Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy



You’re very welcome to the Island Ireland directory for Irish literature.
The following hand-picked links will take you to resources on Irish writing of all kinds, Irish poetry, useful academic organisations and more.

“The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat, the curt cuts of an edge
Through living roots awaken in my head.
But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.”
Seamus Heaney “Digging”

The Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco) provides an A-Z Dataset with comprehensive biographical & bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers, along with extracts from their works and commentaries. Once you have reached a given author, you can browse through seven possible types of information (Life, Works, Criticism, Commentary, References, Quotations & Notes). The database also includes similar material on Irish serial publications and journals of all periods. A tremendous academic resource…

For more information go to the link on the rhs

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