Irish & Celtic Resources on the Internet

edited by Dennis Doyle
If you have some suggestions or comments about this list of resources, please contact me at: ddoyle@glendale.cc.ca.us
See my page at: http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/doyle.a.html .

This list is available from http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/irish.html. .
The items on this list are, like all things on the net, likely to change without notice.
Go raibh míle maith agat to the many people who have sent me suggestions and corrections.

World Wide Web Sites

Available for those with Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer, Mosaic, Lynx, MacWeb, WinWeb, America OnLine or any other web browser.

If you have trouble reaching these sites, try connecting to them through a higher directory, i.e., leave off the back end of the address up to the slash mark. Also, watch out for simple misspellings which may crop up as you type long addresses.

General Information

Master Irish Home Page http://pwaldron.bess.tcd.ie/ireland.htm.

Virtual Tourist Guide to Ireland. This has links to: Irish Universities, Irish Genealogy, The Irish Language, Irish Literature and Theater on the Web, Irish Music on the Web, Irish Economics, Politics and Current Affairs, Other Tourist Guides to Ireland, Dublin, Ireland's Capital City.

HEAnet's Irish National Information Server http://www.heanet.ie/

Based in Ireland, relevant, high-quality information of interest to the academic community in Ireland and beyond. Links go leor.

Doras Index http://doras.tinet.ie/Doras.nsf/Index

A comprehensive guide Irish Internet sites with excellent reviews.

IrishNet http://www.ceolas.org/IrishNet/

A comprehensive guide to Irish Resources in the USA.

Irish American Net http://www.irishamericanet.com/

Another much more comprehensive guide to Irish Resources in the USA. It's very complete with references in most states.

IrishAbroad http://www.IrishAbroad.com

A wonderful resource for news, events in Ireland and the USA and much more. Well worth a look.

Irish Recipes 'n' Stuff http://www.ibmpcug.co.uk/~owls/irishlst.htm

A pretty good collection.

Canadian Association for Irish Studies http://www.usask.ca/english/cais/index.html

Contains a newsletter and points to their journal.

island Ireland http://islandireland.com

A wonderful comprehensive collection of links about Ireland, well organized, elegantly conceived and executed.

Irish Library Gophers: gopher://libgopher.cis.yale.edu:70/11/Europe/Ireland

Use a WWW browser to read the FAQ files for the various login and passwords, then use Telnet to access.

The Scottish Web: Tartan Pages http://www.scotweb.co.uk/tp/

A very comprehensive page featuring links to just about everything you'd like to know about Scotland.

Isle of Man Home Pages http://www.isle-of-man.com/index.htm/

North American Manx Association http://www.isle-of-man.com/interests/genealogy/nama/

Manx Language Documents http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~kelly/

Media

The Irish Times, Dublin http://www.irish-times.ie/

Major daily newspaper with links to other Irish Resources

RTE Online Home Page http://www.rte.ie/av.html

Ireland's national radio/television network information and downloadable sound files of broadcasts in English and Gaelic, news summaries. A quick summary of news in Ireland is also available through RTE Aertel, a "teletext" service at http://www.rte.ie/aertel/index.html.

Irish Language News on the Radio

http://www.rte.ie/audio/rams/nuacht.ram

Irish Voice Online http://www.irishvoice.com/

Up to date news about Ireland and Irish-related events in the USA. New York based.

Irish News: Southern California http://www.irishnews.org

Articles from a Los Angeles based Irish American newspaper. Includes national calendar of events and international news.

An Scathan http://www.underbridge.com/scathan/

Internet Edition of a popular Irish American periodical out of Pennsylvania. Wonderful effort with great design...many sections are still under construction.

An Doras: An American Journal of Gaelic Culture http://hep.uchicago.edu/~oser/bdoras.html

Well written dual-language paper in English and Irish-Gaelic. Has a great list of links to other things Gaelic. Wonderful effort.

The Irish X-Press: http://www.adnet.ie/Adnet/xpress.htm

WWW pages produced by the locked out Irish Press journalists. A bit dated now (October '95 was when it was written), but actually pretty cool!

