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BISA - Benevolent Irish Society

Contributed by Barbara McGrath


The BIS was established in 1806, the first of its kind in Newfoundland, founded as a benevolent and charitable organization in helping the poorer people of St. John's and region. The Archives includes the almost complete minutes of the Society from 1822 to present as well as various documentation of the Society's activities over the years. An inventory of the materials contained in the Archives is being prepared and can be made available for consultation when completed. The minutes are presently being transcribed and stored on computer for preservation and easier access. Some minutes have been microfilmed and are available at PANL.

The following is the address, phone numbers, etc.
for the BIS - Benevolent Irish Society

30 Harvey Road
St. John's, NL
Canada, A1C 2G1

Tel #: (709) 754-0570

E-mail Address:

Benevolent Irish Society, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


Contributed by Barbara McGrath -- (July 2000)

Revised: 8 November 2016 (Kevin Reddigan)
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