Links & Resources

A selection of useful resources, data and information for researching Early Medieval Ireland and Early Irish Christianity (material remains, literary culture and influence) at home and abroad:


Archaeological Survey of Ireland Database (NMS)

British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography

British Museum – Online Collections Database

Canmore (RCHAMS) Scottish Buildings & Archaeology

Early Christian Sites in Ireland Database (Database of Irish Archaeological Excavation Reports)

Gothic Past (Medieval Irish architecture and sculpture) – TRIARC/TCD

Heritage Council of Ireland (Archaeology)

Historic Graves/Graveyard Survey

Irish Archaeological Legislation (ROI)

Irish Radiocarbon & Dendrochronological Dates

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: Buildings of Ireland

National Monuments Service (Ireland)

National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency Built Heritage Mapping

Northern Ireland Sites & Monuments Record (NIEA)

National Roads Authority of Ireland (NRA) Archaeological Database

Geolocated Radiocarbon Dates from Ireland (Robert M Chapple)

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales (Coflein)


CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts) – UCC

Celtic Digital Initiative (UCC)

CODECS: Online Database and e-Resources for Celtic Studies

Cumbraek: Language of Cumbria

DHO:Discovery (Irish digital collections and resources)

Dictionary of the Scottish Gaelic Language

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

Digital Collections – Trinity College Library

Duchas: National Folklore Collection of Ireland

Earlier Latin Manuscripts Database

Early Irish Glossaries Database

Electronic Dictionary of Irish language (eDIL)

Félire Óengusso Online

Irish History Online – RIA

Landed Estates Database (NUI, Galway)

Medieval and Early-Modern Irish Language Manuscripts – Trinity College Dublin

National Library of Ireland – Catalogues/Databases

Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae

Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant (Welsh-English On-line Dictionary)

Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England (PASE)

Royal Irish Academy

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

St Gall Priscian Glosses

Trinity Access to Research Archive (TARA)

Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae (UCD)

Research Projects/Groups

3D Icons Ireland (EU 3D Icons Project)

Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages

Celtic Inscribed Stones Project (CISP) Database

Converting the Isles – International Network for the Study of Conversion
to Christianity in the Insular World

Discovery Programme (Irish Archaeological Research)

Early Irish Manuscripts Project, (TCD Dublin)

Early Medieval Archaeological Project

Early Medieval Atlas (UCL)

Foundations of Irish Culture ad 600-850 project, (NUI Galway)

Icelandic Saga Map Project

Irish Inscribed Stones Project (NUI Galway)

Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) project (DIAS)

Monasticon Hibernicum Database Project (DIAS)

Monastic Ireland Project

Monastic Wales Project

Ogham in 3D Project

Onomasticon Goedelicum (Locus Project)

Pathways to Power: Rise of the Early Medieval Kingdoms of the North (Univ. Aberdeen)

St. Patrick’s Confessio Hyperstack Project


Database of Scottish Hagiotoponyms

Digital version of Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum – revised and corrected by Donnchadh Ó Corráin (DIAS)

Gaelic Placenames of Scotland Database

Logainm – Placename Database of Ireland

Irish Toponymy Resources

Northern Ireland Placenames

Orbis Latinus Online

Historical/Online Mapping

Bing Maps

Down Survey of Ireland Historical Mapping/GIS

Geological Survey of Ireland

Google Maps

Heritage (The Heritage Council)

Online Map of Irish Wetlands

Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland