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Irish Literature Online

General Literature Sources

LION (Literature Online)


Google Books

Internet Archive

  • Use these also for literary criticism and reference.

Irish Literature Sources

 CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae

Finding Irish Literature in the Hesburgh Library

Most literature in Irish, as well as books about Irish language literature are in the Pb area of the Hesburgh Library (8th floor).

Use the Library website to find books.

A tip for finding Irish authors: Keep your search as short and simple as possible.  You might wonder whether you have the spelling of Aogán Ó Rathaille's name right.  A simple search for "Rathaille" is best.

Irish literature in English is usually in the PR section (4th floor).  Again, if you use the Library website, it will provide links to online copies as well as paper copies.
Example: Type "Sheridan Rivals" in the searchbox, and you will find a list that includes the following:

  • Title: The rivals, A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden.
  • Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1751-1816.
  • Published: Dublin : Printed by M. Graisberry, for the Company of Booksellers
  • Online


Last Update: February 02, 2013 20:55 | Tagged with: Irish poetry; Irish language; Irish literature.