E-Bookshelf of Irish Studies

Posted on March 25, 2020 in New Books by Aedin

Some recent e-books in the Hesburgh Libraries.

 

 

Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

Ida Milne.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018.

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph004726057

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700-1250

Amy C. Mulligan
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005420885

 

 

 

Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature

Fionntán de Brún
Cork: Cork University Press, 2019

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005113352

 

 

 

 

Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism

Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons and Julie McCormack Weng, editors.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2019

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005304517

 

 

 

 

Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland. 

Clara Fischer and Áine Mahon, eds.  
New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005421997

The Americanisation of Ireland: Migration and Settlement, 1841-1925

David Fitzpatrick.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005420817

The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration: A Participatory Visual Approach

Zöe O’Reilly.
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph005421996

 

Use your Notre Dame user name and password to open these e-books. E-books are purchased in various ways, sometimes allowing one reader at a time, sometimes with unlimited access. They can all be found in the Hesburgh Library catalog.

If you are reading this and you belong to a different university, you might still have access to these e-books through your own library.

Reading Retreat 2020 — Irish Literature Online for Notre Dame Community

Posted on March 21, 2020 in New Books by Aedin

Looking for Irish literature online? Staff and faculty, as well as students, may access ebooks at the Hesburgh Libraries.

It is relatively easy to find online works of literary criticism in the library catalog, but not so easy to find ebooks of fiction and poetry. So I’ve listed some books below.

Note also that if you are a resident of St. Joseph County, you may have access to novels and audio-books in the digital collection of St. Joseph County Public Library.  If you never got around to registering for public library membership, check their website to see how you can register online:

sign up for library card

Haven’t you wanted to read one of the English translations of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s great Irish novel, Cré na Cille since they were both published?

The library has online copies of Graveyard Clay, the translation by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson.

Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille. A Narrative in Ten Interludes. Translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. New Haven: Yale U.P., 2016.

 

 

A Selection of Irish Writing online via ND Catalog

Links are to the catalog entry – find the ‘Online Access’ links there.

Ciaran Carson. From There to Here: Selected Poems and Translations. Gallery Press, 2018.

Francis Ledwidge. Selected Poems. Edited by Dermot Bolger; with an introduction by Seamus Heaney. New Island, 2017.

Sara Baume. A Line Made by Walking. Houghton Mifflin, 2017.

Emilie Pine. Notes to Self: Essays. Dial Press, 2019.

Melatu Uchie Okorie. ‘This Hostel Life’. In Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory: Recessionary Imaginings II: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing, 03 April 2017, Vol.28(2), pp.185-193

Patrick McCabe. The Big Yaroo. New Island, 2019.

 

 

Irish Fiction in the Public Library’s Digital Collections

See the St. Joseph County Public Library website for information

Anna Burns. Milkman. (They also have the audiobook for streaming).

Anna Burns. Little Constructions.

Edna O’Brien. The Little Red Chairs.

Edna O’Brien. Girl.

Sebastian Barry. Days Without End.

Sally Rooney. Normal People.

Sally Rooney. Conversations With Friends.

Liz Nugent. Lying in Wait.

John Banville. Mrs.Osmond.

In checking our online Irish literature, I noted that the poetry collections online in the Proquest/Literature Online collection are good for reference but not enjoyable for reading, so I did not list them. Similarly, many plays by Irish writers are included in the Drama Online database, but I had repeated problems accessing the database and so I’d rather leave them until another time. 

Disclaimer: I have no ‘inside knowledge’ of the St. Joseph County Public Libraries. I checked their website and catalog for the information above.

 

 

 

 

New Arrivals in December 2019

Posted on December 12, 2019 in New Books by Aedin

To whet the appetite, here is a selection of recent arrivals from Ireland. They will soon be cataloged and available on the shelves.

Hollywood Cemetery

Liam O’Flaherty. Hollywood Cemetery.
Dublin: Nuascéalta, 2019.

 

Anseo

Una-Minh Kavanagh. Anseo: An Unconventional Irish Memoir. New Island Books, 2019

‘Binneas an tSiansa’: Aistí in onóir do Ríonach uí Ógáin. Life, Lore and Song. Essays in Irish Tradition in Honour of Ríonach uí Ógáin

Still Life

Ciaran Carson. Still Life. Gallery Press, 2019.

Irish women and nationalism

Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward. Irish Women and nationalsim: Soldiers, New Women and Wicked Hags. New edition. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2019.

What happened to Fr. Seán Fagan

Angela Hanley. What Happened to Fr. Seán Fagan? Dublin: Columba, 2019

J. P. Donleavy. A Letter marked Personal. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2019.

 

 

Remember to check the New Books section to see recent arrivals to our shelves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deireadh Fómhair — New Books — October 2019

Posted on October 28, 2019 in New Books by Aedin

Over 170 new books arrived this month. The list below includes poetry, history and Irish language books.

Poetry

Many poetry books come in paperback covers that are attractive, but not very durable. If you see a book listed here that is not yet available according to the catalog, it might have been sent to the bindery. You may still place a hold and the book will be held for you (Notre Dame community only).

 

 

 

 

 

The following books from Salmon Poetry arrived this month:

Anne Casey. Out of Emptied Cups.

Rachael Hegarty. May Day 1974

Ethna McKiernan. Swimming with Shadows.

Nessa O’Mahony. The Hollow Woman on the Island.

Other poetry books (a selection):

Medbh McGuckian. Marine Cloud Brightening. Gallery Press.

Vona Groarke. Double Negative. Gallery Press.

Frank McGuinness. The Wedding Breakfast. Gallery Press. 

Shirley McClure. Origami Doll. Arlen House. (See Irish Times article by Jane Clarke.)

Glen Wilson. An Experience on the Tongue. Doire Press.

Michael Gorman. Fifty Poems. Artisan House.

 

History

From Medieval Ireland to the Nineteenth Century

Aidan Clarke, e. 1641 Depositions, volume V. 

John Gibney. Ireland and the Monarchy. Pen & Sword.

Suzanne Leeson. The Kirwan Murder Case, 1852. Four Courts.

Victoria L. McAlister. The Irish Tower House: Society, Economy and Environment, c. 1300-1650.  Manchester UP.

