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 89,700 bibliographic records (March 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.

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 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.

2014 update
A total of 4,456 new records were input to the IHO database during 2014. These included 3,256 articles in journals, 583 monographs or collective volumes and 617 articles/chapters in collective volumes. Of this total input, 2,072 items were published in the years 2011-2014. Work continued on enhancing the retrospective coverage by adding 1,647 items published in the years 2000-2010. The remaining new additions were published pre-2000.

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

This page last updated 11 March 2015.