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Irish Studies: Modern Irish Language

This guide provides an overview of selected Irish Studies resources at Fordham as well as open access web resources.

Finding Irish Language Books at Fordham

Unfortunately, our library catalog does not offer Irish (Gaeilge) as an option to search by language. Here are some other options for finding books in Irish or about Irish at the libraries:

Browse by call number

  • Try browsing the shelves on the 3rd floor of Walsh Library from call number ranges PB1201 to PB1449.
  • There are some Irish language titles in QuinnX at Lincoln Center, but the majority of titles will be in Walsh Library. 

Search by Library of Congress Subject Headings

Subject Search In Catalog

Search the catalog by subject heading to find book in or about Irish:

Irish language

Irish language--Dictionaries--English

Irish language--Grammar

Irish language--Self-instruction

Irish language--Texts

Special Collections

Fordham has a collection of over 600 volumes from the library of William Hubert McLees / Uilliam Hubert Mac Giolla Íosa and others. The majority of volumes are in Irish with a few in Scottish Gaelic and German published during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Some of these titles are in located Special Collections and some are in the Stacks. Ask a Reference Librarian for tips about searching for this collection the catalog.

Book plate for item in McLees Collection

Modern Irish Dictionaries


→ Fordham holds print & electronic copies of other Irish-English dictionaries (Dinneen, O'Reilly, de Bhaildraithe, and more). Check the library catalog for additional options:


Irish Language Magazines

→ See the Articles & Databases page for peer-reviewed journals.

Instructional Books for Learning Irish

Grammar Books


Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries

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Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3061   ♦   text 71-TXTX-1284 ♦ 
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