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Modern Irish: Books & eBooks

Modern Irish Books at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. Relevant classification numbers for Modern irish include:

491 Irish language  

891 Irish literature

941.5 Irish History

‚ÄčUse the Library Catalogue to locate books. 

You can also browse Irish language books or browse Irish literature books.

How to Find a Print Book

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note:
Location: what floor it is on

Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine

Status: is it available or currently on loan?


Some e-books are available on the Library Catalogue. See:


It is also possible to do a keyword search e-book databases. E-book databases relevant for Modern Irish include:

EEBO is a research collection containing digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. This time period covers from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. 

Irish material can be search using 'Advanced Search' on EEBO.

Below shows an advanced search limiting items to Language: Gaelic Irish. This gives 22 results covering material from a [Fragment of heavily stained Gaelic text consisting of eighteen lines per page; unknown date] to William Bedell's An Biobla Naomhtha, 1690.

Another advanced search can be run limiting items to Language: Gaelic Irish AND Country of Origin: Ireland. This gives 4 results.

Reference Books


New Items

Would you like to be alerted by email to new books received in the Library in your subject area? Just log into your Library Account on the Library Catalogue and save your search. See the instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts here.      

Recommend a Book for the Library

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase. To do this, please log in to your Library Account.