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Bibliography Irish Military History

Bibliography Irish Military History

For the information of researchers, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG commissioned publications to facilitate research, see About Us Section – Publications.
An appropriate point of departure for researchers is the bibliography of A Military History of Ireland (1996) edited by Thomas Bartlett and Keith Jeffery. This publication features over 600 relevant books, articles and essays.
In addition to books, a considerable amount of information on Irish military history and heritage appears in specialist journals. Examples of such journals include the Military History Society of Ireland’s The Irish Sword, published twice a year and History Ireland published every two months.
The Trust invites authors and publishers of books and journals associated with military heritage and military history involving the Irish Soldier, to provide information of such publications and journals for posting in the web site’s bibliography.

Directory of Publications
Listed in the Drop Down Menu associated with Bibliography is the Directory of Publications. Publications, supporting the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s vision and objectives, can be viewed according to the category, e.g. “Medieval Ireland”.

The Trust invites authors and publishers of books and journals associated with military heritage and military history involving the Irish Soldier, to provide information of such publications and journals for posting in the web site’s bibliography.

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General Works

Bartlett, Thomas and Keith Jeffery. A Military History of Ireland. Cambridge University Press 1997.

Bell, J. 1997. The secret army: The IRA . Dublin: Transaction Publishers.

Blackstock, Alan. An Ascendancy Army: The Irish Yeomanry, 1796-1834. Dublin 1998: Four Courts Press.

Clements, Bill. 2003. Defending the North: The Fortifications of Ulster 1796-1956. Newtownards: Published by Colourpoint Books 2003.

Comerford, V. The Fenians, in context:Irish politics and society, 1848-82 . (Dublin 1998).

Pat Coogan, Tim. The IRA. London, 2000: Palgrave Macmillan.

Costello, Con. 1996. A most delightful station: the British Army on the Curragh of Kildare, Ireland, 1855-1922. (Cork, 1996).

A Darcy, F. Remembering the War Dead: British Commonwealth and International War Graves in Ireland since 1914 . Dublin 2007.

Dawe, G. Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry 1914-1945 . Belfast 2008.

Doherty, R. The sons of Ulster:Ulstermen at war from the Somme to Korea . Belfast,1992.

Doherty, R. The North Irish Horse: a hundred years of service . Staplehurst, 2002.

Doherty, R and D Truesdale. Irish winners of the Victoria Cross. Dublin, 2000.

Dooley, Terence. The greatest of the Fenians;John Devoy and Ireland . Dublin, 2002.

Duffy (ed.), Sean. An atlas of Irish History . Dublin, 1997.

Dungan, M. Distant Drums: Irishmen in Foreign Armies. Belfast, 1993.

English, Richard. Armed struggle: a history of the IRA . London, 2003.

Grenham, John. Tracing your Irish Ancestors. Dublin 1999.

Harris, R. The Irish regiments, a pictorial history, 1683-1987 . Staplehurst, 1999.

Hayes-McCoy, G. Irish battles – A Military History of Ireland . Belfast, 1989.

Heath, Ian and David Sque. The Irish wars, 1485-1603 . London, 1993.

Helferty, Seamus and Raymond Refaussé. Directory of Irish archives. Belfast 1989.

Herilhy, Jim. The Royal Irish Constabulary – A short history and genealogical guide. Dublin, 1997.

Herlihy, Jim. The Dublin Metropolitan Police, 4th Edition. Dublin 2003.

Herlihy, Jim. The Royal Irish Constabulary – A complete list of officers and men, 1816-1922. Dublin, 1999.

Jourdain, H and Edward Fraser. The Connaught Rangers. Cork 1999.

Kelleher, G. Gunpowder to guided missiles-Ireland's war Industries. Cork, 1993.

Kerrigan, P. Castles and fortifications in Ireland, 1485-1945. Cork 1995.

Litton, Helen. Irish rebellions 1798-1916, An illustrated history . Dublin 1998.

McCance, R. History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Cork 1995.

