Welcome to Irish History Online

Irish History Online is an authoritative listing (in progress) of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It lists writings on Irish history published since the 1930s, with selected material published in earlier decades. It currently contains over 92,000 bibliographic records (October 2015).

Irish History Online includes bibliographic information on books and pamphlets, articles from journals published in Ireland or internationally, and chapters from books of essays, including Festschriften and conference proceedings. Irish History Online is an essential resource for the study of Irish history at any level, and is free of charge to users.

Irish History Online is hosted and managed by the Royal Irish Academy Library (Dublin). Irish History Online is compiled, edited and regularly updated by a small team of voluntary editors and compilers.

Irish History Online is part of a European network of sixteen historical bibliographies from fourteen countries.

2015 update
Our team of volunteer compilers in 2015 comprises Máirín Cassidy (periodical articles); Bernadette Cunningham, Ciarán McCabe and Rose O'Connor (books and articles in collective volumes).

The proceedings of the fifth international conference on European historical bibliographies has been published (June 2015). It includes an essay by Bernadette Cunningham on the history of Irish History Online and earlier historical bibliographies in Ireland.

This page last updated 11 November 2015.