Archive for September, 2013

Tír na nÓg

Posted on September 24, 2013 in Old Books


InvitationThe exhibit of Irish children’s books is now in the Rare Books Room, and will be there until mid-December.  A number of classes have already visited and had tours of the exhibit.

Artwork by Sara Weber uses Rosamond Praeger’s Further Doings of Three Bold Babes for the poster image and also for background.

Researching for this exhibit was helped considerably by the assistance of Rebecca Rossi, who worked as an intern during the summer.

Diane Sikorski and Liz Dube provided all the conservation and exhibit-mounting support.  We are lucky to have an excellent conservation lab at the Hesburgh Libraries.

In addition to the Exhibit Committee at the Department of Rare Books, the Hesburgh Libraries’ new Director of Communications and Marketing, Tara O’Leary, is helping to make our exhibits much more visible to the campus community.

New Arrivals August 2013

Posted on September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

A selection of books that arrived in the past month.   Look out for them as they hit the shelves, or speed up the process by requesting a book.


The Structure of modern Irish/ Brian Nolan.  Equinox, 2012.

New perspectives on Irish English/ ed. Bettina Migge, Máire Ní Chiosáin.  John Benjamins, 2012.

Ex-combatants, religion and peace in Northern Ireland: the role of religion in transitional justice/ John Brewer, David Mitchell, Gerard Leavey.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Negotiating insanity in the Southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900 / Catherine Cox.  Manchester University Press.

Irish/ness is all around us: language revivalism and the culture of ethnic identity in Northern Ireland.  Berghahn Books, 2013.

Policing for peace in Northern Ireland: change, conflict and community confidence/ Joanne Murphy.

Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75/ Shaun McDaid.  Manchester University Press, 2013.

The Clarissa von Ranke letters and the Ranke-Graves correspondence, 1843-1886.  Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.

Holodomor and Gorta Mór: Histories, memories and representations of famine in Ukraine and Ireland.  Anthem, 2012.

‘Natural leaders’ and their world: politics, culture and society in Belfast, c. 1801-31.  Liverpool University Press, 2012.

Up the Republic! Towards a new Ireland /edited by Fintan O’Toole.  Faber, 2012.


Leabhar mór na nAmhrán / Lochlainn Ó Tuairisg, Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin.  Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2013.

The ethics of love: an essay on James Joyce/ Benjamin Boysen.  University Press of Southern Denmark, 2013.

Seamus Heaney and East European poetry in translation: poetics of exile/ Carmen Bugan. Modern Humanities Research Association, 2013.

James Joyce/ editor, Albert Wachtel.

Dhá chlog ag bualadh: Dánta /Louis Mulcahy.  An Sagart, 2012.

Language, learning and teaching: Irish research perspective.

Irish women in medicine, c. 1880s-1920s: origins, education and careers / Laura Kelly. Manchester University Press.

Art in Ireland since 1910/ Fiona Barber.

1916, what the people saw/ selected and edited by Mick O’Farrell.  Mercier, 2013.

The writings of Ivor Browne: Steps along the road, the evolution of a slow learner.  Atrium, 2012.

Mary Tighe/ Miranda O’Connell.  Somerville Press, 2013.

Translation right or wrong/ Susana Bayó Belenguer, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin.

Roderick O’Flaherty’s letters: to William Molyneux, Edward Lhwyd, and Samuel Molyneux 1696-1709.

Boy republic: Patrick Pearse and the weapon of education/ Brendan Walsh.

Mary Lavin / editor, Elke D’Hoker. Foreword by Colm Tóibín.  Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Galway Bay folk dales/ Rab Swannock Fulton.

The leaving of Loughrea: an Irish family in the Great Famine/ Stephen Lally.

Some light reading & a song/ John Liddy.   Lapwing, 2012.

Howl: the silent movie/ Peter Pegnall.  Lapwing, 2013.

Brendan Kennelly.  Raglan, 2013.