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Politics

Irish Political Science Links: "This page promotes links to relevant Irish politics, labour research, and other political science internet resources...."

Political Parties/Nationalist Organizations

Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party: "Fianna Fail - meaning 'Soldiers of Destiny', is Ireland's largest political party and has led the country for over 50 of the last 72."

Irish Labour Party: "The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel by James Connolly, James Larkin and William O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress. It is the oldest political party in Ireland and the only one which pre-dates independence."

Sinn Fein: Sein Fein, while perhaps better known internationally for its role in Northern Ireland, is also active in the Republic of Ireland. (Same link as above.)

Socialist Workers Party of Ireland: "The SWP stands for socialism from below--workers' power."

Nationalism

Irish Nationalism in California: An interesting undergraduate thesis focusing on Irish Nationalists in the Bay Area. Requires Acrobat or Word 5.1 for Macintosh. 36 pages. The author, Brian Foley, now works in the Science and Mathmatics program at Berkeley.

Tourism/Heritage

Ireland Travel, Bord Failte Ireland, Irish Tourist Board: The government agency in charge of Ireland's tourist industry.

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF IRELAND THE HOME PAGE - BY TIP: A virtual tour of Ireland, including basic information about the country, suggestions for destinations, listings of things to do, etc.

An Interactive Travel Guide to the best of Ireland: An interactive travel guide to Ireland offering information about major cities, sites, etc.

GoIreland - Ireland's National Tourism Database: A tourism service designed to help one plan a trip to Ireland. You can search by destination or interest.

History

H-Albion HOME PAGE: Welcome to H-Albion, a member of the H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-Line initiative. H-Albion encourages scholarly discussion of British and Irish history and makes available diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids. H-Albion's on-line editors and editorial board serve a broad intellectual community.

IRELAND FACTS AND HISTORY: A very concise history of Ireland.

An Gorta M—r: The Great Irish Famine: A site designed to accompany Professor Thomas Archdeacon's (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) course on the Irish Famine. Site includes a vast collection of information including maps, history, dates, links, a bibliography and more.

Views of the Famine: A collection of contemporary views on the Irish Famine ranging from the British magazine Punch to the Cork Examiner. Given the historiographic debate surrounding the Famine, this is a very useful site.

The Irish Famine, 1845-50: Another impressive collection of materials relating to the Irish famine.

Irish History on the Web: A collection of materials dealing with Ireland (and Northern Ireland's) histories. Includes lists of suggested readings, genealogy resources, timelines, primary source materials and more.

Irish Diaspora Studies: An interdisciplinary site dedicated to the study of the Irish diaspora. The site is produced by Patrick O'Sullivan.

Center for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland: "The purpose of the Society is to promote research into Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Its membership is open to scholars both from Ireland and other countries. It welcomes members from a wide range of disciplines: literature, history, economics, geography, sociology, theology, women's studies etc. It thus seeks to foster an inter-disciplinary approach to Ninteenth-Century Irish studies."

Irish Views of the Famine: A collection of primary sources offering a window into the Irish experience during the Famine.

Culture

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts (home page): "The CELT project aims to produce an online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts. It will provide material for the greatest possible range of readers, researchers, academic scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The texts can be searched, read on-screen, downloaded for later use, or printed out."

The National Archives of Ireland Homepage: The National Archives was established on 1 June 1988. It is an amalgamation of the Public Record Office of Ireland (founded in 1867) and the State Paper Office (founded in 1702). The website lists all information relevant to planning a trip to the archives, including information about what materials are contained in the collection, hours, search tips, etc.

Garda Síochána Museum/Archives: "The Garda Síochána Museum is the museum of the Republic of Ireland's national police force. It is located in Dublin Castle. The archivist is Inspector John Duffy, Dip Arc Sc. The museum contains a vast amount of both archival and artefactual material, relating not only to the Garda Síochána, but also to the Irish Constabulary, The Royal Irish Constabulary, The Dublin Police, and The Dublin Metropolitian Police.

Swift Guide to Ireland - your guide to Irish sites and business on the Internet: Irish search engine. (The interface is surprisingly similar to Yahoo!.)

American Conference for Irish Studies: The American Conference for Irish Studies is a multidisciplinary scholarly organization with approximately 1500 members in the United States, Ireland, Canada, and other countries around the world.

Center for Irish Studies: The Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas advances teaching and scholarship in Irish Studies for Students, faculty, and friends of the university through publications, instruction and public programs; enriches the international dimensions of education at St. Thomas; and affirms the many historic and contemporary bonds between the university, Ireland, and the Irish-American community.

Brehon Law Project: This resource seeks to increase awareness of medieval Irish law which the site producers claim "is the oldest, most original, and most extensive of mediaeval European legal systems." The site contains a wealth of information including a history of Irish law and some primary source materials.

Learning Irish (by The Irish People): This is a 128 lesson course designed to teach the Irish language. It is published by The Irish People, a nationalist newspaper published in the United States.

Irish Knowledge: A massive listing of web site reviews and links related to a wide range of Irish topics. Each site is rated on a five point scale that is clearly outlined on the site.

News organizations

The Irish Times Home Page: A complete online version of one of Dublin's major newspapers. There is also a section on Northern Ireland.

The Irish Post: An internet version of a newspaper aimed at Irish people living in Britain.

The Irish News Home Page: A complete online version of "Ireland's fastest growing newspaper." Contains sections on both the Republic and the North.


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