Breandán Ó Cathaoir, ed. The Diary of Elizabeth Dillon. Currach.

Fergus O’Ferrall. John Ferrall: Master of Sligo Workhouse. Four Courts.

Peadar Slattery. Social Life in Pre-Reformation Dublin 1450-1540. Four Courts.

William Sweetman. Brothers Divided: Edward and Philip Hay, Divided Loyalties. Pike.

Paul Walsh. Renaissance Ireland. RIA.

 

Twentieth Century

Seán Enright. The Irish Civil War. Merrion.

Conor McNamara. Liam Mellows, Soldier of the Irish Republic. Irish Academic.

Maryann Valiulis. The Making of Inequality. Women, Power and Gender Idealogy. Four Courts.

 

Margaret Ward. Fearless Woman: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. UCD Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Twentieth Century to Contemporary Ireland

Giuseppe Franco Ferrari and John O’Dowd. 75 Years of the Constitution of Ireland: An Irish Italian Dialogue. Clarus Press.

Brendan Marsh. The Logic of Violence: An Ethnography of Dublin’s Illegal Drug Trade. Routledge.

Gavan Reilly. Enda the Road: Nine Days that Toppled a Taoiseach. Mercier.

 

Gaeilge 

Leabhair Ghaeilge agus Leabhair faoin nGaeilge.

(Books about Irish)

 

 

Marcas Mac Ruairí. An Buntáiste Breise. Glór na nGael.

Isobel Ní Riain. Labhairt na Gaeilge: Dúshlán agus Réitigh.  Coiscéim.

Isobel Ní Riain. Léiriú Socheolaíochtúil ar Litríocht an Bhlascaoid. Coiscéim.

Tom O’Donoghue. Irish Speakers and Schooling in the Gaeltacht, 1900 to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin, ed. An tSochtheangeolaíocht: Taighde agus Gníomh. Cois Life.

Noel Ó Murchadha. An Ghaeilge sa Nua-Aoiseach Dhéanach. Cló Iar-Chonnacht.

Mary Phelan. Irish Speakers and Interpreters and the Courts. Four Courts.

 

Litríocht

Máirtín Coilféir. Titley: Saol agus Saothar. Leabhair Comhar.

Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird. Tairngreacht. Leabhair Comhar.

Seosamh Mac Muirí. Scríobhnóirí Cois Teorann 4. Coiscéim.

Tomás Mac Síomóin, ed. File ar Fhile. Sraith: Dánta Antonella Anedda; Dánta Erich Fried; Dánta Andrée Chedid; Dánta Arthur Rimboud. Cois Life.

Caitlín Bheití Ní Chuireáin. Muintir an Ghleanna. Éabhlóid.

Isobel Ni Riain. An Buchcafé. Coiscéim.

Máirín Bheartla Sheáin Ó Cualáin. Bean an tSidheáin. Coiscéim.

Breandán Ó Doibhlin. Sliocht ar Thír na Scáth. Coiscéim.

Seosamh Ó Murchú. Athchuairt. Coiscéim.

Pádraig Ó Riain. Beatha Ailbhe. Irish Texts Society.

Mícheál Ó Siochrú. Scáil an Scéil. Coiscéim.

 

Béaloideas

Pádraig Mac Cearáin. Sayonara. Béaloideas Seapánach arna Bhailiú ag Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. Coiscéim.

Isobel Ní Riain. Logainmneacha agus and Chuimhne. Coiscéim.

Seán Ó Muimhneacháin. An tAgallamh Muimhneach. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne.

 

Leabhair le hAghaidh Lucht Foghlamtha

(Children’s books and translations, accessible for learners)

Hervé Bourhis. Darach Ó Scolaí, trans. An Broc-chú. Leabhar Breac.

Road Dahl. Charlie agus Monarcha na Seacláide. Leabhar Breac.

Malachy Doyle agus Andrew Whitson. Muireann agus an Míol Mór. An tSnáthaid Mhór.

 

 

Leabhair Eile i nGaeilge

Colm Ó Sé. Dochtúirí an Dóchais: Stair Acadamh na Lianna 1969-2018. Coiscéim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Books in Summer 2019

Posted on August 14, 2019 in New Books by Aedin

We anticipate an increased interest in Irish art on account of the Snite Museum’s fall exhibition: “Looking at the Stars”: Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame.

 

Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art / Donal Maguire, ed. National Gallery of Ireland, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery.

A catalogue published in coordination with an exhibition at the National Gallery, London.  Written by Daniel F. Herrmann and Colin Wiggins. With poetry by Vahni Capildeo and Kelly Grovier and a photo essay by Eimear McBride. London: National Gallery, 2019.

Hesburgh Library: ND 497 .S414 A4 2019

 

Harry Clarke and Artistic Visions of the New Irish State. 

By Angela Griffin, Marguerite H. Helmers and Roisin Askale Kennedy. Irish Academic Press, 2019.

New Book Area NK 5398 .C64 H37 2019

 

As usual, there is a steady stream of literature and of books on literature.

Sebastian Barry, On Blueberry Hill.  Faber.  PR 6052 .A729 O49 2017

Thomas McCarthy, Prophecy. Carcanet. PR 6063 .A16315 A6 2019 (New Book Area)

Caroline O’Donoghue, Promising young women. Virago. PR 6115 .D659 P76 2019

Margaret Perry, Porcelain. Samuel French. PR 6116 .E765 P67 2018

Kat Woods. Killymuck. Samuel French. PR 6123 .O546 K55 2019

Rebecca Ziegler, J. G. Farrell’s empire novels: The decline and fall of the human condition.  Four Courts. PR 6056 .A75 Z54 2019

James Pethica, ed., Lady Gregory’s early Irish writings 1883-1893 . Colin Smythe. PR 4728 .G5 A6 2018

Nils Beese, Writing Slums: Dublin, dirt and literature. Peter Lang. PR 8722 .S58 B44 2018

Patrick Lonergan, Irish drama and theatre since 1950. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. PR 8783 .L66 2019

 

History is a very broad category in Irish Studies.

Hannah Lynch

If a book is listed as an e-book, the electronic book may be accessed from its catalog entry.

