My Account | Contact Us | VU Home
You are exploring: VU > Falvey Library > About > Library Projects > Exhibits
Rambles, Sketches, Tours: Travellers & Tourism in Ireland

Photograph of Ross Castle, Killarney from:
Lawrence, William. Pictures in Colour of the Lakes of Killarney and South of Ireland: With Descriptive Notes, Containing Forty-Eight Beautifully Coloured Pictures of the Lakes of Killarney, Counties Kerry, Cork, and the South of Ireland. Dublin: W. Lawrence, [1900?].

Research Materials

Coohill, Joseph. Ireland: A Short History. New ed. Oxford: Oneworld, 2005.

Government of Ireland. Conditions of Employment Act, 1936. 1936. Accessed 5 August 2010.

---. logainm.ie - Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann - Placenames Database of Ireland. 2009. Accessed 1 September 2010.

McVeagh, John. Irish Travel Writing: A Bibliography. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1996.

Nilson, Ingrid, and Åke Nilson. Baedeker Datenbank und Kenner-Referenz. 2006. Accessed 4 October 2010.

Parsons, Nicholas. Worth the Detour: A History of the Guidebook. Stroud, Gloucestershire [England]: Sutton Pub., 2007.

Ryle, Martin. Journeys in Ireland: Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Pub., 1999.

Tourism Ireland. Vacation in Ireland - Official Website of Tourism Ireland. 2010. Accessed 9 August 2010.

Williams, William H. A. Tourism, Landscape, and the Irish Character: British Travel Writers in Pre-Famine Ireland. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

---. Creating Irish Tourism: The First Century, 1750-1850. London; New York: Anthem Press, 2010.


 

Books in this exhibit:


Barlow, Jane, and Warwick Goble. Irish Ways. 2nd ed. London: George Allen & Sons, 1911. [Internet Archive]

Bayne, Samuel G. On an Irish Jaunting-Car through Donegal and Connemara. New York and London: Harper & brothers, [1902]. [Digital Library]

Boland, Rosita. A Secret Map of Ireland. Dublin: New Island Books, 2005.

Bulfin, William. Rambles in Eirinn. Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1908.

Bush, John. Hibernia Curiosa. A Letter from a Gentleman in Dublin, to His Friend at Dover in Kent. Giving a General View of the Manners, Customs, Dispositions, &c. of the Inhabitants of Ireland. with Occasional Observations on the State of Trade and Agriculture in that Kingdom ... Collected in a Tour through the Kingdom in the Year 1764 ... London: Printed for W. Flexney, 1769. [Internet Archive]

Campbell, Thomas, and John Watkinson. A Philosophical Survey to the South of Ireland. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. [Internet Archive]

Cooke, John. Handbook for Travellers in Ireland. 5th ed. London: John Murray, 1896.

Doyle, J. B. Tours in Ulster: A Hand-Book to the Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Ireland. Dublin,: Hodges and Smith, 1854. [Internet Archive]

Dunn. A Description of Killarney. London: Printed for J. Dodsley ..., 1776. [Digital Library]

Ferrar, John. A View of Ancient and Modern Dublin, with its Improvements to the Year 1796 : To which is Added a Tour to Bellevue, in the County of Wicklow, the Seat of Peter La Touche. Dublin: [s. n.], 1796. [Internet Archive]

Finerty, John F. Ireland in Pictures: A Grand Collection of Over 400 Magnificent Photographs of the Beauties of the Green Isle: Comprising Views of the Most Famous Buildings, Historical Places, Romantic Scenery, Venerable Ruins, Rich Art Treasures, etc., etc. Chicago: J. S. Hyland, c1898. [Digital Library]

Guy, Francis. Francis Guy's Tourists' handbook to Cork, Killarney and the Blackwater: with photographs. Cork: printed and published by Francis Guy, [1890?]. [Digital Library]

Gwynn, Stephen Lucius. The Famous Cities of Ireland. Ill. Hugh Thomson. Dublin: Maunsel & Co. Ltd., 1915. [Internet Archive]

Hall, S. C., and Mrs S. C. Hall. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character and History. Celtic edition. ed. Boston: Francis A. Niccolls, 1911. [Internet Archive: vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. IV, vol. V, vol. VI]

---. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. New ed. Philadelphia: George Barrie, [186-?]. [Digital Library]

---. The South and Killarney. London: Virtue Hall & Virtue Paternoster Row, 1853. [Digital Library]

---. The North and Giant's Causeway. London: Virtue, [1853].

Hardy, Philip Dixon. Hardy's Tourist's Guide: Third Tour, Lakes of Killarney, Cork, &c. &c.: With Map and Engravings. Dublin: Harby and Sons, 1859. [Digital Library]

---. The Northern Tourist, Or, Stranger's Guide to the North and North-West of Ireland: Including a Particular Description of Belfast, the Giant's Causeway, and Every Object of Picturesque Interest in the District Referred to. Dublin: W. Curry Jun. and Co., 1830. [Digital Library]

Hobson, Bulmer. A Book of Dublin. Second ed. Dublin: Kevin J. Kenny, 1930.

