Welcome to O Driscoll.ie

The voluntary Cape Clear Island Museum & Archive, founded by Dr. Éamon Lankford, provides an archive facility whereby all interested in O Driscoll heritage can make a submission of O Driscoll related documentation for inclusion in the Museum’s O Driscoll Memorial Archive.

The sourcing and collection of documentation for inclusion in the archive is a year to year work in progress and everyone interested in the preservation of the history and family story of any person, living or deceased, having any form of the surname O Driscoll, Ó Drisceoil, Driskell, Driskill etc is invited to make a submission of information for inclusion in a volumes being compiled for the archive. The O Driscoll Collection, will be available for consultation at Cape Clear Island Museum Archive, Co. Cork, with selected aspects also being deposited at Cork County Library in Cork City.

Arrangements for consulting documentation in the international O Driscoll Memorial Archive at Cape Clear Island Museum, Co. Cork, Ireland.

As the International O Driscoll Memorial Archive is, at present unable to provide a research service people interested in consulting sources relating to the international O Driscoll family past and present should make advance contact to confirm that material relevant to their area of interest is available and housed at Cape Clear Island Museum,Co. Cork, Ireland.

Consultation of documentation in the Island Archive is confined to those who have either O Driscoll, Driskell, Driskill or Cape Clear island family and genealogical connections or who have a particular interest in some aspect of O Driscoll orCape Clear island history, archaeology, language and heritage. Click here for details.

The O Driscoll and Island Archive is housed in the Cape Clear Island Museum building which is open daily June to early September. Between September and May 31st visits to the Museum & Island Archive can only be made by making prior arrangements. Anyone wishing to consult data in the Island Archive must make a separate prior arrangement to ensure that the Archive Unit can be opened for their visit and that the material sought is actually in the archive collection.

To arrange a visit to the museum contact: Oifig Eolais / Cape Clear Island Information Bureau. email: cccteo@iol.ie

Tel. 353 (0)2839119

To check if there is information in the O Driscoll and Cape Clear Island Archive which relates to your area of enquiry please give your name, address and contact details as well as details of your enquiry to the Museum and Archive Director: Dr. Éamon Lankford: odriscollarchive @gmail.com
OR capeclearmuseum@gmail.com
Please give as much detail as possible in your enquiry so that it may hopefully be connected to documentation in the archive collection. If you have historic or genealogical / family connections with Cape Clear Island and the surrounding mainland area please give as much detail as possible.

Selected documentation relating to the O Driscoll international family and Cape Clear island will also from 2017 be held in the Local Studies Unit at Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork and you will be advised by Eamon Lankford if any of this relates to your enquiry.

Cape Clear Island, Cork County Council Branch Library:

Enquiries: The Librarian, Cape Clear Island Branch Library, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork.

Email: cleirelibrary@corkcoco.ie

Tel. 028 41006

Cork County Library has a comprehensive collection of local history sources at: Local Studies Unit, Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, Ireland.

Tel. 353 (0)21 4546499

Email: corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie
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