The William Percy French collection in Roscommon County Library

Echoes of Percy French


Roscommon County Council: Library Services provides for the cultural, education, recreation, information and learning needs of people of all ages throughout the county. The Library Services also carries a responsibility and a commitment for the management, custody, care, preservation and delivery of all aspects of the archives, local records and in developing local studies collections materials for and access by the public.

As part of its policy to develop individual collections relating to the county, the Library Services have been actively acquiring material relating to Percy French over the years. Outlined and included below as part of this online archive are a range of material held in the County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon and which have now been scanned and presented in a format that provides possibilities for wider access and research.

We are delighted to be a position to support and contribute to the ongoing promotion of the wonderful Percy French and his important legacy and we hope that this collection gives you an insight into his unique character, accomplishments and versatility.

Roscommon County Library would like to acknowledge the enormous contribution of local historian Liam Byrne who compiled the original material for the Percy French exhibition.


County Librarian

Roscommon County Council Library Services

The William Percy French collection in Roscommon County Library