Fenian invasion images. Adapted from The Fenian Volunteer [Fenian Brotherhood poster]; Border Volunteers stand over a Fenian slain during the Battle of Eccles Hill, 1870 [Missisquoi Historical Society/Musée Missisquoi Museum / The Canadian Encyclopedia]; Denis and Patrick Doody with unknown group; William Mackey Lomasney.
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With more than 9,000 articles on subjects ranging from politics, law, engineering, and religion to literature, painting, medicine, and sport, this encyclopedia is a key resource for Irish studies. The entries, written by established academics, contain bibliographies to guide students in further research. The 9-volume set is so detailed that you get thorough articles on a wide range of people, from internationally-famous figures such as the poet W.B. Yeats to lesser-known persons such as Denis Kilbride, a 19th Century agrarian campaigner and MP.
Both online and in print, and containing more than 1,500 articles, this 5-volume set is the major encyclopedia for Celtic studies.
To narrow your search, select Advanced Search on the right. Then add keywords to the All These Words box. Put synonyms or word variations--e.g. Fenian Fenians--in the Any of These Words box. You can also narrow by year--but not to a specific month or day. Here's an example:
O’Connor, John, and John Young Lisgar. Letters of John O’Connor, M.P. on Fenianism: Addressed to His Excellency the Right Honourable John Young, Bart., P. C., G.C.B., G.C.MG., Governor-General of Canada. Toronto: Hunter, Rose, 1870.
Salyer, Lucy E. Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.