Irish History Collections

Find out more about the Irish History Collections in the IHR Wohl Library. We collect historical sources and guides to finding and using sources. This page shows some examples from the collections.


The Irish collection remains one of the library’s most used, and includes materials on Ireland’s history from the early medieval period to the present day. The strengths of the collection include: an extensive bibliographic sub-collection, including archive guides, bibliographies and manuscript catalogues; an array of biographical reference works; holdings of published sources concerning Ireland’s political and administrative history especially from the twelfth to the early nineteenth century; published religious sources of the medieval and early modern periods; and a growing collection of works on Irish local history.

Highlights from the Collections

Online Resources

Please note that access to the majority of these resources is available onsite at the IHR, or offsite for staff and students of the IHR only. 

Other Collections

Within the IHR Wohl Library

Browse collection guides to find material relevant to your particular area of interest. Other collections that may be relevant include:

Other libraries, archives, organisations

Further Help

Contact us if you would like help on finding or using our collections, or if you have any comments or suggestions about the content of this guide. We are happy to help.

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