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As befits a University which takes its community remit very seriously, the library has for many years collected material relating to the West of Ireland and the local Galway area. This is reflected in some of the donated collections, as well as in our modern Local Studies Collection held in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

Online Services

A comprehensive list of Irish local studies periodicals is available at https://tbreen.home.xs4all.nl/journals.html The library usually subscribes to a selection of these titles though it is important to note that MOST are only available in hard copy format. The list below endeavours to note where online issues of part or all of the title or tables of contents are accessible including through our library’s subscription to JSTOR or other online providers. Many societies have websites and/or Facebook pages through which they can be contacted if you wished to purchase a particular journal issue.

I. GENERAL

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy JSTOR
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland JSTOR
The Journal of Irish Archaeology JSTOR
Irish Historical Studies JSTOR
Archaeology Ireland EBSCO UK & Éire Reference centre & JSTOR
History Ireland EBSCO UK & Éire Reference centre & JSTOR
Analecta Hibernica JSTOR
Archivium Hibernicum or Irish Historical Records JSTOR
Collectanea Hibernica - sources for Irish History JSTOR
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies EBSCO UK & Éire Reference Centre
The Capuchin Annual Available online from The Irish Capuchins
Celtica Journal of the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies Website with tables of contents since 1949 and full texts since 1988
Eighteenth-Century Ireland : Iris an Dá Chultúr JSTOR
Éire-Ireland. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish studies Project Muse
Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Newsletter Most of the back-issues are available online as PDF files
Newsletters page
 Saothar: Annual journal of the Irish Labour History Society JSTOR Arts & Science
Studia Hibernica JSTOR

II. NORTHERN IRELAND

ULSTER, GENERAL

Ulster Journal of Archaeology JSTOR

ANTRIM

The Glynns Full index available online at the Glens of Antrim Historical Society website

ARMAGH

Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society JSTOR

DOWN

Lecale Miscellany and Lecale Review. Lecale and Downe Historical Society Tables of contents, with abstracts, are published on the Society's website.

FERMANAGH & TYRONE

Clogher Record : Journal of the Clogher Historical Society JSTOR
Dúiche Néill Contents list available at  http://oneillcountryhistoricalsociety.com/publications/

III. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

CAVAN

Breifne Published by the local historical society, Cumann Seanchas Bhreifne. Table of contents for all issues available on the Society’s website

CARLOW

Carloviana Published by the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Archive of issues up to 2015 available at https://carlowhistorical.com/archives/

CLARE

North Munster Antiquarian Journal Published by the Thomond Archaeological Society. Archive from 1909-2012 available at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/BooksJournals/NorthMunsterAntiquarianJournal/
The Other Clare Website with selected articles  Vol. 1 (1977) – Vol. 24 (2000) http://www.duchasnasionna.eu/other_clare/journal.html

CORK

Bandon Historical Journal Published by the Bandon Local History Society. Website with tables of contents and indexes
Bantry Historical and Archaeological Society Journal Publisher: Bantry Historical Society. Website with links to Table of contents of some issues
Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Table of contents
Mallow Field Club Journal     Archive 1983-2005
Skibbereen and District Historical Society Journal Website with tables of contents 2005-2014

DONEGAL

Donegal Annual Website with complete tables of contents

DUBLIN

Dublin Historical Record 1938-2016 JSTOR
Rathmichael Historical Record All back issues are available online via a link on the website
Time & Tide Contents pages Vol 1 – Vol. 11

GALWAY

Connemara: Journal of the Clifden and Connemara Heritage Group Selected articles
Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society,1900-2003 JSTOR
Galway’s Heritage - Oidhreacht na Gaillimhe  All volumes available on-line in PDF format at this website

KERRY

Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Table of contents
The Kerry Magazine Table of contents

KILKENNY

Old Kilkenny Review  Table of contents
Ossory, Laois and Leinster Table of contents                                       

LEITRIM

Breifne Table of contents

LIMERICK

The Old Limerick Journal  Full text Vol. 1 (1979) – Vol. 51 (2016)                           

LOUTH

Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society JSTOR
Journal of the Old Drogheda Society Table of contents 1976 - 2016 

MAYO

Cathair na Mart: Journal of the Westport Historical Society Table of contents Vol. 1 (1981)-Vol.33 (2015)
North Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society Journal. 1982-1995 Tables of contents

MEATH

Ríocht na Mídhe: Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Author index 1955-2017

MONAGHAN

Clogher Record JSTOR

OFFALY (KING'S COUNTY)

Offaly Heritage, Journal of the Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society Tables of Contents

TIPPERARY

Tipperary Historical Journal Table of contents 1988-2019

WATERFORD

Ardmore Journal Selected articles have been republished on the Waterford County Museum website.
DeciesJournal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society. Waterford County Library: Decies

WESTMEATH

Journal of the Old Athlone Society Details of contents of some past issues are available on the website

WEXFORD

Journal of the Bannow Historical Society Tables of contents and on-line ordering available on the Society's website
The Journal of the Taghmon Historical Society Biennial journal first published in 1996. The first four issues are republished in full on the Society's website.
Journal of the Wexford Historical Society List of contents since 1968
The Past: the organ of the Ui Ceinsealaigh Historical Society JSTOR

WICKLOW

Journal of the Bré-Cualann/Bray Historical Society Full text of some issues on website
Roundwood & District History and Folklore Journal Contents pages on website

Genealogical & Family History Journals

Irish Roots (2011-2017)  

EBSCO UK & Éire Reference Centre

North Irish Roots: journal of the North of Ireland Family History Society. 1984-, most recent 4 years not available JSTOR complete

 

Local Studies Periodicals

The majority of the current periodical collection relating to local studies is held in the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room.  Issues prior to 2013 are shelved in the periodical Store and must therefore be requested by completing the journal request form  or at the desk in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. It is also possible to use the 'Request from Closed Access' option on the library catalogue. There is a 24-hour turnaround time for requests for back issues. Back runs of some titles are available to NUIG readers on JSTOR.

A select list of local studies periodical titles for each Irish County is available in:

  • John Grenham. Tracing your Irish Ancestors (Dublin, 2012) 929.10720415 Special Collections Reading Room and Floor 1

  • James G. Ryan. Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History (Dublin. 1997) 929.309415 RYA General Reference Area Ground Floor.

Check the Library catalogue for our holdings of these periodical titles.

Local Studies Books

A large collection of Local Studies books is shelved in the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room. These are arranged in order by Dewey number.  To check our holdings prior to your visit, please search the Library catalogue.

Resources for Irish People and Places studies

If you have any queries please contact us at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie

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