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Topic Time frame Resource Location
Seasonal customs 1850-1950 McGarry, Marion. Irish Customs And Rituals: How our ancestors celebrated life and the seasons. ?: Orpen Press. 2020. Ireland
Farm Life 1841-64 Diaries of James Harshaw, 6 volumes. [in R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, DA995/D6/H37/1996 microfilm] Down, Ireland
Childhood 1950s Illingworth, Ruth. A 1950s Irish Childhood: From Catapults to Communion Medals. Ireland: The History Press. 2018. Ireland
Women's History 1840-1890 Holmes, Janice, and Diane Urquhart. Coming into the light: the work, politics and religion of women in Ulster, 1840-1890. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast. 1994. Ulster
Landed Families 1860-1960 Dooley, Terence A. M. The decline of the big house in Ireland: a study of Irish landed families, 1860-1960. Dublin, Ireland: Wolfhound Press. 2001. Ireland
Estate Life 1840-1850 Grant, Elizabeth. The Highland Lady in Ireland: Journals 1840-1850. Ireland
Rural Life 1800s Dorian, Hugh, Breandán Mac Suibhne, and David Dickson. The outer edge of Ulster: a memoir of social life in nineteenth-century Donegal. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press. 2001. Donegal
Rural Life 1800s Smyth, Alfred P., and Anthony Cogan. Faith, famine and fatherland in the Irish Midlands: perceptions of a priest and historian Anthony Cogan 1826-1872. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 1992. Irish Midlands
Oral History Irish Life and Lore: Recordings and Books (3,000 hours of audio recordings) Ireland
Social life and customs ? Devlin, Polly. All of us there. London, England : George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Ltd, c1983. Ireland
Social class, land 1878-1960 Purdue, Olsen. The big house in the north of Ireland : land, power and social elites, 1878-1960. Dublin, Ireland : Univ. College of Dublin Press, 2009. Northern Ireland
Women, politics, occupations 1840-1890 Holmes, Janice and Diane Urquhart. Coming into the light : the work, politics and religion of women in Ulster, 1840-1890. Belfast, Ireland : Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast, c1994. Ulster
Religion, occupation 1680-1930 Grogg, Tyler T. Common plowmen's children : the frontiers of Ulster Catholicism, c.1680-c.1830. [Place of publication not identified] : UMI, 2009. Ulster
Death/dying ? Kelly, James and Mary Ann Lyons. Death and dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe : historical perspectives. Sallins, Ireland : Irish Academic Press, 2013. Great Britain, Ireland, Europe
Landed families 1860-1960 Dooley, Terence. The decline of the big house in Ireland : a study of Irish landed families 1860-1960. Dublin, Ireland : Wolfhound Press, 2001. Ireland
Kinship ? Charles-Edwards, T.M. Early Irish and Welsh kinship. Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, 2003. Ireland Wales
Marriage ? Ballard, Linda May. Forgetting frolic : marriage traditions in Ireland. Belfast, Ireland : Queen's University of Belfast. Institute of Irish Studies, 1998. Ireland
Heraldry, military, clans, customs, family histories, overseas Irish ? Stanley, Rory J. Féil-scribhinn Liam Mhin Alasdair = Essays presented to Liam Mac Alasdair, FGSI. Dublin, Ireland : Genealogical Society of Ireland, 2009. Ireland
Customs, manners, antiquities ? Milligan, Seaton F. and Alice L. Glimpses of Erin : containing an account of the ancient civilisation, manners, customs, and antiquities of Ireland; short sketches of the more important events in history, and of the social condition of the country, past and present; and papers on tours off the beaten track... London, England : Marcus Ward, [189-?]. Ireland
Literature, education, oral instruction, historical sketches ? Anderson, Christopher. Historical sketches of the native Irish and their descendants : illustrative of their past and present state with regard to literature, education and oral instruction. Edinburgh, Scotland : Oliver & Boyd, 1830. Ireland
Social life and customs ? Messenger, John C. Inis Beag : isle of Ireland. United States : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. Ireland
Food and drink 3000 BC - present Hickey, Margaret. Ireland's Green Larder. London, England : Unbound, 2018. Ireland
Social life and customs ? Danaher, Kevin. Irish country people. Cork, Ireland : Mercier Press, 1966. Ireland
Mythology, religion, festivals, architecture, arts Middle Ages - 20th century Orel, Harold and William Butler Yeats and James Joyce. Irish history and culture : aspects of a people's heritage. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 1976. Ireland
