ERASMUS SMITH SCHOOLS
THE GOVERNORS of the SCHOOLS FOUNDED by ERASMUS SMITH Esq
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20001766
CHY Number 1077
The Charity was established under Royal Charter in 1669 as amended by the Oireachtas under the Erasmus Smith Schools Act, 1938 and its purpose is the advancement of education of boys and girls by managing and supporting schools and awarding scholarships to schools whereby no person of any Protestant denomination shall by reason of their religious beliefs be excluded from the benefits thereof.
2023: The Archive is open again to welcome researchers. Access is still strictly by appointment for researchers and visitors from Monday-Wednesday only.
Please use email for all queries to determine holdings and if a visit is necessary to view original documents.
For information on the Erasmus Smith Schools Archive please go to the Archive page on visit procedures and Archive holdings.
The second collection of scanned school plans are now available for viewing from this link at the Digital Repository of Ireland, which now has an additional 110 sets of architectural plans covering the secondary schools established by Erasmus Smith Schools in Drogheda, Dublin, Ennis, Galway, and Tipperary. This includes grammar schools and The High School, Dublin at 40 Harcourt Street as well as Danum in Rathgar.
The first collection of scanned school plans was published earlier in 2022 which has 64 sets of architectural plans with information about the related Archive holdings. Click here or search for Erasmus Smith Schools Archive to find the collection. Some information on this first collection can be found here.
Scans for these DRI deposits were made at the Irish Architectural Archive and we are most grateful for their assistance on this project.