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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.

Portrait of Erasmus Smith, (1611-1691) oil on canvas, aged 79, private collection.
 

2022: The Archive is open again to welcome researchers as Covid-19 restrictions have eased. Access is still strictly by appointment for researchers and visitors.

Please continue to use email for all queries to determine holdings and if a visit is necessary to view original documents. Covid-19 safety protocols are still in operation as the Archive is on the site of a secondary school.

For information on the ESS Archive please go to the Archive page on visit procedures and Archive holdings.

News: The first collection of scanned school plans are now available for viewing at the Digital Repository of Ireland, which now 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 were made at the Irish Architectural Archive and we are most grateful for their assistance on this project.