History + Geography + Genealogy
A Select Bibliography of Books on Ancient and Medieval Irish History:
Ancient Ireland: From Prehistory to the Middle Ages - J. O'Brien & P. Harbison, Oxford University Press, 1996.
An Atlas of Irish History - Ruth D. Edwards, New York, 1981.
The MacMillan Atlas of Irish History - Sean Duffy, ed., 1997
The Ancient Celts - Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Celtic Britain and Ireland, AD 200-800: The Myth of the Dark Ages - Lloyd & Jennifer Laing, 1990.
Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales, A. Rees and B. Rees, London, 1961.
Celtic Ireland - Eoin Mac Neill, Dublin, 1921, (reprint, Cork, 1988).
Celtic Leinster, Towards an Historical Geography of Early Irish Civilization A.D. 500-1600 - Alfred P. Smyth, 1982
A History of Medieval Ireland from 1086 to 1513 - Edmund Curtis, London, 1938.
A History of Medieval Ireland - A. J. Otway-Ruthven, Barnes & Noble, NY
The History of Ireland - Geoffrey Keating, 3 vols., republ. by the IGF, Kansas City, 1983 (orig publ., New York, 1857).
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings - Peter Sawyer, ed., Oxford University Press, 1997.
The Illustrated History of Ireland from Early Times (400AD-1800AD) - C. F. Cusack, New York, 1987.
Ireland before the Normans - Donnchadh O Corrain, Gill History of Ireland, ii, Dublin, 1972.
Ireland before the Norman Invasion - Francis John Byrne, in Moody, pp. 1-15., 1971
Ireland under the Normans 1169-1216 - Goddard Henry Orpen, Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1911-20
Ireland before the Vikings - Gearoid Mac Niocaill, Gill History of Ireland, ii, Dublin, 1972.
Ireland In Prehistory - Michael Herity and George Eogan, Routledge, 1997.
Early Irish History and Mythology - T. F. O'Rahilly, Dublin, 1946.
Early Irish history and pseudo-history - John V. Kelleher, in Studia Hibernica, 3, pp.113-27., 1979.
The Course of Irish History - T.W.Moody and F.X. Martin, ed., Dublin, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1994
Irish Kings and High Kings - Francis John Byrne, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2001
Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 28 fascicles and 2 index vols, Dublin, 1926-70.
Early Irish population-groups: nomenclature, classification, and chronology - Eoin Mac Neill, in PRIA, xxix C 7, pp. 59-114, 1911-12.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland - R. F. Foster, ed., Oxford University Press, 1989.
On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish - Eugene O'Curry, 1873; Dublin, Edmund Burke Publisher, 1996. pp. (1), 664, (2), 392 (3), 711
Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History - Eugene O'Curry, 1861; Dublin, Four Courts Press, 750pp, 1995.
Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilization, 11 vols. - Richard Hayes, ed., Boston, 1965.
Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200, Longman History of Ireland - Daibhi O Croinin, Longman Group, 1995.
A Military History of Ireland - Thomas Bartlett & Keith Jeffery, ed., Cambridge Univeristy Press, 1996.
On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, 2 vols., Eugene O' Curry, Dublin, 1873.
The Norman Invasion of Ireland - Richard Roche, Anvil Books, Dublin, 1970
The Origins of Early Christian Ireland - Harold Mytum, London, 1992.
The Peoples of Ireland from Prehistory to Modern Times, Liam De Paor, London, 1986.
Pre-Christian Ireland, From the 1st Settlers to the Early Celts - Peter Harbison, London, 1988
The Romanization of Ireland in the fifth century - Lloyd Laing, in Peritia, iv, pp. 261-78., 1985.
Seven Centuries of Irish Learning 1000-1700 - Brian O Cui'v, ed., Dublin, 1961.
Silva Gadelica - Standish Hayes O'Grady, London, 1892.
A Social History of Ancient Ireland - P. W. Joyce, 1968
Studies in the history of Dalriada - John Bannerman, Edinburgh, 1974.
Studies in Irish Literature and History - James Carney, Dublin, 1955.
Tribes and tribalism in early Ireland - Francis John Byrne, in Eriu, xxii, pp.128-66., 1971
Select Bibliography on Early Manuscripts concerning Irish History and Pre-History:
Annals of Clonmacnoise (earliest period to A.D. 1408) - tr. into English, Conell Mageoghagan, 1627; ed. Denis Murphy, Dublin, RSAI, 1896.
Annals of Loch Cé. A chronicle of Irish affairs (A.D. 1014 to A.D.1590) - ed. William M. Hennessy, Kraus Reprint, 1965.
Annala Uladh: The Annals of Ulster (A.D. 431, to A.D. 1540) - W. M. Hennessy & B. Mac Carthy, ed., Dublin, Vols. I-IV, 1887-1901.
Annals of Ulster (to A.D. 1131) - ed. Seán Mac Airt and Gearóid Mac Niocaill, Part I, 1983.
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, (Earliest Period to A.D. 1616) - ed. John O'Donovan, Dublin, 1856: De Búrca reprint, 1998.
Annála Connacht : The Annals of Connacht - ed. A. Martin Freeman, 1944 (repr. 1983, 1996).