 

Faith Binckes and Kathryn Long. Hannah Lynch (1859-1904): Irish Writer, Cosmopolitan, New Woman. Cork UP. PR 4897 .L585 B56 2019

Ruth A. Canning. The Old English in Early Modern Ireland: The Palesmen and the Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603. Boydell Press, DA 937.3 .C36 2019

Timothy Walch. Irish Iowa. History Press. F 615 .I6 W35 2019 New Book Area

James Loughlin. Faschism and Constitutional Conflict: The British Extreme Right and Ulster in the Twentieth Century. Liverpool UP. E-book.

Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, editors. Protestant and Irish: The Minority’s Search for Place in Independent Ireland. Cork UP. DA 959 .P765 2019

 

 

Margaret Kelleher. The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. UCD Press. HV 6535 .I742 K45 2018

 

Gerald Hayes. The Blasket Islandman: The Life and Legacy of Tomás Ó Criomhthain. Collins Press. DA 990 .B65 H28 2018

 

Mark Loughrey. A Century of Service: A History of the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation 1919-2019. Irish Academic Press. RG 964 .I73 L68 2019

 

John Gibney, Tommy Graham and Georgina Laragy, editors. 1916-18: Changed Utterly. History Pub. DA 562 .A15 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always remember that there is a great variety of periodicals on the Hesburgh Library’s second floor (first floor if you’re from Ireland).  Ask for a tour if you would like to know more.

 

New Books in the Hesburgh Library

Posted on October 2, 2018 in New Books by Aedin

The following is a sample of the books that arrived on the Hesburgh Library’s shelves in the past couple of months.  Newly-cataloged books are selectively displayed in the New Book area on the second floor for a few months. This is always noted in the catalog location.

 

James G. Buickerood, editor. From Enlightenment to Rebellion: Essays in Honor of Chris Fox. Bucknell UP., 2018. PR 8718 .F76 2018

Niamh Ann Kelly. Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture. London: Taurus, 2018. DA 950 .7 .K454 2018

Paul R. Duffy, et al., editors. From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne: The Epic Deeds of Hugh de Lacy During the Albigensian Crusade = De Carrickfergus à Carcassonne: La geste époque d’Hugues de Lacy au temps de la Croisade des Albigeois. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. DA 933.26 .D45 F76 2017

Milena Komarova and Maruska Svalek, editors. Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space: Place-Making in the New Northern Ireland. NY: Bergahn, 2018. HN 378 .N6 E75 2018

Mary C. Murphy. Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future: Negotiating Brexit’s Unique Case. Agenda, 2018. JZ 1577 .A54 M87 2018

Christine Kinealy, editor. Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words. NY: Routledge, 2018. E449 .D75 A25 2018

Gerard Rogers. Being Gay in Ireland: Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present. Lanham, MD.: Lexington Books, 2018. HQ 76.3 I73 R63 2018

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin and John Walsh, editors. An Meon Folaithe: Idé-Eolaíochtaí agus Iompar Lucht Labhartha na Gaeilge in Éirinn agus in Albain. Cois Life, 2018. P 40.45 .I64 M46 2018 (currently in the New Book Area, second floor).

Eamon Maher, editor. The Reimagining Ireland Reader, Examining our Past, Shaping our Future. Peter Lang, 2018. DA 910 .R456 2018 (also online via the catalog).

John F. Deane. Dear Pilgrims. Manchester: Carcanet, 2018. PR 6054 .E219 A6 2018

Majella Cullinan. Whisper of a Crow’s Wing. Salmon Poetry, 2018. PR 6103 .U47 A6 2018

David Pierce. The Joyce Country: Literary Scholarship and Irish Culture. Brighton: Everett Root, 2018. PR 6019 .O9 Z78185 2018

Seán Ó Ríordáin. Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Brenda Fitzmaurice, translators. Milking the Sun = Ag Crú na Gréine. Salmon Poetry, 2018. PB 1399 .O72 A6 2018

Oscar Wilde (Nicholas Frankel, editor). The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde. Harvard UP., 2018. PR 5812 .F72 2018

Oliver Goldsmith. Michael J. Griffin and David O’Shaughnessy, editors. The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith. Cambridge UP, 2018. PR 3493 .A4 2018

 

Searching for Irish Folklore

Posted on August 20, 2018 in Archives, Digital by Aedin

The Schools’ Folklore Scheme, carried out in 1937 and 38, asked schools all over the Irish Free State to have students collect folklore in their homes and communities. The scheme resulted in a large collection of notebooks with handwritten accounts of local customs, stories, and history. Archivist Chriostóir Mac Cárthaigh explains that over 4,000 schools participated, resulting in over a million pages of writing.

Schools’ Folklore Scheme (1937-38), filmed by Colm O’Flaherty. Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/National Folklore Collection. Published on YouTube by Dúchas.ie, January 2017.

Now that the Schools Folklore Collection has been digitized, it is possible to search much of the collection online. Not only can the headings of digitized essays be searched, but as the essays are transcribed, keywords in the text can be searched as well.

For example, I wondered about references to fishing, so I carried out two searches, one for “Fishing” and one for “Iascaireacht”, in order to find references in essays in both Irish and English.

This is what the results pages look like:

 

Search in Dúchas for Fishing

 

The snippet above is from the transcripts list from a search for “Fishing”.  The snippet below is from the stories list from a search for “Iascaireacht”, the Irish word which means “Fishing”.

 

Search in Duchas for Iascaireacht

 

 

Needless to say, the possibilities raised by this digital searching ability are very exciting. From scholarly use in folklore, anthropology or literary studies to general interest in a whole range of subjects. One of the reasons I continue to promote this database is that it might not occur to students who are working in literature, for example, that they might find useful and interesting material here.

More information on this digital collection is available on the website of Dúchas.ie, including a bibliography and links to more information.

 

Northern Ireland in the Irish Fiction Collection

Posted on April 4, 2018 in Old Books, Special collections by Aedin

The Irish Fiction Collection is a very large collection of novels by Irish authors, set in Ireland, or with a significant Irish connection. It has its nucleus in the Loeber Collection of Irish Fiction, and it includes over 4,000 volumes.  Books from the collection are available for reading in the Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room.

Novels set during the Northern Ireland Conflict form a sub-collection. In building this collection, we acknowledge the work of Bill Rolston, whose bibliography, Literature of the ‘Troubles’: Novels was an invaluable reference.