McConville, Sean. Irish political prisoners, 1848-1922. London, 2003.

McGarry, Fearghal. Republicanism in modern Ireland. Dublin, 2003.

Murphy, David. The Irish Brigades 1685-2006: A Gazetteer of Irish military service, past and present. Dublin 2007.

O Halpin, Eunan. Defending Ireland, The Irish State and its enemies since 1922 . Oxford, 1999.

Potter, John. A testimony to courage: the history of the Ulster Defence regiment. Barnsley 2000.

Reeves-Smyth, Terence. Irish Castles . Belfast 1995.

Townshend, Charles. Political violence in Ireland: Government and resistance since 1848. Oxford 1983.


Medieval Ireland

Barry, T B. The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland . London 1999.

Duffy, Seán. Ireland in the Middle Ages. Dublin, 1997.

Duffy, Seán. Robert the Bruce's Irish Wars: the invasions of Ireland 1306-1329. Gloucestershire 2002.

Kenyon, J.R and K O Connor. The medieval castle in Ireland and Wales. Dublin 2003.

McNeill, Tom. Castles in Ireland; feudal power in a Gaelic World . London 1997.

Simms, K. From Kings to Warlords . Suffolk 2000.

Smith, Brendan. Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland . Cambridge, 1999.

Sweetman, David. The Medieval Castles of Ireland. Cork 1999.



Brady, Ciaran. A viceroy's vindication? Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-78 . Cork 2001.

Henry, G. Irish military communities in Spanish Flanders, 1586-1621. Dublin 1992.

Morgan, H. Tyrone's rebellion: the outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland. London 1993.


The 1600s – 1700s

Donerty, R. The Williamite war in Ireland, 1688-1691. Dublin 1998.

Flanagan, Lauarence. Irish wrecks of the Spanish Armada . Dublin 1995.

French, Noel. The battle of the Boyne . Trim 2000.

Kelly, W. The Sieges of Derry. Dublin, 2001.

Lenihan, Padraig. Confederate Catholics at War. Dublin 2001.

Litton, Helen. Cromwell, An illustrated History. Dublin 2000.

MacCuarta, Brian. Ulster 1641: Aspects of the Rising. Belfast 1993.

Maguire, W. Kings in Conflict: the Revolutionary War in Ireland and its aftermath, 1689-1750. Belfast 1990.

McCavitt, John. The Flight of the Earls. Dublin 2002.

McGurk, John. The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland . Manchester 1997.

Ó Cíardha, Éamonn. Ireland and the Jacobite Cause, 1685-1766: a fatal attachment . Dublin 2002.

Ohlmeyer, Jane. Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart Kingdoms: the Career of Randal McDonnell, 1609-1683. Dublin 2001.

Ohlmeyer, Jane. Ireland from independence to occupation 1641-1660. Cambridge 1995.

Ohlmeyer, Jane. The civil wars: a military history of England, Scotland and Ireland 1638-1660. Oxford 2002.

O’Siochru, Micheál. Confederate Ireland 1642-1649. Dublin 1999.

O’Siochru, Micheál. Kingdoms in Crisis, Ireland in the 1640s. Dublin 2001.

O’Snodaigh, Padraig. The Irish volunteers; a list of the units 1715-1793. Dublin 1995.

Reilly, Tom. Cromwell: an honourable enemy. Kerry 1999.

Silke, John. Kinsale: the Spanish intervention in Ireland at the end of the Elizabethan wars. Dublin 2000.

Stradling, R.A. Stradling, R.A., The Spanish monarchy and Irish mercenaries, 1618-68. Dublin 1993.

Wauchope, Piers. Patrick Sarsfield and the Williamite War. Dublin 1992.

Wheeler, James-Scott. Cromwell in Ireland. Dublin 1999.

Wheeler, James-Scott. The Irish and British Wars 1637-1654: triumph, tragedy and failure. London 2002.

Wiggins, Ken. Anatomy of a siege: King John’s Castle, Limerick, 1642. Bray 2000.

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