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 86,000 bibliographic records (June 2014).

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.

Searches can be made by author/editor, by title or keyword from title, by subject, by journal title or series, or by publication details. 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 now 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.

2013 update
A total of 4,313 new entries were added to the Irish History Online listings during 2013.  These included 2,007 journal articles, 1,261 monographs or collective volumes, and 1,045 articles in books.

2014 update
Some 1,590 new entries were added to Irish History Online in the first half of 2014. Our team of compilers in 2014 comprises Máirín Cassidy (periodical articles); Bernadette Cunningham and Ciarán McCabe (books and articles in collective volumes). We have been joined for the summer of 2014 by Zoe Rogers and Rose O'Connor, history students at NUI Maynooth.


This page last updated 21 July 2014.