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The Irish and Empire

Listed below are some general guides, bibliographies, works and websites which researchers may find useful. These listings are not intended to be comprehensive but to give some indication of the range and depth of material available on the Irish Diaspora at the British Library.

The Irish and Empire

If the Irish ran the world: Montserrat, 1630-1730, Donald Harman Akenson. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. (The Joanne Goodman lectures of the University of Western Ontario; 1997). YK.1998.b.3617

Ireland and empire: colonial legacies in Irish history and culture, Stephen Howe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. YC.2000.a.4873

An Irish empire?: aspects of Ireland and the British Empire, edited by Keith Jeffery. Manchester: Manchester University Press, c1996. (Studies in imperialism). YC.1996.b.3562

Irish Missionaries

In search of Irish saints: the Peregrinatio pro Christo, Róisín Ní Mheara. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1994. YK.1996.a.5665

Into all the world: a history of 150 years of the overseas work of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, edited by Jack Thompson. Overseas Board of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 1990. YC.1993.a.1891

The Irish Augustinians in Rome, 1656-1994 and Irish Augustinian missions throughout the world, edited by F. X. Martin and Clare O'Reilly. Ballyboden, Dublin: Augustinian House of Studies, 1994. YC.1995.b.6470

The Irish missionary movement, Edmund M. Hogan. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1990. YC.1991.a.1218

Mission in Burma: the Columban Fathers' forty-three years in Kachin country, by Edward Fischer. New York: Seabury Press, 1980. YA.1986.b.3091

The Missionary Herald of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. New series. 1 Oct. 1904-Dec. 1946. Belfast, 1904-46. P.P.948.b.

The missionary work of the Irish Franciscans, Patrick Conlan. Dublin: Veritas, 1996. YC.1999.a.5259

The Missions: Africa and the Orient. Dublin: Gill & Son, 1967. (History of Irish Catholicism; vol.6 fasc. 8). X.0100/237.(6.)

Over mountains mountains: the Irish St. John of God Brothers in Korea, John McKenna. Dun Laoghaire: Glendale, 1985. YC.1988.a.447

The saints of Ireland: a chronological account of the lives and works of Ireland's saints and missionaries at home and abroad, by Mary Ryan D'Arcy, foreword by Tomás Ó Fiaich. Dublin: Mercier, 1985. X.200/48164

They brought the good news: modern Irish missionaries, Marian Keaney. Dublin: Veritas, 1980. X.200/36985