, plus enclosures and a small amount of correspondence. Of interest to those studying Irish medical and social history from the mid 1930’s.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Items 1 + 2: Minute books plus enclosures
    Items 3 – 6: Files containing correspondence and other material.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket.
Creation Dates1934-1968
Extent Medium1 box
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40210