Ó Drisceoil

The voluntary O Driscoll Memorial Archive, founded in 2013 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 Archive located at Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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 one of the volumes being compiled for the archive. The O Driscoll Collection will be available for consultation at Cape Clear Island Museum & Heritage Centre, Co. Cork, with selected aspects being also deposited at Cork County Library in Cork City.


Having been closely associated with the O Driscoll Clan Gathering since its inception in 1986, Dr. Éamon Lankford has gathered much documentation relating to people named O Driscoll. His absorbing account of the fortunes of the Clan in O Driscolls: Past and Present (2005) is a comprehensive historical account which highlights the local origins of the O Driscolls as well as their power, wealth and influence down the centuries. It also tries to show their wider international and national connections. The constant maritime theme gets particular mention, as well as the ecclesiastical, literary and legal ones that have characterized the recorded activities of O Driscolls through the ages. Click here to purchase the book.