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History, Ireland

A guide for students studying Irish history at the University of Notre Dame.


The Hesburgh Library collections on Irish history are extensive and varied. The guide helps students find their way to books, newspapers, digital archives, films and reference databases.

This guide is organized with separate sections on selected subjects within Irish history (use the sidebar) and a general guide on this main page.


General Resources


Maps and the Landscape

The Hesburgh Library has a large collection of early printed maps of Ireland in the Rare Books and Special Collections. RBSC also holds various maps from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The map cabinets in the Lower Level, Hesburgh Library, hold a number of large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of the western part of county Galway.

The atlas stand by the Reference Area of the Hesburgh Library holds the Atlas of Ireland published by the Royal Irish Academy. 

Included here are some titles and links for finding maps, atlases, and books on the Irish landscape.

Ordnance Survey Maps