Annals of Inisfallen (ms Rawlinson B 503) - d. Seán Mac Airt, 1951 (repr. 1988).
Miscellaneous Irish annals (A.D. 1114-1437) - ed. Séamus Ó hInnse, 1947 (repr. 2001).
The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála - ed. R. I. Best, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien and Anne O'Sullivan, 6 vol., 1954-1983
Leabhar na gCeart, or the Book of Rights - ed. John O'Donovan, Dublin, 1847.
Lebor Gabála Érenn, The Book of the Taking of Ireland - ed. and trans. R. A. S. Macalister, 5 vols (Irish Texts Society, London, 1938-56)
Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae - ed. M. A. O'Brien, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1962.
Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae - ed. Pádraig Ó Riain, 1985.
The topographical poems of O'Dubhagain and O'Huidrin - ed. John O'Donovan, Dublin, 1862.
Irish Texts on the Internet:
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts
- a wide variety, including the Annals.
Irish Script on Screen
- Book of Leinster, and more.
Book of Leinster
- The Lebor Gabala Erren.
Brehon Law Project
- the indigenous common law of Ireland.
Social History of Ancient Ireland
- Excerpts from P. W. Joyce's Book.
- laws in Ireland for the suppression of popery.
- Myths, Legends, Heroes and Saints.
The History of Ireland
- by Geoffrey Keating.
- original book (PDF).
- Gaelic names of place and people (HTML).
Onomasticon Goedelicum -
Select Bibliography on Irish Surnames and Families:
Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation - John O'Hart, Baltimore, 1976 (orig. publ. 1892).
A Genealogical History of Irish families with their Crests and Armorial Bearings - John Rooney, New York, 1896.
Clans and families of Ireland... : an ethnography of the Gael (500-1750) - Thomas C. Cairney, McFarland, 1989.
Irish Family Names with origins, meanings, clans, arms, crests, and mottoes - Patrick Kelly, 2nd ed., 1958.
Irish Surnames and their possible locations for family history research - James McClelland, Ainsworth, 1984.
Irish family names: arms, origins, and locations - Brian De Breffny, Dublin, 1982.
The Surnames of Ireland - Edward McLysaght, Irish Acad. Press, 1985.
Irish Families: their names, arms, and origins - Edward McLysaght, Irish Acad. Press, 1985.
More Irish Families - Edward McLysaght, Irish Acad. Press, 1992.
Special Report on Surnames in Ireland - Robert E. Matheson, Baltimore, 1968. (orig. publ. in 1901)
Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames - Rev. Patrick Woulfe, Dublin, 1923.
Book of Irish (1st, Family, and Place) Names - Ronan Coghlan, Ida Grehan & P.W. Joyce, New York, 1989.
The Dictionary of Irish Family Names - Ida Grehan, Roberts Rinehart Publ. of Dublin, 1997.
The Book of Irish Families: Great and Small - Michael C. O'Laughlin, IGF of Kansas City, 1997.
Master Book of Irish Surnames - Michael C. O'Laughlin, IGF of Kansas City, 1992.
Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical, of King James's Irish Army List, 1689 - John D'Alton, London, 1861.
A History of Medieval Ireland from 1086 to 1513 - Edmund Curtis, London, 1938 (includes genealogy tables).
Burke's Irish Family Records - Burke's Peerage Ltd., 5th ed., London, 1976 (orig. Burke's Landed Gentry).
Burke's Peerage and Baronetage - Burke's Peerage Ltd., 2 vol., Charles Mosley, editor, 2000 reprint.
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales - Sir John B. Burke, London, 1884.
Clans and Families of Ireland: heritage and heraldry of ... - John Grenham, Dublin, 1993.
Irish Surnames on the Internet:
- from GoIreland (based on MacLysaght's work).
Old Irish-Gaelic Surnames
- Gaelic and Anglicized versions.
- Surname Search.
Coats of Arms from Ireland ...
- from Eddie Geoghegan.
Select Bibliography on Irish Placenames and Atlases:
General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands, Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland - A. Thom, Dublin, 1861.
A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland - Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1810.
A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland - Samuel Lewis, London, 1837.
Onomasticon Goedelicum - Edmund Hogan, S.J. (Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1910)
Philip's 19th century county atlas of Ireland - John Bartholomew, Cluny Press, Canada, 1984.
An improved Topographical and Historical Hibernian Gazetteer - Rev. G. Hansbrow, Dublin, 1835.
A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland - Brian Mitchell, Baltimore, 1986.
The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places - Patrick W. Joyce, Dublin, 1869, 1879, 1910, (3 Vol.).
A Dictionary of Irish Place-Names - Adrian Room, Belfast, 1986.
Irish Local Names Explained - P. W. Joyce, Dublin, 1979 (Fred Hanna Ltd. reprint).
Master Book of Irish Placenames - Michael C. O'Laughlin, ed., IGF, 1994.
Irish Placenames on the Internet:
- The Locus Project.
A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland
- by Samuel Lewis.
- townland database.
Placenames and their Meanings
The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places
- by PW Joyce; 1869-70.
General Resources for Irish Study on the Internet:
- Manuscript Sources to Old and Middle Irish Tales.
Sources for Research in Irish Genealogy
- Library of Congress bibliography.
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