Archive for December 1st, 2009

Irish History Online update

1 December 2009

By Juliana Adelman

As many of you already know, Irish History Online is a database of secondary literature which was available for free and which has been run jointly with the Royal Historical Society’s database on British history.  The RHS has moved to make their database a subscription service.  However, through the efforts of some individual Irish historians and with the support of the RIA, Irish History Online will remain free.  There will be changes to how it is updated and maintained and the project is currently being run by a board of volunteers and without funding.  Below I’ve pasted in the circular which this new board has sent to most of the lists, in case you have not yet seen it.

Irish History Online: update on future plans. November 2009

Since the online version first went live in 2004, Irish History Online
( has proved to be a highly useful and reliable
bibliographic reference resource for researchers and students in the
field of Irish history. The database currently contains almost 70,000
records. The good news is that despite serious funding setbacks in 2009
Irish History Online will continue to be available online as a free
resource into the future.
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