Welcome to Irish History Online

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

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 95,000 bibliographic records (November 2016).

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 team of voluntary editors and compilers.

2016 update
The Irish History Online search screens are being updated, with enhanced online search capabilities. When the upgrade is available, an initial screen will allow keyword searching across the Irish History Online database. An advanced search screen will be available for more specific searches. Many more fields in the database will be searchable.

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 9 November 2016.