This is a guide to historical travel literature on Ireland in the Hesburgh Libraries. The bibliography lists books that are in the Hesburgh Library and also books that are available in electronic format, either by subscription or on the World Wide Web.
Organization of this bibliography is based on C. J. Woods' guide, Travellers' accounts as source-material for Irish historians (2009).
Links to subscription sources are restricted to the Notre Dame community, but links to WWW resources such as the Internet Archive are available to all.
Sources of Information on Travel Writing
Woods, C. J. Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009. Hesburgh Library DA 905 .W66 2009.
This book is an essential research guide to the travel literature in general, and to the 209 listed accounts in particular. The bibliographic entries include substantial information on the contents and the itineraries.
Searching the collection is done in steps, as follows:
1. Search the whole collection for the word(s).
2. A list of titles containing those words is listed.
3. Select any title, and the word, in context, is displayed for every occurrence in each book.