Social life and customs ? Robertson, Olivia. It's an old Irish custom. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by FamilySearch International, 2016. Ireland
Land tenure ? Butt, Isaac. Land tenure in Ireland : a plea for the Celtic race. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by FamilySearch International, 2012. Ireland
Country life ? Bence-Jones, Mark. Life in an Irish country house. London, England : Constable, 1996. Ireland
Upper-class ? MacDonnell, Randal. The Lost Houses of Ireland : a chronicle of the great houses and the families who lived there. London, England : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. Ireland
Marriage ? Cosgrove, Art. Marriage in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland : College Press, 1985. Ireland
Protestants 1640-1770 Barnard, Toby. A new anatomy of Ireland : the Irish Protestants, 1640-1770. New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2003. Ireland
Archaeology, churches, military conflict, servantry, coinage, folklife, biographies 6000s-1800s Rynne, Etienne and Michael Moloney, Caleb Powell, John McEnery, Stephen De Vere. North Munster studies : essays in commemoration of Monsignor Michael Moloney. Limerick, Ireland : The Thomond Archaelogical Society, 1967. North Munster, Limerick, County Tipperary
Social revolution 1910s Connolly, James. The re-conquest of Ireland. [Place of publication not identified] : Lulu, 2008. Ireland
Rural housing, settlement, communities, landscape, Irish in America Middle Ages, 1800s Thomas, Colin and Desmond McCourt. Rural landscapes and communities : essays presented to Desmond McCourt. Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland : Irish Academic Press, 1986. Ireland, Londonderry, Brittany
Agrarian society, tenants 1600-1870 Dowling, Martin W. Tenant right and agrarian society in Ulster : 1600-1870. Portland, Oregon : Irish Academic Press, 1999. Ulster
Biography, interviews ? Bunbury, Turtle and James Fennell. Vanishing Ireland. Dublin, Ireland : Hodder Headline Ireland, 2006. Ireland
Biography, interviews ? Bunbury, Turtle and James Fennell. Vanishing Ireland : friendship and community. Dublin, Ireland : Hachette Books Ireland, 2013. Ireland
Upper-class ? O'Keeffe, Jane O'Hea. Voices from the great houses : Cork and Kerry. Cork, Ireland : Mercier Press, 2013. Cork, Kerry
Social life and customs ? Danaher, Kevin. The year in Ireland. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Irish Books and Media, 1972. Ireland
Landowners, settlers 1500s Hitchcock, F. R. Montgomery. The Midland septs and the Pale : an account of the early septs and later settlers of the King's County and of life in the English pale. Dublin, Ireland : Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1908. King's County (Offaly)
Plantation towns, poverty, religion, archaeology, geography 1610-1689 Scott, Brendan. Society and administration in the Ulster Plantation towns, 1610-89. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, 2019. Ulster
Earldom 1660s-1680s Orrery, Earls of and Edward MacLysaght. Calendar of the Orrery papers. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms International, 1988. Cork
Protestants 1641-1770 Barnard, Toby. Irish Protestant ascents and descents, 1641-1770. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, 2004. Ireland
Aristocracy 1600s Ohlmeyer, Jane. Making Ireland English : the Irish aristocracy in the seventeenth century. New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2012. Ireland
Lifestyle, viceroyalty, house, sport, dress, society 1641-1770 Barnard, T.C. Making the Grand Figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770. New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2004. Dublin
Family relationships, property retention, philanthropy 1706-1797 Farrell-Griffin, Margaret Nuala and Lettice Walcott. Lettice Walcott, 1706-1797 : an exploration of family relationships, testamentary behaviour and philanthropic legacy in the long eighteenth century. Limerick, Ireland : University of Limerick, 2019. Ireland
Women, marriage, property, upper-class 1750-1850 Wilson, Deborah. Women, marriage and property in wealthy landed families in Ireland, 1750 - 1850. Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, 2009. Ireland
Children, famine 1800s Kinealy, Christine and Jason King and Gerard Moran. Children and the great hunger in Ireland. Hamden, Connecticut : Quinnipiac University Press, 2018. Ireland
