Books About Co. Clare

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The following are a list of book titles relating to Co. Clare. The topics are varied: history, heritage, geology, language and some tourist guides. Some of these may be easily obtainable, some are rare and out of print. Some are books and some pamphlets.

You can never find a book if you do not have a title to work with, once you have a title then you can search through on-line library catalogues or make an enquiry of your local library as to whether they partake in inter-library loan and if they can obtain a copy of a book for you from some other library. You can watch the item lists of auction houses, or those on inter-net auction sites. You can also contact book-sellers to find if they have a copy of the book should you be interested in purchasing it.

This list is arranged alphabetically by author. For the most part the publisher and year of publication are also included. You can use your browser to search for a particular word or you can read through the list. It is hoped to add to this list of books from time to time.

For these entries the highlighted name is usually the author, then, the name of the book. Followed by the place of publication and sometimes the publisher, then the year of publication.

A History of the Diocese of Killaloe. – [Volume 1]. – Dublin : M.H.Gill &Son Ltd., 1962
Armstrong, John Simpson. – A report of trials under a special commission for the county of Clare, held. – Dublin : Hodges and Smith, 1848

Boyle, Patrick. – Clare nights / by Patrick Boyle. – Dundalk : Starling Publications, 1988
Browne, Kevin J., 1920-. – Eamon de Valera and the Banner County / Kevin J. Browne. – Dublin : Glendale Press, 1982

Cantwell, Brian J.. – Memorials of the dead : west Clare / by Brian J. Cantwell. – Bray : Cantwell, 1991
Clancy, J. Short History of the Parish of Kilanena or Upper Feakle. 1941. National LIbrary of Ireland Ir. 941
Clare : the critical heritage / edited by Mark Storey. – London : Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973. – (The critical heritage series).
Clune, George, 1894-. – Caint an Chlair / An t-athair Seoirse Mac Cluin. – Imleabhar 1. – Baile Átha Cliath : Oifig an tSolathair, 1940. – (Thomas Williams Collection).
Clune, George, 1894-. – Caint an Chlair / An t-athair Seoirse Mac Cluin. – Imleabhar 2. – Baile Átha Cliath : Oifig an tSolathair, 1940. – (Thomas Williams Collection).
Coffey, Thomas. The parish of Inchicronan (Crusheen). Mountshannon, Ballinakella Press. 1993
Craig, Edward Thomas. – An Irish commune : the experiment at Ralahine, County Clare, 1831-1833 / Edw. – Blackrock : Irish

Dwyer, Philip. The Diocese of Killaloe, from the Reformation to the close of the Eighteenth Century. Dublin 1878
Drew, David, 1944-. – Aillwee Cave and the Caves of the Burren. – Dublin : Eason, 1984. – (The Irish heritage series ; 43).
Dwyer, Philip. – A handbook to Lisdoonvarna and its vicinity : giving a detailed account of i. – Ennis : CLASP Press, 1998

Ennis (Ireland), District Council. – Corporation book of Ennis 1660-1810 / edited and introduced by Brian Ó Dála. – Dublin : Irish Academic Press, 1990.
Everett-Green, Evelyn. – Little Lady Clare. – London [etc.] : Blackie & Son, 1888

Fitzgibbon, Elliot. – Earl of Clare : mainspring of the Union / Elliot Fitzgibbon. – London : Research Publishing Co, 1960
Frost, James. The History and topography of Co. Clare from the earliest times to the beginning of the eighteenth century. Dublin 1893

Grattan, Henry, 1746-1820. – An answer to a pamphlet, entitled The speech of the Earl of Clare on the sub. – London : Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1800
Gwynn, A. A History of the diocese of Killaloe. Dublin 1962

Hayes McCoy, G.A. Index to the \’Comossicion Booke of Connaught, 1585\’. Irish Manuscripts Commission, Dublin, 1945
Hello Clare / editor: Thomas J. Porcell. – Whitegate, Co. Clare : Clare Young Environmentalists, 1990
Hencken, Hugh O\’Neill, 1902-. – Cahercommaun : a stone fort in County Clare / by H. O\’Neill Hencken. – Dublin : The Royal society of antiquaries of Ireland, 1938. – (Extra volume of the Royal

International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, Kommission für Volksdichtung,. – Ballad research : the stranger in ballad narrative and other topics : procee. – Dublin : Folk Music Society

Keightley, S. R., Sir (Samuel R.). – The last recruit of Clare\’s : being passages from the memoirs of Anthony Dil. – New York : Harper and Brothers, 1897.
Kelly, John S. – The Bodyke evictions. – Scariff, Co. Clare, Ireland : Fossabeg Press, 1987

Lee, David, 1948-. – Ralahine land war and the co-operative / David Lee. – Limerick : Bottom Dog, in association with Co-Op Books, 1981
Lloyd, John, fl.1780. – Lloyd\’s tour of Clare, 1780 : (from Henn\’s exact reprint of 1893). – Whitegate, Co. Clare : Ballinakella, 1986
Lloyd, John, of Tureen. – A short tour in the county Clare 1780 / John Lloyd ; an exact reprint edited. – Cambridge : Printed by Jonathan Palmer, 1893

Mac Mathúna, S. Kilfarboy: a history of a west Clare parish. S. Mac Mathúna, Miltown Malbay 1976
Massy, Charles, Rev. – A report of the trial on an action for damages, brought by the Reverend Char. – New York : Printed for and sold by B. Dornin, and P. Byrne, Philadelphia, 1804
McAuliffe, E.J. Notes on the parishes of Kilmurry, McMahon and Killofin, Co. Clare and Tombstone inscriptions from Kilrush. Dublin, 1989.
Murphy, Ignatius. – The diocese of Killaloe in the eighteenth century / Ignatius Murphy. – Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, 1991
Murphy, Ignatius. – Before the famine struck : life in west Clare, 1834-1845 / Ignatius Murphy. – Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Irish Academic Press, 1996
Murphy, Ignatius. – A starving people : life and death in west Clare, 1845-1851 / Ignatius Murph. – Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Irish Academic Press, 1996

Ó Drisceoil, Donnchadh. – Aistí ó Chléire / Donnchadh Ó Drisceoil / Tomás De Bhaldraithe a chuir in e. – Baile Átha Cliath : An Clóchomhar, 1987
O\’Gorman, Michael. – A pride of paper tigers : a history of the great hunger in the Scariff Workhouse – Tuamgraney, Co. Clare : East Clare Heritage, 1994
O\’Sullivan, Aidan. – An early historic period fishwier on the Fergus Estuary, Co. Clare
Academic, 1983. – (Cooperative studies ; 4).

Ryan, Meda. – Biddy Early / Meda Ryan. – Dublin : Mercier Press, 1978

University of Bristol, Spelaeological Society. – The caves of North-West Clare, Ireland. – Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1969.

Westropp, T. J.. – Archaeology of the Burren : prehistoric forts and dolmens in North Clare / T. – Ennis : CLASP Press, 1999.
Westropp, T. J.. – Augustinian houses of County Clare / by Thomas J Westropp. – Dublin : Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1901
White, Rev. P. History of Clare and the Dalcassian Clans of Tipperary, Limerick & Galway. Dublin, 1893
Whilde, Tony. – Pocket guide to the Cliffs of Moher. – Belfast : Appletree, 1987. – (An Appletree pocket book).

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