The novels are listed below. * denotes novels that may be found in the circulating collections and borrowed.

Fiction and the Conflict in Northern Ireland – List of Titles in the Irish Fiction Collection.

Aalben, Patrick. The Grab. London: Robert Hale, 1977.
Adams, James. Taking the Tunnel. London: Michael Joseph, 1993.
Adams, Patrick. Everything can be O.K. Los Angeles: Amber International, 1979.
Anderson, Don. Heatshield. London: Pan, 1990.
Anderson, Linda. To Stay Alive. London: Bodley Head, 1984.
Anderson, Linda. Cuckoo. London: Bodley Head, 1986.*Anthony, Evelyn. A Place to Hide. New York: Putnam, 1987.
Anthony, Paul. The Fragile Peace. London: Janus, 1996.*
Armstrong, Campbell. Jig. London: Allison & Busby, 2007.
Ashe, Alex. An Acceptable Level of Violence. Gamlingay, Bedfordshire: Authors OnLine, 2008.
Atwater, James D. Time Bomb. New York: Viking, 1977.
Aylott, Bob. Cry for Tomorrow. London: Everest, 1973.

Baker, Keith. Inheritance.*
Ball, Brian. Keegan: The No-Option Contract. London: Barker, 1975.
Ballinger, W. A. The Green Grassy Slopes. London: Corgi, 1969.
Banks, Lynn Reid. Maura’s Angel. New York: Avon, 1998.
Barlow, James. Both Your Houses: A Novel. London: Hamilton, 1971.
Barton, Harry. Yours Again, Mr. Mooney. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1974.
Bateman, Colin. Belfast Confidential. London: Headline, 2005*
Bateman, Colin. Divorcing Jack. New York: Arcade, c.1995.*
Bateman, Colin. Empire State. London: HarperCollins, 1998.*
Bateman, Colin. I Predict a Riot. London: Headline, 2007.*
Bateman, Colin. Cycle of Violence. New York: Arcadia, 1996.*
Bateman, Colin. Maid of the Mist. London: HarperCollins, 1999.*
Bateman, Colin. Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men. New York: Arcade, 1997.*
Bateman, Colin. The Day of the Jack Russell. London: Headline, 2010.
Beattie, Geoffrey. The Corner Boys. London: Gollancz, 1998.
Beckett, Mary. Give Them Stones. New York: Harper &Row, c. 1989.
Bennett, Colin. The Entertainment Bomb. London: New Futurist, 1996.
Bennett, Ronan. The Second Prison. London: Review, 2000.
Binchy, Dan. The Neon Madonna. London: Century, 1991.*
Binnie, Stewart. Across the Water. London: Secker & Warburgh, 1979.
Blain, Sean Martin. The Java Man. London: Michael Joseph, 1995.
Blair, Iain. Hooligan’s Rant. London: New English Library, 1979.
Blake, Philippa. Looking Out. London: Bodley Head, 1989.
Bradby, Tom. Shadow Dancer. New York: Bantam, 1998.
Braddon, Russell. The Progress of Private Lilyworth. London: Joseph, 1971.
Bradford, Roy. The Last Ditch. Belfast: Blackstaff, c. 1981.
Brady, John. A Stone of the Heart. Toronto: Collins, 1989.
Brady, John. Kaddish in Dublin. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.
Brady, John. Unholy Ground. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.
Breasted, Mary. Why Should You Doubt Me? New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1993.*
Breslin, Jimmy. World Without End, Amen. New York: Viking, 1973.*
Brewster, David. The Heart’s Grown Brutal. London: Angus & Robertson, 1972.
Bringle, Mary. The Man in the Moss-Colored Trousers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986.
Broderick, John. The Fugitives. New York: Obolensky, 1962.*
Brown, George. Ringmain. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1991.
Broxon, Mildred Downey. Too Long a Sacrifice. New York: Dell, 1981.
Bullen, Fiona. From Pillar to Post. London: Warner, 1998.
Bunting, Eve. Walking to School.  New York: Clarion, 2008.
Burns, Anna. No Bones. New York: Norton, 2002.
Burns, Richard. Why Diamond Had to Die. London: Bloomsbury, 1989.
Burton, Anthony. The Coventry Option. London: Unwin Hyman, 1987.*
Byrne, Robert. The Tunnel. New York: Harcourt Brace, c. 1977.
Caldwell, Lucy. All the Beggars Riding. London: Faber, 2013.

Caldwell, Lucy. Where They were Missed. NY: Viking, 2006.*
Cannon, Elliott. Stand By to Shoot. London: Hale, 1973.
Carrick, James. With O’Leary in the Grave. London: Heinemann, 1971.*
Carroll, James. Madonna Red. Boston: Little, Brown, c. 1976.*
Carter, Peter. Under Goliath. Oxford: OUP, 1977.
Case, James. Belfast Blitz. New York: Warner, c. 1987.
Casey, Kevin. Dreams of Revenge. London: Faber, 1977.
Cawley, Robert. Shockwave. London: Sphere, 1979.
Cazenave, Michel. Les Fusils de l’IRA. Paris: L’Herne, c. 1977.
Chaplin, Michael. Act of Betrayal. London: Corgi, 1988.
Chapman, John. City War. London: Hale, 1979.
Charles, Robert. The Hour of the Wolf. London: R. Hale, 1974.
Chipperfield, Joseph E.  The Watcher on the Hills. London: Heinemann, 1968.
Clancy, Ambrose. Blind Pilot. New York: W. Morrow, 1980.
Clancy, Tom. Patriot Games. New York: Berkley, c. 1987.
Clarke, Shaun. Red Hand. London: Coronet, 1998.
Clarke, Shaun. Soldier E: SAS: Sniper Fire in Belfast. Maidstone: 22 Books, 1993.
Cleary, Jon. Peter’s Pence. New York: Morrow, c. 1974.
Clifford, Francis. Drummer in the Dark. New York: Harcourt, Brace, c. 1976.
Cole, John. A Clouded Peace. London: Weidenfeld, 2001.*
Connolly, Colm. The Pact. London: Andre Deutsch, 1980.
Coogan, Patrick. The General. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993.
Costello, Mary. Titanic Town. London: Methuen, 1992.
Countryman, Albert J. The Streets of Derry. Palmyra, NJ: Countryman Pub., c. 1986.
Courts, Johnson. Collusion. London: Minerva, 1996.
Cowell, John. The Begrudgers. Dublin: O’Brien, 1978.
Crawford, Richard. Fall When Hit. London: Mandarin, 1993.
Cregan, Conor. With Extreme Prejudice. San Jose, CA: ToExcel, c. 2000.
Cunningham, Peter. Who Trespass Against Us. London: Century, 1993.
Daly, Ita. All Fall Down. London: Bloomsbury, 1993.*
Daniel, James. Out of the Strong. London: Pan, 1995.
Davies, Murray. The Drumbeat of Jimmie Sands. London: HarperCollins, 1999.
De Mille, Nelson. Cathedral. New York: Delacorte, 1981.

