Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dictionary of Irish Biography - 2009

The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.

The nine volumes of the Dictionary of Irish Biography was published in November 2009; the online version is very useful, but requires a subscription. However, the list of names and their death and birthdates is freely accessible online at
and there is also a biography of the day; one of 9700!

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