The following is (an incomplete) list of general texts on 20th century Ireland, available in the Boole Library:
Dermot Keogh: Twentieth Century Ireland: Nation and State (Dublin, 1994)
Dermot Keogh: Twentieth Century Ireland: Revolution and State-Building (Dublin, 2005)
Both of these books are excellent general histories of the Irish state, albeit after 1922. Highly recommended as introductory reading
JJ Lee: Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society (Cambridge, 1989)
A Jackson: Ireland 1978-1998: Politics and War (Oxford, 1999)
D Ferriter: The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (London, 2004)
B Girvin: From Union to Union (Dublin, 2002)
All these are more analytical works for those of you who have a good background in Irish history. All have extensive bibliographies and are highly recommended as good sources for further reading, essays, etc.
KT Hoppen: Ireland Since 1800 (London, 1989 and 1999)
Simply the best text, both generally and for the most comprehensive bibliography on Irish history. Great short introductory chapters. Style is a little hard to get used to at first, but rewarding for those who stick with it.
All these books should be available in the Library, on Q+3, in or around the number 941.5082 (Check Library Catalogue for full details:
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A Limited number of these books are available for CONSULTATION ONLY (NO BORROWING) in Special Collections, Q-1 in the Library. For more information, see the following website: