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1641 Depositions Online

This multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary research project has transcribed and digitised the 1641 Depositions, a unique manuscript collection, held in the TCD Library. The collection comprises 3,400 depositions, examinations and associated materials (approximately 19,000 pages) in which Protestant men and women of all classes tell of their experiences following the outbreak of the rebellion by the Catholic Irish in October 1641.

16th Irish Division

Information on the 16th Irish Division that fought on the western front in the Great War.

1798 Anniversary Celebrations: Extracts from the Leinster Leader

Extracts from the Leinster Leader relating to anniversary celebrations in 1898 and 1948 of the 1798 Wolfe Tone rebellion.

1798 Ireland

A site commemorating, exploring and describing 1798. Includes original articles, chronologies, and biographies of some of the major figures of the time.

1798: National Visitor Centre

A web resource for the visitor center in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Includes several small exhibitions, including a map of the major battles, music of 1798, women of 1798, and other biographical and historical information,

1911 Census Records, Dublin

The National Archives have digitised the household returns and ancillary records for the 1911 census for Dublin. Searching returns data in a database format as well as images of the original returns in PDF. Future plans include digisation of the remaining counties for the 1911 census and well as the 1901 census.

1916 Easter Rising

Audio, visual, and textual accounts of the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence created by the BBC. The site includes events leading up to the Rising, the Insurrection itself and its aftermath via essays, photographs, sound archive, music and newspapers from the period.

1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives

This study resource for the 1916 Rising draws almost exclusively upon the collections of the National Library, including the Library's rich holdings of books, newspapers, photographs, drawings, proclamations and, not least, manuscript material. In all, over 500 images have been selected for study and analysis.

A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c. 1244-1509

The records of the Irish chancery were destroyed in an explosion in the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts, Dublin, in 1922. A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters (CIRCLE) provides a reconstruction of these important records by bringing together all known letters enrolled on the Irish chancery rolls during the Middle Ages (1244-1509) using copies, transcripts and calendars ranging in date from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries and located in various archival repositories in Ireland, England and the U.S.A.

A Commemoration of The Great Famine

Includes texts of Famine stories and songs and the Potato Miscellany Page.

A Family at War: The Diary of Mary Martin

A Family at War: Mary Martin's Diary (1 Jan - 25 May 1916) is a digital scholarly edition of a diary written by a mother to her son, a soldier with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who went missing in action on the Salonika front. The diary gives a fascinating account of life in Dublin during the War and around the time of the 1916 Rising.

Act of Union Virtual Library

The Act of Union Virtual Library is a unique collection of pamphlets, newspapers, parliamentary papers and manuscript material contemporary with the 1800 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain. The entire content is searchable bibliographically, the search results displaying individual images that can be browsed by turning the pages of each virtual book or document. A free text search is provided for the pamphlets and parliamentary papers. It is a project of The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queens University Belfast.

Alcala Account Book

The account book from The Royal Irish College of Saint George the Martyr in Alcala, Spain from 1774-1781. They offer a unique insight into the day-to-day running of the College with valuable information on diet, discipline and domestic matters. They consist of 324 pages, structured in 63 folios. This is a project of An Foras Fasa of Maynooth University.

American Memory

A wealth of resources relating to Ireland and Irish America. Highlights include three recordings by Eamonn de Valera from the 1918-1920 period, a film from the Edison studios c 1900 entitled 'Congress of Nations' which features a Hibernian policeman, maps, sheet music, pamphlets, and scans of historical documents. Try searching under 'Ireland' or 'Irish' for a broad overview.

Archives of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

Records of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. This site includes finding aids and online guides to their holdings, such as the papers of Cardinal Paul Cullen, the Kirby Papers, the Hagan Papers and the Jesuit Files (1628-1798). It also includes photographs from the archives, medieval manuscript fragments and archival film footage.

Ark: Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive

Project of Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster. Composed of three parts: (1) ORB (Online Research Bank), a bibliographic compilation of 'social policy research' relevant to Northern Ireland, (2) Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN), providing 'information and source material on 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the presents, and (3) Life and Times Survey (L&T), reflecting the 'social attitudes of people living in Northern Ireland.'

Ask About Ireland

Ask About Ireland is an initiative of An Chomhairle Leabharlanna. Its goal is to bring the Ireland of the past alive while capturing the Ireland of today. Content is eclectic, and ranges from literary and historical entries, to information on Ireland's fauna and flora. There is also content developed for children.

Australian-Irish Heritage Association

An Australian-based organization which encourages and promotes an awareness of Australia's Irish heritage. The Association sponsors scholarships and literary prizes, a radio programme, as well as a journal, simply entitled The Journal. A nearly complete index for The Journal is available on the website.

BBC's History of the Troubles

A Resource dedicated to the Troubles, the period of violent conflict in Northern Ireland beginning with the Civil Rights marches in the late 1960s to the political resolution enshrined in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Includes articles and images, fact files and timelines.

Breaking the Silence: Staying at Home in an Emigrant Society

A site dedicated to capturing the living memories of Irish life in the 1950s by interviewing those who stayed in Ireland in a decade when so many were leaving. The archive consists of 78 oral narratives and 12 text contributions, with fifty of the oral narratives available on the website. The site also has background information to contextualize the oral narratives. The narratives are easy to navigate, and listen to. They are divided into short segments, with metadata provided for each segment to more easily locate passages of interest.

British Pathé

A rich source of newsreels from 1896-1976 from the British company Pathé. Films and stills are available from the website for preview and well as for purchase. Over 2000 newsreels come up under a search for 'Ireland', many from the 1920s-30s. There is much fascinating documentary footage here.

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

An extensive online resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history and politics. Includes texts in English, Irish and Latin, including the Annals of the Four Masters, and the Annals of Ulster, as well as writings by Michael Collins, James Connolly, Oliver Goldsmith, John Boyle O'Reilly, amongst others.


Journal of the School of Celtic Studies. Full listing of contents available online from first volume (1946).

Centre for Irish Genealogical and Local Studies

Resources for genealogical studies in Ireland.

Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. It is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013. News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of the complexities of Irish life in the year between 1912 and 1923. This is a joint project of Boston College and RTE and is funded by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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