Desser, Julian. Soap Star Kidnapped: A Newspaper Novel. Southport: Tabloid Books, 1992.
de St. Jorre, John. The Patriot Game. London: Coronet, 1974.
De Villiers, Gerard. S.A.S. furie à Belfast. Paris: Plon, 1974.
Deane, Seamus. Reading in the Dark. New York: Knopf, 1997.*
Dickinson, Peter. The Green Gene. London: Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1973.
Dillon, Martin. The Serpent’s Tail. London: R. Cohen, 1995.
Donnelly, Joe. The Shee. London: Century, 1992.
Douglas, James. The Clearing. Melbourne, Australia: Perfect Publ., 1994.
Dowd, Siobhán. Bog Child.  Oxford: David Fickling, 2008.
Dowling, Kevin. Interface Ireland. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1979.
Driscoll, Peter. In Connection with Kilshaw. Philadelphia, PA.: Lippincott, 1974.
Drummond, June. Bang! Bang! You’re Dead. London: Gollancz, c. 1973.
Duffaud, Briege. A Wreath Upon the Dead. Dublin: Poolbeg, 1994.
Dunne, Lee. Ringmaster. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1986.
Edwards, Ruth Dudley. The Anglo-Irish Murders. London: HarperCollins, 2000.*
Egleton, Clive. The Mills Bomb. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1978.
Eickhoff, Randy Lee. The Gombeen Man. New York: Walker, 1992.

Esler, Gavin. Loyalties. London: Headline, 1990.
Feeney, John. Worm Friday. Dún Laoghaire: Anna Livia, c. 1974.*
Finlay, Fergus. A Cruel Trade. London: A. Deutsch, 1990.
Foley, Michael. Getting Used to Not Being Remarkable. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1998.*
Forsyth. The Deceiver. New York: Bantam, 1992.*
Gadney, Reg. Just When We Are Safest. London: Faber, 1995.*
Gallie, Menna. You’re Welcome to Ulster! London: Gollanz, 1970.
Garfield, Brian. The Paladin. New York: Simon and Schuster, c. 1979.Gibbons, Alan. The Defender. London: Orion, 2004.
Gibson, Elizabeth. The Water is Wide. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, c. 1984.
Gibson, Tom. A Wild Hope. London: Hale, 1983.
Gill, B. M. Target Westminster. Halifax, UK: Remploy, c. 1977.
Gill, Bartholomew. McGarr and the Politician’s Wife.  New York: Scribner, c. 1977.
Gill, Bartholomew. McGarr and the P.M. of Belgrave Square. New York: Viking Press, 1983.
Gill, Bartholomew. McGarr and the Method of Descartes. New York: Viking, 1984.*
Gill, Bartholomew. McGarr at the Dublin Horse Show. New York: Scribner, c. 1979.
Grant, David. Emerald Decision. New York: Hold, Rinehart, c. 1980.*
Gray, Pat. The Political Map of the Heart. Sawtry: Dedalus, 2001.*
Gross, Ken. Hell Bent. New York: T. Doheny, 1992.
Hale, John. Lovers and Heretics. London: Gollanz, 1976.
Hamill, Desmond. Bitter Orange. London: Hutchinson, 1979.*
Hamill, Pete. The Guns of Heaven. London: Titan, 2011.
Hanley, Clifford. Prissy. London: Collins, 1978.
Harcourt, Palma. A Sleep of Spies. London: Collins, 1979.
Harris, Peter. A Solitary Terrorist. Lewes, Sussex: Book Guild, 1987.
Hawke, Christopher. For Campaign Service. London: Corgi, 1979.
Hayward, David. The Provo Link. London: Hale, 1979.
Healy, Dermot. Fighting with Shadows. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2015.
Healy, Dermot. A Goat’s Song. New York: Viking, 1995.
Hegarty, David. Short Storm. Cork: Emperor, 1991.
Herron, Shaun. The Hound and the Fox and the Harper. New York: Berkley, 1971.
Herron, Shaun. Through the Dark and Hairy Wood. London: Cape, 1973.
Herron, Shaun. The Whore Mother. London: Cape, 1973.
Higgins, Jack. The Savage Day. Greenwich, CT.: Fawcett, 1974.
Higgins, Jack. The Violent Enemy. London: Harper, 2008.
Higgins, Jack. Drink With the Devil. London: Michael Joseph, c. 1996.
Higgins, Jack. Angel of Death. New York: Putnam’s, c. 1995.
Higgins, Jack.  A Prayer for the Dying. London: Collins, 1973. (+film)
Hill Niki. Death Grows on You. London: M. Joseph, 1993.
Hilliar, Michael. Come Dance with Me. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1977.
Higgins, George V.  The Patriot Game. New York: Knopf, 1982.
Hogan, Desmond.  A Curious Street. New York: G. Brazilliar, 1984.
Hogan, Desmond. A New Shirt. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1986.
Holland, Jack. The Prisoner’s Wife. New York: Dodd, Mead, c. 1981.
Holland, Jack. Walking Corpses. Dublin: Torc, 1994.
Holloway, Rupert. The Terrorist Conspiracy. Lewes: Book Guild, 1982.
Howlett, John.  Orange. London: Hutchinson, 1985.
Hurd, Douglas. Vote to Kill. London: Collins, 1975.
Hurley, Graham. Reaper. London: Macmillan, 1991.
Hutson, Shaun. Knife Edge. London: Little Brown, 1997.
Hutson, Shaun. White Ghost. London: Little Brown, 1994.
Hynes, James. The Wild Colonial Boy. New York: Athaneum, 1990.
Ingoldby, Grace. Across the Water. London: Michael Joseph, 1985.
Jacks, Oliver. Assassination Day. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.
Jacobsen, Keith. Place of a Skull.  London: Thames River Press, 2013.
James, Evelyn. Taking the Forbidden Road. Holywood, Northern Ireland: Third House, 1991.
Johnston, Jennifer. Shadows on Our Skin. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Railway Station Man. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984.
Jones, R. W. The Green Reapers. London: Michael Joseph, 1988.
Joyce, Joe. Off the Record. London: Heinemann, 1989.
Joyce, Joe. The Trigger Man. New York: Norton, 1991.
Judd, Alan.  A Breed of Heroes. New York: coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1981.
Kavanagh, P. J. Only By Mistake. New York: Riverrun Press, 1986.
Kelly, James. The Marrow From the Bone. Bailieboro, Co. Cavan: Kelly Kane, 1987.
Kennedy, James. Armed and Dangerous. London: Mandarin, 1996.
Kerrigan, Philip. Dead Ground. New York: St. Martin’s, 1985.*
Kiely, Benedict. Proxopera. Boston: Godine, 1987*
Kiely, Benedict. Nothing Happens in Carmincross. Boston: Godine, 1985.
Kilcommon, Denis. Serpent’s Tooth. New York: Bantam, 1989.
Kippax, Frank. Other People’s Blood. London: HarperCollins, 1992.
Lane, Andrew. Forgive the Executioner. London: New English Library, 1978.
Lauder, Peter. Noble Lord. London: Fontana, 1986.
Laurence, Jyl. Un Coeur en Irlande. Paris: Flammarion, 1996.