Every-day life 1800s Maxwell, Ian. Everyday life in 19th-century Ireland. Dublin, Ireland : History Press Ireland, 2012. Ireland
Infanticide, women, children 1883-1900 Farrell, Elaine Frances. Infanticide in the Irish Crown Files at Assizes, 1883-1900. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2012. Ireland
Photo history 1800s-1900s Sexton, Sean and Christine Kinealy. The Irish : a photohistory. New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, 2002. Ireland
Lifestyle 1800s Connolly, S. J. Life-styles of the Irish people in the nineteenth century. [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c1980 Ireland
Infanticide, women, children 1850-1900 Farrell, Elaine Frances. 'A most diabolical deed' : infanticide and Irish society, 1850-1900. Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, 2013. Ireland
Lifestyle, farm life 1800-1930s Sharkey, Olive. Old days, old ways. Dublin, Ireland : O'Brien Press, 1985. Ireland
Landowners, ascendancy 1870s-1960s Bence-Jones, Mark. Twilight of the ascendancy. London, England : Constable, 1987. Ireland
Travel ? Kiely, Benedict. All the way to Bantry Bay : and other Irish journeys. London, England : Victor Gollancz, 1978. Ireland
Catholic Church, society, family ? Connolly, S. J. The Catholic Church in Ireland : its impact on society and the family. [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c1980. Ireland
Folklore, social life, customs ? Concannon, Thomas, Mrs. Daughters of Banba. Dublin, Ireland : M.H. Gill and Son, 1922. Ireland
Social life and customs, politics and government 1600-1900 Cullen, L. M. The emergence of modern Ireland, 1600-1900. Dublin, Ireland : Gill & Macmillan, 1981. Ireland
Social life and customs, politics and government ? American Commission on Conditions in Ireland. Evidence on conditions in Ireland : comprising the complete testimony, affidavits and exhibits presented before the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland. Washington D.C. : 1921. Ireland
Poor, famine ? Trainor, Brian. The great famine and the poor of Ireland. [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c1980. Ireland
Households, country life, house furnishings ? Danaher, Kevin. The hearth and stool and all! : Irish rural households. Cork, Ireland : Mercier Press, 1985. Rural Ireland
Country life, social life, culture ? Brody, Hugh. Inishkillane : change and decline in the west of Ireland. London, England : Allen Lane, 1973. Clare, Galway, Donegal
Social life and customs ? Lane, Padraig. Ireland. London, England : Batsford, 1974. Ireland
Photo history, social life and customs 1860-1880 National Library of Ireland (Dublin). Ireland 1860-80, from stereo photographs : facsimile documents. Dublin, Ireland : National Library of Ireland, 1981. Ireland
Land, people, pastimes, history ? Gorman, Michael and Kevin Danaher. Ireland by the Irish. London, England : Galley Press, 1963. Ireland
Irish language, education, housing, disease, religion, military 1930s Augusteijn, Joost. Ireland in the 1930s : new perspectives. Dublin, Irleand : Four Courts Press, 1999. Ireland
Emigration/immigration, social life, population ? Kennedy, Robert E., Jr. The Irish : emigration, marriage, and fertility. Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 1973. Ireland
Traditions, pilgrimages, sports, literature 1890s-1960s Gmelch, Sharon. Irish life and traditions. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, c1986. Ireland, Donegal, Clare, Aran, Derry
Social life and customs 1600s MadLysaght, Edward. Irish life in the seventeenth century. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Academic Press, 1979. Ireland
Poor, peasantry ? Connell, K. H., Irish peasant society : four historical essays. Oxford, England : Clarendon Press, 1968. Ireland
Landed gentry, domestic affairs ? 'The Landed gentry. [Dublin, Ireland : Coordinating Committee for Educational Services, 1977]. Ireland
Social life and customs 1845-1846 Foster, Thomas Campbell. Letters on the condition of the people of Ireland. London, England : Chapman & Hal, 1846. Ireland
Social life and customs ? Cullen, L. M. Life in Ireland. London, England : Batsford, 1968. Ireland
Merchants, seamen, business, trade 1660-1830 Cullen, L. M. Merchants, ships and trade, 1660-1830. Dublin, Ireland : Gill & Macmillan, 1971. Ireland
Fish trade, social life and customs ? Donnelly, Daniel J. On Lough Neagh's shores : a study of the Lough Neagh fishing community. Galbally, Tyrone, Ireland : The Donnelly Family, 1986. Antrim
