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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.
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.
|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|
|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
|Saothar: Annual journal of the Irish Labour History Society||JSTOR Arts & Science|
II. NORTHERN IRELAND
|Ulster Journal of Archaeology||JSTOR|
|The Glynns||Full index available online at the Glens of Antrim Historical Society website|
|Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society||JSTOR|
|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
|Breifne||Published by the local historical society, Cumann Seanchas Bhreifne. Table of contents for all issues available on the Society’s website|
|Carloviana||Published by the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Archive of issues up to 2015 available at https://carlowhistorical.com/archives/|
|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|
|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 Annual||Website with complete tables of contents|
|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|
|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|
|Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society||Table of contents|
|The Kerry Magazine||Table of contents|
|Old Kilkenny Review||Table of contents|
|Ossory, Laois and Leinster||Table of contents|
|Breifne||Table of contents|
|The Old Limerick Journal||Full text Vol. 1 (1979) – Vol. 51 (2016)|
|Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society||JSTOR|
|Journal of the Old Drogheda Society||Table of contents 1976 - 2016|
|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|
|Ríocht na Mídhe: Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society||Author index 1955-2017|
OFFALY (KING'S COUNTY)
|Offaly Heritage, Journal of the Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society||Tables of Contents|
|Tipperary Historical Journal||Table of contents 1988-2019|
|Ardmore Journal||Selected articles have been republished on the Waterford County Museum website.|
|Decies: Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society.||Waterford County Library: Decies|
|Journal of the Old Athlone Society||Details of contents of some past issues are available on the website|
|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|
|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.
If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.