Leitch, Maurice. Chinese Whispers. London: Hutchinson, 1987.
Le Meur, Dominique.  Où vas-tu Irlande?. Spézet: Coop Breizh, 1998.
Leather, Stephen. The Chinaman. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992.
Leitch, Maurice. Poor Lazarus. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1985.
Leitch, Maurice. Silver’s City. Londin: Minerva, 1995.
Leland, Mary. Approaching Priests. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991.
Lingard, Joan. Across the Barricades. London: Hamilton, 1972.
Lingard, Joan. The Lord on Our Side. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1970.
Lingard, Joan. The Guilty Party. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
Lingard, Joan. Hostages to Fortune. London: Puffin, 1995.
Lingard, Joan. A Proper Place. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1975.
Lingard, Joan. Into Exile. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1973.
Lingard, Joan. The Twelfth Day of July. London: Puffin, 1996.

 

Maas, Peter. Father and Son. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.*
MacAnthony, Joseph. The Setanta Operation. London: Grafton, 1991.
MacDowell, Vincent. An Ulster Idyll. Dublin: Annamount, 1989.
MacLaverty, Bernard. Cal. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.*
Madden, Deirdre. Hidden Symptoms. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986.
Madden, Deirdre. One By One in the Darkness. Boston: Faber, 1996.
Martin, David. The Task. London: Secker &Warburg, 1975.
Martin, David. The Ceremony of Innocence. London: Secker & Warburg, 1969.*
May, Naomi. Troubles. London: Calder, 1976.
McBratney, Sam. Mark Time. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1976.
McCabe, Eugene. Victims. London: gollancz, 1976.*
McCabe, Patrick. Carn. London: Picador, 1993.*
McCabe, Patrick. Breakfast on Pluto. New York: HarperPerennial, 1999.* (and film on DVD)
McCartan, Dominic. Operation Emerald. New York: Dembner, 1985.
McCarthy, Thomas. Without Power. Dublin: Poolbeg, 1991.
McCaughren, Tom. Rainbows of the Moon. Dublin: Anvil, 1989.
McCrum, Robert. The Psychological Moment. London: Secker & Warburg, 1993.
McEldowney, Eugene. A Kind of Homecoming. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.
McEldowney, Eugene. A Stone of the Heart. London: Mandarin, 1996.*
McGeough, Gerry. Defenders. Monaghan: Seesyu Press, 1998.
McKeon, James. Operation Pontiff. Cork: Acorn, 1994.
McKinty, Adrian. The Cold, Cold Ground. London: Serpent’s Tail, 2012.

McLoughlin, Jane. Coincidence. London: Virago, 1992.
McMahon, Blair. Nights in Armour. Lurgan: Ulster Society Publications, 1993.
McNamara, Michael. The Dancing Floor. New York: Crown, 1978.
McNamee, Eoin. Last of Deeds. New York: Picador, 1996.
McNamee, Eoin. Orchid Blue. London: Faber, 2010.*
McNamee, Eoin. Resurrection Man. London: Picador, 1994.*
McVeigh, Paul. The Good Son. Cromer, Norfolk: Salt, 2015.
Mealy, Colm. Operation Falco. London: Minerva, 1998.
Michaels, S. J. Dieback. London: Pan, 1992.
Michaels, Sarah. Summary Justice. London: Frederick Muller, 1988.