Irish Newspapers from the Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/cgi-bin/reading/news.out.pl?co=Ireland

Dublin Daily Events http://www.dublinevents.com

Irish Literature

Read Ireland http://www.readireland.ie

A wonderful bookstore based in Dublin. The site features articles about Irish authors, subjects, reviews and many links.

Kennys Books and Art, Galway http://www.iol.ie/resource/kennys/

One of the best bookshops in Ireland

Irish Literature on the Web http://www.local.ie/culture/literature/

The ultimate Irish literature site with history, information about authors and links to further information, by Local Ireland.

Music & Dance

Ceolas Celtic Music Archive http://www.ceolas.org/ceolas.html

Artists Information, Tour Schedules, Discographies, links to major artist home pages, Celtic music publications, etc. also some Music Archives. Celtic musicians wishing to have their schedules published in the monthly Ceolas calendar should e-mail the information to: schedule@aisling.stanford.edu

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

An organization of traditional Irish musicians. A page based in America:

http://www.intac.com/~margie/CCE/

The official CCE page in Ireland

http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/cce.htm

Irish World Music Centre http://www.ul.ie/~iwmc

At the University of Limerick.

The Harp Page http://www.tns.lcs.mit.edu/harp

Folk and orchestra harp resources.

Trad@Harp http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/harp.htm

Wonderful traditional Irish harp resource.

Clannad WWW Homepage http://www.empire.net/~whatmoug/clanhome.htm

The Bodhran Players Home Page http://www.ceolas.org/instruments/bodhran/

A complete guide to the dreaded instrument.

Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
http://www.contemplator.com/carolan.html

http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/carolan.html

Links to pages about my favorite Irish composer including biography, tunes, samples, discographies, etc..

Celtic Regional Arts Institute of California http://www.craicnet.org/

A group committed to education and enhancement of the broad spectrum of Celtic Arts in Southern California. Great calendar of Southern California events. Contact them to find out where the good L.A. sessions are.

Lark in the Morning http://www.mhs.mendocino.k12.ca.us/

Hard to find musical instruments with Interviews with musicians, articles about traditional music.

Irish Feis List http://home.us.net/~dconner/broesler.html

From the Broesler School of Irish Dance. Includes links to information about Irish dance competition in North America.

Riverdance Official Website http://www.riverdance.com

From the incredible show of Irish dance and music...

Language

Interactive Irish Gaelic Course on the Internet http://www.maths.tcd.ie/gaeilge/gaelic.html

Short course from Trinity College. Includes a wonderful section on curses, blessings and terms of endearment.

Irish Gaelic Course http://www.phil.uni-sb.de/~brandy/gaelic/ Kurs/index.html

Course with dictionary. (There have been some problems with the method, but there are links to other Gaelic sites here.)

Gaelic/Irish Language Home Page http://sunsite.unc.edu/gaelic/gaelic.html

Other Gaelic/Irish Language Information http://www.bess.tcd.ie/gaeilge.html

from Trinity College, Dublin
or

http://nexus.brocku.ca/rogawa/gaelic/

by Ronald Ogawa. Contains extra practice lessons by Nancy Stenson for Learning Irish by O/ Siadhail.
or

http://www.ceantar.org

Irish-Gaelic Word of the Day Site Focal an Lae http://www.lincolnu.edu/~focal/

Short lessons which help you build vocabulary. This is the archive related to an e-mail list which has since closed down.

Irish Gaelic Songs http://www.webcom.com/liam/gaelsong/list.html

Irish Language songs with lyrics and rough melody.

Everson Gunn Teoranta http://www.indigo.ie/egt/egt-homepage-en.html

Irish Language software, fonts, games for Macintosh and Windows.

Welcome to Sabhal Mor Ostaig http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

Scottish Gaelic Information from Scotland's Gaelic-medium college on the island of Skye. Includes Gaelic-English online dictionary, newsletter and world-wide courses available. A real treasure.

