The collection reflects the personal interest of Fr Linehan. The collection contains c.300 items with the subject matter of Irish literature and music. Many of the items are in the Irish language. Four items are from the 19th century with the remainder from the 20th century.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Linehan.
The collection is closed.
Very Rev. Canon Diarmuid Linehan (1934 -2013) was born in the Lough parish in Cork and attended St. Patrick's College in Maynooth where he was ordained in 1951. He retired from the parish of Clogheen/Kerry Pike in 2001. Over the course of his life had been editor of The Fold. His interest in the Irish language stemmed from his father, Richard, who had taught Irish in St. Finbarr's Seminary, Farranferris, Cork.