Miles, Monty. Reasonable Maniacs: For the Love of Northern Ireland. San Jose: Writers Club Press, 2000.
Miner, Valerie. Blood Sisters. London: The Women’s Press, 1981.
Mitchell, Julie. Sunday Afternoons. London: Viking, 1988.*
Mitchell, Susanna. The Colour of His Hair. London: Allison & Busby, 1994.
Molloy, Frances. No Mate for the Magpie. London: Virago, 1985.*
Molloy, Pat. A Legacy of Demons. Llandysul: Gomer, 1989.
Moore, Brian. Lies of Silence. London: Bloomsbury, 1990.*
Mornin, Daniel. All Our Fault. London: Hutchinson, 1991.
Morrow, John. The Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1977.*
Morrow, John. The Essex Factor. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1982.
Nelson, Walter. The Minstrel Code. London: Secker & Warburg, 1979.
Neville, Stuart. The Final Silence. New York: Soho, 2014.
Neville, Stuart. The Ghosts of Belfast. New York: Soho, 2009.
Newman, G. F. The Testing Ground. London: Sphere, 1989.
Nicholl, Ned. No More Leprechauns. London: New English Library, 1975.
Nolan, Frederick.  Designated Assassin. London: Arrow, 1991.
North, Michael. Mission to Ulster. London: Dennis Dobson, 1981.
Ó Doibhlin, Breandán. An Branar Gan Cur. Dublin: Sairséal Ó Marcaigh, 1979.
Ó Siadhail, Pádraig. Éagnairc. Indreabhán: CIC, 1994.
O’Brien, Edna. House of Splendid Isolation. New York: Farrar Straus, 1994.
O’Callaghan, Gareth. Dare to Die. Dublin: Poolbeg, 1996.*
O’Connor, Brian. The One-Shot War. New York: Times Books, 1980.
O’Doherty, Malachi. Belfast Story. Whitley Bay: Erdesdun Pomes, 1976.
O’Donovan. Uinsin. Rag Shadows. Dublin: Cill Enna, 1980.
O’Mahony, T. P. The Lynch Years: A Political Fantasy. Mountrath, Portlaoise: Dolmen, 1986.
O’Neill, Edward A. The Rotterdam Delivery. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975.
O’Reilly, Victor. Games of the Hangman. Headline, 1992.
O’Sullivan, Mark. Silent Stones.  Dublin: Wolfhound, 1999.
Ould, Chris. A Kind of Sleep. London: A. Deutsch, 1986.
Paisley, Rhonda. Lost Fathers. Belfast: Ambassador Productions, 1995.
Park, David. The Healing. London: Phoenix, 1993.
Park, David. Stone Kingdoms. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Park, David. The Rye Man. London: Jonathan Cape, 1994.
Patrick, Sean. Maureen’s Ireland. Seán Patrick, 1986.
Patterson, Glenn. Burning Your Own. London: Minerva, 1993.
Patterson, Glenn. Fat Lad. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992.*
Patterson, Glenn. The International. London: Anchor, 1999.*
Patterson, Glenn. The Rest Just Follows, or Up Here. London: Faber, 2014.*
Patterson, Harry. Cry of the Hunter. London: World Distributors, 1963.
Perry, Ritchie. Dead End. London: Collins, 1977.
Petit, Chris. The Psalm Killer. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998.
Pincher, Chapman. The Eye of the Tornado. London: Sphere, 1978.
Power, M. S. The Killing of Yesterday’s Children. New York: Viking, 1986.
Power, M. S. A Darkness in the Eye. London: Heinemann, 1987.
Quigley, Patrick. Borderland. Dingle: Brandon, 1994.*
Quinn, John. Generations of the Moon. Dublin: Poolbeg, 1995.*
Rae, Hugh C. Whip Hand. London: Sphere, 1974.
Ransley, Peter. The Price. London: Severn House, 1985.
Renwick, Aly. …Last Night Another Soldier. London: Information on Ireland, 1989.
Rice, David. Blood Guilt. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1994.*
Rooney, Seán. Early Many a Morning. Dingle: Brandon, 1994.
Rowe, John. Long Live the King. New York: Stein and Day, 1984.
Royce, Kenneth. A Wild Justice.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992.
Ryan, Chris The Watchman. London: Century, 2001.

Scott, Hardiman. Operation 10. Sevenoaks: Coronet, 1983.
Seaman, Donald. The Committee. New York: Atheneum, 1978.
Sefton, Catherine. Along a Lonely Road. London: Hamilton, 1991.
Sefton, Catherine. The Beat of the Drum. London: Walker, 2001.
Sefton, Catherine. Frankie’s Story. London: Walker, 2000.
Seymour, Gerald. The Contract. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.
Seymour, Gerald. The Journeyman Tailor.  New York: Edward Burlingame, 1992.
Seymour, Gerald. Field of Blood. Glasgow: Fontana/Collins, 1986.
Seymour, Gerald. The Glory Boys. New York: Random House, 1976.
Seymour, Gerald. Harry’s Game. New York: Random House, 1975.
Shannon, James. A Game of Soldiers. London: Sphere, 1985.
Shea, Michael. Spin Doctor. London: HarperCollins, 1996.*
Shelley, Mike. The Last Private Eye in Belfast. Belfast: Domino, 1984.
Sherman, Eileen. The Divided Heart. Leicester: Ulverscroft, 1998.
Shriver, Lionel. The Bleeding Heart. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1990.
Silva, Daniel. The Marching Season. London: Orion, 2001.
Smith, Murray. A Gun for Delilah. London: Robert Hale, 1979.
Spain, Peter. Blood Scenario. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980.
Stevens, Gordon. Provo. London: HarperCollins, 1993.
Strong, Terence. The Tick Tock Man. London: Heinemann, 1994.
Stuart, Francis. Memorial. Dublin: Raven Arts, 1984.
Stuart, Francis. A Hole in the Head. Nantucket, MA.: Longship Press, 1977.
Symons, Julian. The Detling Secret. New York: Viking, 1983.
Target, George W. The Patriots. London: Duckworth, 1974.
Taylor, Patrick. Now and in the Hour of Our Death. New York: Forge, 2014.
Theroux, Paul The Family Arsenal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
Thomas, David. Anger’s Violin. Dingle: Mount Eagle, 1998.
Thompson, David. Broken English. New York: Henry Holt, 1988.
Urch, Marion. Violent Shadows. London: Headline Review, 1996.
Valentine, Deborah. Fine Distinctions. New York: Avon, 1991.
Van Greenaway, Peter. Suffer! Little Children. London: Gollancz, 1976.
Waddell, Martin. The Beat of the Drum. London: Walker, 1989.
Waddell, Martin. Come Back When I’m Sober. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1969.
Waddell, Martin. Frankie’s Story.  London: Walker Books, 1988.
Waddell, Martin. A Little Bit British. London: Tom Stacey, 1970.
Walker, Martin. The Infiltrator. New York: Dial, 1978.
Wead, R. Douglas. Tonight They’ll Kill a Catholic. Carol Stream, IL: Creation House, 1974.
Weber, Katherine. The Music Lesson. New York: Crown, 1998.*
West, Tara. Fodder. Belfast: Blackstaff, 2002.
Weston, Simon. Cause of Death. Rochester: 22 Books, 1996.
White, Jon Manchip. The Robinson Factor. Frogmore, Hertfordshire: Panther, 1976.
White, Steve. The Fighting Irish. New York: Warner, 1982.
White, Stuart. The Shamrock Boy. London: Bodley Head, 1990.
White, Terence de Vere. The Distance and the Dark. Boston: Gambit, 1973.
Wilson, Des. The Demonstration. Belfast: Desmond Wilson, 1982.
Wilson, Robert McLiam. Ripley Bogle. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1989.*
Wilson, Robert McLiam. Eureka Street. London: Secker & Warburg, 1991.
Wilson, Stewart J. The Gobbins. London: Minerva, 1997.
Winch. Arden. Blood Money. London: British Broadcasting Corp., 1981.
Wood, James. Road to Canossa. London: Hutchinson, 1971.
Woods, Una. The Dark Hole Days. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1984.
Wright, Glover. Headhunter. London: Macmillan, 1994.

