Archive for February, 2014

On the Shelves: History books arriving on the shelves in 2014

Posted on February 10, 2014 in New Books

All the following books are recently cataloged.  Watch for them on the New Books shelves (first floor), or if you want to make sure to be first, go to the catalog and request the books.

New Irish History Books in order of LC number:

Audrey Horning.  Ireland in the Virginian sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic. Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2013.
DA 16 .H655 2013

The English Isles: Cultural transmission and political conflict in Britain and Ireland, 1100-1500. Dublin: Four Courts, 2010.
DA 175 .E55 2013

Tarquin Blake. Ancient Ireland: Exploring Irish historic monuments. Cork: Collins Press, 2013.
DA 920 .B58 2013

Conor Kostick. Strongbow: The Norman invasion of Ireland. Dublin: O’Brien, 2013.
DA 933.3 .K67 2013

Sir Henry Sidney.  A viceroy’s vindication? Sir Henry Sidney’s memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578.  Cork: Cork University Press, 2002.
DA 937.5 .S53 A3 2002

Ray Bateson. Memorials of the Easter Rising. Dublin: Irish Graves Publications, 2013.
DA 962 .B375 2013

Marie Coleman. The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923. NY: Routledge, 2014.
DA 962 .C65 2014

Gerry Hunt. At war with the Empire: Ireland’s fight for independence. Dublin: O’Brien, 2012.
DA 962 .H86 2012

Ernie O’Malley. On another man’s wound. Dublin: Anvil, 1979.
Special Collections (MR): DA 962 .O54 1979

Fergal Tobin. Irish Revolution 1912-25: an illustrated history. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2013.
DA 962 .T635 2013

The Irish presidencey: Power, ceremony and politics. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2014.
DA 963 .I746 2014

Michael Mac Evilly. Seamus Mac Evilly and the West Mayo Flying Column: A family memoir: Seamus Mac Evilly, 1897-1921. Castlebar, 2012.
Special collections (MR) DA 965 .M2215 M236 2012

Pat Leahy. The price of power: Inside Ireland’s crisis coalition. Dublin: Penguin Ireland, 2013.
DA 966 .L43 2013

Averil Staunton. Ballinrobe: Aspects of a visual history. Ballinrobe: Ballinrobe Archaeological & Historical Society, 2013.
DA 990 .B35 S83 2013

Jackie Queally. Spirit of the Burren: Exploring a unique Irish landscape through the five elements. Roslin, U.K.: J. Wueally, 2013.
DA 990 .B87 Q43 2013

Seán Beattie. Donegal in transition: The impact of the Congested Districts Board. Sallins: Merrion, 2013.
DA 990 .D6 B44 2013

E. E. O’Donnell. Father Browne’s Laois. Dublin: Messenger Publications, 2013.
DA 990 .L6 O36 2013

Mark Mulholland. Terence O’Neill. Dublin: UCD Press for the Historical Association of Ireland, 2013.
DA 990 .U452 O55 2013

Alastair Campbell. The Irish diaries (1994-2003). Dublin: Lilliput, 2013.
DA 990 .U46 C29 2013

Guy Warner. Sycamores uver Ulster: Royal Air Force support to the security forces during the Border Campaign 1956-1962. Belfast: Ulster Aviation Society, 2013.
DA 990 .U46 W37 2013

Ordnance Survey Letters. Letters relating to the antiquities of the Counties of Wicklow and Carlow containing information collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey, 1838-1840 / Wicklow and Carlow. Dublin: Fourmasters Press, 2013.
DA 990 .W6 O73 2013

John Keane. Hidden Kilkenny: Knaves, knights and Norman abbots. Cork: Mercier, 2013.
DA 995 .K48 K43 2013

Brian Lacey. Medieval and monastic Derry: Sixth century to 1600. Dublin: Four Courts, 2013.
DA 995 .L75 L34 2013

Jarlath Glynn. Wexford then and now. Dublin: History Press, 2013.
DA 995 .W49 G59 2013

Irish Maps in the Hesburgh Library

Posted on February 2, 2014 in Old Books, Special collections

The Hesburgh Library is home to a great collection of maps of Ireland, the collection of the late Mr. Thomas McGrath, which he gave to the Library over twenty years ago.  He gave a lecture on the occasion of donating his collection, and the text of his lecture, along with illustrations, is on the Rare Books website: The Joy of the Chase: Collecting old Irish Maps.

It would be nice to see the maps used more often for teaching and research, and so we plan to improve the cataloging of these maps over the coming year, and also to investigate digitization.

Chart of Cork Harbour

A New and Correct Chart of the Harbour of Corke by the Revd. J. Lindsay, 1759.

Mr. McGrath’s collection included sea charts, which he gave to the library as a separate collection, named the Butler Collection of Sea Charts in honor of his wife’s family.

In addition to the McGrath and Butler Collections, there are many maps of Ireland in books in the Hesburgh Special Collections.  Examples:

Scale, Bernard.  An Hibernian atlas: or, General description of the kingdom of Ireland divided into provinces with its sub-divisions of counties, baronies, &c. shewing their boundaries, extent, soil, produce, contents, measure, members of Parliament, and number of inhabitants, also the cities, boroughs, villages, mountains, bogs, lakes, rivers and natural curiosities …by Bernard Scale, land surveyor ; and beautifully engraved on 78 copper plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer. —    London :   Printed for Robert Sayer…,   1776.
Special Collections Vault G 1830 .S33 1776
Petty, William, Sir   A geographicall description of ye kingdom of Ireland. Collected from ye actual survey made by Sr. William Petty-Corrected & amended, by the advice, & assistance, of severall able artists, late inhabitants of that kingdom- Containing one generall mapp, of ye whole kingdom, with four provincial mapps, & 32. county mapps. …   London :   Engraven & published for ye benefit of ye publique, by Fra: Lamb….   [1689]
Special Collections Vault G 1831 .C21 G46 1689z
The maps form an attractive part of the library collections, and we welcome requests from professors to introduce their classes to the maps, and also suggestions on how to make the maps more useful and accessible for student work.