Monday 20 February 2023

Sources for Irish Women's History moved from CD to online

Originally published on CD-ROM in 1999, the Directory of Sources for Irish Women’s History database has been relaunched as a free and publicly-available resource hosted on the Irish Manuscript Commission’s website.

Click the screenshot of its home page, right, to start exploring it.

As part of the transfer project, the database has been fully updated and now contains 20,790 records from 2,413 collections held by 221 repositories across Ireland and Northern Ireland, with all contact details recently checked.

'Sources' remains the only detailed all-island listing of archival-based documents relating to the history of women in Ireland. It also offers a good list of websites worth visiting for more material.

The project was supported by the Irish Manuscripts Commission and the Mná 100 unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

(With thanks to Audrey Mac Cready.)