Irish-Gaelic Summer Courses in Ireland (Cu/rsanna Samhraidh do Dhaoine Fa/sta ag:) http://www.oideas-gael.com

Notes for an Introductory Irish Class http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/gaelic.html

Contains notes from the hand-out for Dennis Doyle's workshop on Introductory Irish with simple expressions and pronunciations.

Welsh Language Newsgroup Informationhttp://www.cymraeg.org/menter-newydd/datgan-0056.html

Art

Doras Art Index http://doras.tinet.ie/Doras.nsf/SelectSubcategory?OpenForm&Category=Arts

Irish art collections, galleries, and arts centres.

Highlander Graphics Software http://www.wco.com/~highland/

Source for Celtic clip art and fonts. Free samples available. Nicely designed page with links.

Aisling Gallery, Hingham, MA http://www.aisling-gallery.com

A wonderful gallery of Irish Art in the USA.

Ultimate Celtic Clip Art http://members.aol.com/Cyrion7/celtic/index.htm

Excellent quality, quantity and variety of art free for nonprofit use and licensing available for commercial site use. Also has very comprehensive set of links to other sources of Celtic art and fonts.

History

Irish History on the Web site http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~jdana/irehist.html

A wonderful site with great links to Irish historical resources.

A Timeline of Irish History http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/history/

An excellent timeline of Irish history, includes some interesting historical links.

Wild Geese Heritage Museum and Library http://indigo.ie/~wildgees

A small institution doing research on the concept of the "Wild Geese".

Celtic Home Page http://sunsite.unc.edu/gaelic/general.html

The Great Irish Famine http://www.wisc.edu/history/famine/

by the Thomas Archdeacon

Dalriada Celtic Heritage Society gopher://gopher.almac.co.uk or gopher://leapfrog.almac.co.uk:70/11/scotland/dalriada

MacDathos Pig http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/MacDatho

Ancient Irish Saga with hypertext vocabulary help, text in old Irish and English and interesting related links

English translation of the Tain Bo Cualgne (Cattle-Raid of Cooley), http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/Cooley/

Brehon Aid http://www.brehon.org

An excellent site on ancient Brehon law and much more.

Spirituality

Notes on Celtic Christian Spirituality http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/christ.html

Contains notes from the hand-out for Dennis Doyle's workshop on Celtic Spirituality. Has a bibliography, timeline, summaries of concepts and suggestions in music and art for adapting Christian liturgy to Celtic themes.

Orthodox Celtic Spirituality http://www.ncf.carleton.ca:80/~ai598/-

Excellent site with plenty of content on the lives of the saints, liturgy, and much more. It also contains a good bibliography with reviews and other links to Celtic Christianity.

The Confessions of St.Patrick http://ccel.wheaton.edu/patrick/confession/confession.html

St.Patrick's own words translated from the original Latin.

About St.Patrick http://www.irishnews.com/k_archive/150399/nview1.html

From an Irish News article.

The Carmina Gaedelica Online http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/corpus/Carmina/

Ancient Celtic Prayers collected by Alexander Carmichael

The Book of Kells http://www.tcd.ie/Library/kells.htm

The Stowe Celtic Liturgy http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3374/stowe.html

--an actual Celtic Liturgy from the 6th-8th centuries, complete, with complete rubrics.

Druid Links http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Island/4114/linksdru.htm

Genealogy

North of Ireland Family History Society http://www.nifhs.org

With links to other genealogical resources

Irish Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~irish/index.html

Extensive list of resources compiled by this non-profit organization.

Scottish Clans and Families http://www.almac.co.uk/es/webclans/index.html

Comprehensive list and information about tartans and such.

Genealogy FAQ http://www.genhomepage.com

Frequently asked questions about genealogy, with excellent links.

Favorites

Trinity College, Dublin http://www.tcd.ie

Home of the Trinity Library with the Book of Kells and the Brian Boru Harp.

Animal Welfare Resource Site of Ireland http://www.irishanimals.com

Links to many Irish animal sites.




It was last updated on March 10, 2006.
Peace in Ireland!

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