 

Updated, July 19, 2018.

New Books from Ireland

Posted on March 28, 2018 in New Books by Aedin

Here is a selection of quick phone photos of this week’s new arrivals:

Music and Society in Cork, 1700-1900, by Susan O’Regan. Cork University Press, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poema de Hibernia: A Jacobite Latin Epic on the Williamite Wars, edited by Pádraig Lenihan and Keith Sidwell. Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfie: The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne, by Trevor White. Penguin Ireland, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Iron: Aspects of the Occupational Lore of Irish Fishermen. By Bairbre Ní Fhloinn. Four Courts Press, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Blogs were Catalog(u)ed*

Posted on October 30, 2017 in Digital, Journals and Magazines, Media by Aedin

When Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith was a PhD student at Notre Dame, she convinced me that it would be a good librarianly service to open a Twitter account and to routinely re-tweet posts that might interest graduate students. She was excited about archives, and she was enthusiastic about sharing information about collections and about exciting new projects.

 

I followed Melinda’s lead, initially following various archives and libraries and retweeting news of collections and exhibitions, tweeting inconsistently, with short bursts of enthusiasm. With the flurry of activity around the 1916 centenary, I learned that retweeting was a way to catalogue information, and I began to apprecate the role of the hashtag for organizing the twitterworld. (Such a pity that in order to type in Irish, I lost my keyboard’s hashtag.)

And now I wonder if Twitter-cataloguing could be the answer to my question about blogs.

Librarians organize information of all kinds,helping people sort through thousands of materials to identify information, books, journals or websites.  We archive websites and catalog online publications. We find ways to make our information available online.  But blogs seem to belong to a category that people discover either by serendipity or by word of mouth. The library cataloguedoesn’t seem appropriate for the informal format of the blog, so why not see how the social media can be used?

On Twitter, I found an Irish Blogs hashtag, but this does not address my needs, which are to tag blogs interesting to those with an academic interest in Irish studies, e.g. scholarly or newsy articles on Irish history, literature, politics, music, art, theatre etc.  I aim to curate, so that blogs included in my lists are up to date and to select in the same way as I would a journal or magazine subscription for the library. So my hashtag will be #IrishStudiesBlogs.

Scéalta Ealaíne. Irish Art Blog by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

 

So I think I’ll start a new hashtag and call it Irish Studies Blogs. Blogs I want to catalogue include Mise Ciara, a great blog for Irish language students, Scéalta Ealaíne, shown above, the blog of artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Mairekennedybooks, on Irish historical bibliography, and writers’ blogs such as that of Lia Mills.

‘S Mise Ciara, Seo mo Bhlag! Scríobh / Eat / Sleep 

 

Though I plan to include only blogs that are current, Deirdre Ní Chonghaile’s wonderful Amhráin Árann – Aran Songs begs to be listed.  This three-year blog (2012-14) is a collection of essays on the people, music and songs of the Aran Islands. From biographies of writers and singers to an essay on the provenance of the piano in the house where Somerville and Ross stayed, the blog, written in Irish and in English, is an online publication that should be available to anyone studying Irish music, and so needs to be archived and catalogued.

The blogs I am considering for my “Twitter Catalog” are listed below, and you can also see a preview of the Twitter-Catalogue for #IrishStudiesBlogs.

Literature and Writers

Rogha Gabriel

Crime Scene. A Blog by Louise Phillips

Irish Writing Blog

Women Rule Writer. Lit Blog of Nuala O’Connor/ Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Anti-Laureate of the People’s Republic of Cork 

Mary Morrissey. A Blog about Fiction and History

James Joyce Quarterly Blog

 

 

An Ghaeilge – The Irish Language

Included here are blogs on various topics, but written in Irish and therefore good for Irish language students to have available.

Hilary NY. Meascra i nGaeilge ó Nua Eabhrach — Nó pé áit ina bhfuilim! 

Mise Áine ag Rámhaille

Uathachas in Éirinn 

S Mise Ciara, Seo mo Bhlag!

Cúrsaí Staire. Aistí Ócáídeacha ar Stair, ar Staraithe, agus ar Scríobh na Staire

Smaointe Fánach Aonghusa

Rogha Gabriel

History

Cúrsaí Staire. Aistí Ócáídeacha ar Stair, ar Staraithe, agus ar Scríobh na Staire

Ciara Meehan. Historian, Author, Lecturer

MaireKennedyBooks

Books, Libraries and Archives

Books Ireland Blog

NLI Blog (blog of the National Library of Ireland)

John J. Burns Library’s Blog 

Manuscripts at Trinity

UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections Blog

MaireKennedyBooks

ITMA Blog

Kennys Booktalk Blog

Music

ITMA Blog

Amhráin Árann – Aran Songs

Art

The Irish Art Blog

IMMA Blog

Scéalta Ealaíne. Irish Art Blog by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Politics

The Cedar Lounge Revolution. For Lefties Too Stubborn to Quit

Slugger O’Toole

Irish Politics Forum

Jason O’Mahony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know if this Twitter-catalogue idea will take, but if you come across a blog that would interest others in Irish studies, please add a tweet, or contact me at clements.22@nd.edu. Thanks!

 

*Though bilingual now in the English languages of both sides of the Atlantic, I’ve never become comfortable with the u-less ‘catalog’.