Fall 2021 Term: Three Irish Studies Library Sessions

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The work of our scholars—students, faculty, and visitors—is grounded in our Hesburgh Libraries' rich and extensive Irish Studies collections.

This fall term, Irish Studies Librarian Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements, will offer three sessions in the Hesburgh Library focused on Irish Studies resources.

The sessions are separate and independent of one another. Participants can attend one, two, or all three sessions. Each session has its own registration link.

Registrants can be advanced undergraduate students (particularly those engaged in a capstone or thesis) graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, current faculty.

The first two sessions will be followed by a complimentary lunch, where registrants can become better acquainted with each other as well as find out more about the collection.

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Session 1: Using Newspapers, Periodicals, and Pamphlets for Irish Studies Research
Friday, Sept. 3, 11 am- 12 noon, followed by a complimentary lunch
 246 Hesburgh Library (2nd Floor, north-east)


Introduction to the primary digitized collections for Ireland, including the Irish Newspaper Archive and many more resources.

Introduction to sources of periodicals, pamphlets, reports and other primary sources that may be discovered and searched online.

Special Collections, e.g. eighteenth-century newspapers, An Claidheamh Soluis, Irish-American periodicals.

In this session we will also refer to important tools for research in Irish studies.


REGISTER for Session 1



Session 2: Sources for Research on Northern Ireland 
Friday, 10 September, 11 am – Noon, followed by a complimentary lunch
246 Hesburgh Library (2nd Floor, north-east)



Filmed documentaries and news footage: What is the Peter Heathwood Collection and how can we use it for research and teaching?Getting the best use from CAIN, Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland

Linen Hall collection—using the microfiche

Northern Ireland pamphlets, posters and Wells collection in Hesburgh Libraries

Northern Ireland Fiction Collection

Other Northern Ireland collections online




REGISTER for Session 2




Session 3: New Arrivals in Rare Books and Special Collections
Friday, 17 September, 2-3:00 pm
Irish Studies Rare Books/ Special Collections “Open house”

Hesburgh Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Room 102

Visitors may drop in and view a selection of recent additions to the collections, including the following:

  • First printed book by an Irish person 
  • Broadside on 1918 election
  • Petition on Ulysses
  • Seamus Heaney editions
  • Fáinne an Lae
  • Ulysses print
  • Tuireamh na hÉireann manuscript
  • Sinn Féin broadsides

REGISTER for Session 3


For more information about any session, please contact Aedin Clements,
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-0497
E-mail: aclemen1@nd.edu



Originally published by Mary Hendriksen at irishstudies.nd.edu on August 20, 2021. Republished at medieval.nd.edu on August 30, 2021.