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St. Patricks Day & Ireland Subject Guide

Erin Go Bragh! Learn more about this fascinating country and its culture.

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Recommended Websites

The World Factbook: Ireland

“Quick facts about Ireland's geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more.”

The National Archives of Ireland

“Search for records relating to the business of Ireland government departments and agencies.”

National Library of Ireland

“This site includes information about catalogs, collections, and services, as well as links to the National Photographic Archives, Family History, and Heraldry in Ireland.”

Ireland's Eye

Articles on this site cover the "culture, tradition, and history of Ireland."

Celtic Culture

This IPL pathfinder covers the broad area of Celtic culture. Print and Internet resources are listed.

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17)  

Facts and statistics related to St. Patrick's Day, including topics such as population distribution of Americans with Irish ancestry, immigration, places in the U.S. called Dublin and Shamrock, trade with Ireland, beer consumption, and trade with Ireland.

The History of St. Patrick's Day  

History and related information about this holiday celebrated on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Includes information about items associated with the holiday, such as parades, the shamrock, leprechauns, and corned beef. Also includes links to information about Irish travel destinations and literary Ireland.

Print Resources


Medieval Ireland : an encyclopedia / Seán Duffy, editor ; associate editors, Ailbhe MacShamhráin, James Moynes New York, NY : Routledge, c2005. Call # R 941.503 ME

Non Fiction

All Ireland Secaucus, NJ : Chartwell Books, c1998. Call # 941.508 AL

Cahill, Thomas How the Irish saved civilization : the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe New York, NY : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, c1995. Call # L 941.501 CA

Grenham, John Clans and families of Ireland : the heritage and heraldry of Irish clans and families Secaucus, NJ : Wellfleet Press, c1993. Call # 929.72 GR  

Irish traditions / edited by Kathleen Jo Ryan & Bernard Share ; photographs by Kathleen Jo Ryan ; with essays by Cyril Cusack ... [et al.] New York, NY : Abradale Press, [c1990]. Call # 941.5 IR

Quinn, Dermot The Irish in New Jersey : four centuries of American life New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2004. Call # 974.9 QU

Radford, Dwight A. and Betit, Kyle J. A genealogist's guide to discovering your Irish ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage Cincinnati, OH : Betterway Books, c2001. Call # 929.1 TA

Satran, Pamela Redmond and Rosenkrantz, Linda Cool Irish names for babies New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009. Call # 929.44 SA


Greeley, Andrew M. Irish love : a Nuala Anne McGrail novel New York, NY : Forge, c2001. Call # F GRE

Harper, Karen The Irish princess New York, NY : New American Library, c2011. Call # F HAR

Joyce, James Finnegans wake New York, NY : Penguin Books, c1999. Call # F JOY

Joyce, James A portrait of the artist as a young man New York, NY : Penguin, c2003, c1992. Call # F JOY

Joyce, James Ulysses New York, NY : Vintage Books, c1986. Call # F JOY
Meier, Leslie St. Patrick's Day murder : a Lucy Stone mystery New York, NY : Kensington, c2008. Call # F MEI
Moning, Karen Marie Faefever New York, NY : Delacorte Press, c2008. Call # F MON

Taylor, Patrick An Irish country wedding New York, NY : Forge, c2012. Call # F TAY

Tremayne, Peter Behold a pale horse : a mystery of ancient Ireland New York, NY : Minotaur Books, c2012. Call # F TRE

Tremayne, Peter Chalice of blood : a mystery of ancient Ireland New York, NY : Minotaur Books, c2011. Call # F TRE

Educational Videos

In search of ancient Ireland [videorecording] / produced and directed by Leo Eaton ; producers, Niamh Barrett, Lesley McKimm; a co-production of Thirteen / WNET New York, NY Café Productions, and Little Bird [United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, CA : Distribed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005. Call # DVD 941.503 IN

Irish stories & glories [videorecording] / produced by Sandy Mortimer Shelbyville, KY : Distributed by Trailwood Films, [c2005]. Call # DVD 941.5 IRI

The perfect corpse [videorecording] / a BBC / WGBH Boston / ProSieben co-production in association with France 3 ; produced and directed by John Hayes Fisher Boston, MA : WGBH Boston Video, c2006. Call # DVD 614.17 PER

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