Social life and customs, manners until 1172 O'Curry, Eugene. On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish : a series of lectures vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1982. Ireland
Mill workers ? Messenger, Betty. Picking up the linen threads : life in Ulster's mills. Belfast, Ireland : Blackstaff Press, 1988. Ulster
Religious life 1780-1845 Connolly, S. J. Priests and people in pre-famine Ireland, 1780-1845. Dublin, Ireland : Gill & Macmillan, 1982. Ireland
Law and order, rebellion, farming, women 1600-1900 O'Flanagan, Patrick and Paul Ferguson and Kevin Whelan. Rural Ireland, 1600-1900 : modernisation and change. Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 1987. Rural Ireland
Funerals, death, heraldry ? Spilman, John, Sir. De Sepultura : treatise on funerals. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. Ireland
Military, religion, art, education, trade, business, customs, domestic life ? Joyce, P. W. A social history of ancient Ireland : treating of the government, military system, and law; religion, learning, and art; trades, industries, and commerce; manners, customs, and domestic life, of the ancient Irish people. New York, New York : Benjamin Blom, 1968. Ireland
History, church history ? Inglis, Brian. The story of Ireland. London, England : Faber and Faber, 1956. Ireland
Travelling people, daily life ? Gmelch, Sharon and Pat Langan and George Gmelch. Tinkers and travellers. Dublin, Ireland : The O'Brien Press, 1979. Ireland
Social life and customs ? Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Ulster folk ways : based on the collections of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Belfast, Ireland : Eason & Son, 1978. Ulster, Down
Country life, folklore, language, history ? Webb, David A. and James Meenan and British Association for the Advancement of Science. A view of Ireland : twelve essays on different aspects of Irish life and the Irish countryside. Dublin, Ireland : British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1957. Ireland
Country life, country house 1922-1973 Crooke, Emer. White elephants : the country house and the state in independent Ireland, 1922-73. Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, 2018. Rural Ireland
Traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, art 2000s Scanlan, Margaret. Culture and customs of Ireland. Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 2006. Ireland
Social life and customs, wit and humor, manners ? MacDonagh, Michael. Irish life and character. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Ireland
Social life and customs, travel ? Mathew, Frank and Francis S Walker. Ireland. Montreal : Cambridge Corp., 1905. Ireland
Culture and society 2000s Scotney, John. Ireland. London : Kuperard, 2016. Ireland
Family, community, ethnology 1900s Arensberg, Conrad M. and Solon Toothaker Kimball. Family and community in Ireland. Ennis, County Clare, Ireland : Clasp press, 2001. Ireland
Description, travel, social life and customs 1900s Sheehy, Terence. Ireland. [Dublin, Ireland]: John Hinde, 1986. Ireland
Folklore, architecture, artifacts, legends 400-1200 Time-Life Books. What life was like among Druids and high kings : Celtic Ireland, AD 400-1200. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 1998. Ireland
Manners, customs, social life 1800s-1910s Hall, S. C., Mrs. Tales of Irish life and character. London ; Edinburgh : T.N. Foulis, 1910. Ireland
Recreation, art, sport, music, dance, religion, customs 1800s-1900s Rooney, Brendan and National Gallery of Ireland. A time and a place : two centuries of Irish social life. [Dublin] : National Gallery of Ireland, 2006. Ireland
Houses, lifestyle, folklore ? Somerville-Large, Peter. Ireland's islands : their landscape, life and legends. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2001. Islands of Ireland
Pubs, folklore 1900s Kearns, Kevin Corrigan. Dublin pub life and lore : an oral history. Niwot, Colo. : Robert Rinehart Publishers ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distribued to the Trade by Publishers Group West, 1997. Dublin
Social life and customs, folklore ? Gregory, Lady and W. B. Yeats. Visions and beliefs in the West of Ireland. Gerrards Cross : Smythe, 1992. West Ireland
Economic conditions, social life and customs 1900s Breen, Richard and Christopher T Whelan, A F Heath, and British Academy. Ireland North and South : perpsectives from social science. Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1999. Ireland
Social life and customs, manners ? Gorham, Maurice. Ireland yesterday. London : Batsford, 1971. Ireland