In and about Wexford: An Illustrated Tourist Guide to Wexford and Vicinity. Wexford: Printed at the Free Press Office, [19--?]. [Digital Library]

Jefferys, Nathaniel. An Englishman's Descriptive Account of Dublin: And the Road from Bangor Ferry, to Holy Head. also of the Road from Dublin, by Belfast, to Donaghadee, and from Portpatick to Newcastle upon Tyne ... with Observations on the Society, Manners, and Customs, of the Places Described ... to which is Prefixed an Accurate Plan of Dublin. London: Printed for Cadell and Davies and sold by Archer and by Keen, 1810. [Digital Library]

Journal of a Tour in Ireland, &c. &c.: Performed in August 1804. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1806. [Digital Library]

Kiely, Benedict. Ireland from the Air. 1st American ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 1985.

Knox, Thomas Wallace. The Boy Travellers in Great Britain and Ireland: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey through Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England, with Visits to the Hebrides and the Isle of Man. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. [Digital Library]

Lawrence, William. Pictures in Colour of the Lakes of Killarney and South of Ireland: With Descriptive Notes Containing Forty-Eight Beautifully Coloured Pictures of the Lakes of Killarney, Counties Kerry, Cork, and the South of Ireland. Dublin: W. Lawrence, [1900?]. [Digital Library]

Maguire, M. J. Through the Garden of Ireland: An Illustrated Tourist Guide to the Counties of Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, 1912. [Digital Library]

Mahony. The Tourists' Illustrated Hand-Book for Ireland, 1859: 100 Original Illustrations. 7 ed. London: W. Smith, 1859. [Internet Archive, 1854 edition]

McGregor, John James. New Picture of Dublin: Comprehending a History of the City, an Accurate Account of its various Establishments and Institutions, and a Correct Description of all the Public Edifices Connected with them; with an Appendix Containing several Useful Tables; Forming a Complete Guide to Everything Curious and Interesting in the Irish Metropolis ... Dublin: C.P. Archer, 1821. [Digital Library]

Milligan, Seaton F., and Alice L. Milligan. Glimpses of Erin: Containing an Account of the Ancient Civilisation, Manners, Customs, and Antiquities of Ireland ... London: Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd., [1889]. [Internet Archive]

Morton, H. V. The Magic of Ireland. Ed. Patricia Haward. New York: Dodd Mead, 1978.

Newenham, Thomas. A View of the Natural, Political and Commercial Circumstances of Ireland. London: Printed for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1809. [Internet Archive]

O'Faoláin, Seán. An Irish Journey. Ill. Paul Hepher London,: Longmans Green and co., [1940].

Petty, William, and Francis Lamb. A Geographicall Description of Ye Kingdom of Ireland. London: F. Lamb, [1689?]. [Digital Library]

The Post Chaise Companion: Or, Traveller's Directory through Ireland. Containing a New & Accurate Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, with Particulars of the Noblemen & Gentlemen's Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours &c &c. Forming an Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. to which is Added, a Travelling Dictionary, Or Alphabetical Tables. 4th ed., corr. and enl. Dublin: J. Fleming, [1798?]. [Digital Library]

Roney, Cusack Patrick. How to Spend a Month in Ireland. New ed., rev. by Mrs. J.H. Riddell. London: John Camden Hotten Piccadilly, 1872.

Russell, T. O. Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland: Being a Tourist's Guide to its most Beautiful Scenery & an Archaeologist's Manual for its Most Interesting Ruins. London: Kegan Paul French Trubner & Co., 1897. [Internet Archive]

Stevenson, Burton E. The Charm of Ireland : with many Illustrations from Photographs by the Author. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1914. [Internet Archive]

Taylor, George, and Andrew Skinner. Taylor and Skinner's Maps of the Roads of Ireland: Surveyed in 1777 and Corrected Down to 1783. 2nd ed. London: Published for the authors; sold by T. Longman, 1783. [Digital Library]

Thackeray, William Makepeace, et al. The Irish Sketch Book [of 1842]: And Critical Reviews. London: Smith Elder & Co., 1901. [Internet Archive, 1879 edition]

Through the Window: Number Three: Paddington to Killarney Via Fishguard and Rosslare. London: Great Western Railway Paddington Station, [c1926].

Tóibín, Colm. Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border. London: Vintage, 1994.

Ward, Lock, and Company, ltd. Ward and Lock's Pictorial and Historical Guide to Cork and its Neighbourhood: With Excursions to Bantry, Glengarriff, Killarney, and Other Places in the South-West of Ireland. London: Ward Lock Co., [1885?]. [Digital Library]

Wright, G. N., et al. Ireland Illustrated: From Original Drawings. London: H. Fisher son and Jackson, 1834. [Digital Library]

Wright, G. N. A Guide to the Giants Causeway, and the North-East Coast of the County of Antrim: Illustrated by Engravings, After the Designs of George Petrie, Esq. and a Map. London: Printed for Baldwin Cradock and Joy, 1823. [Digital Library]

Young, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland: With General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom, made in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778 and Brought Down to the End of 1779. Dublin: Printed by G. Bonham for Whitestone Sleater Sheppard Williams Burnet Wilson Jenkin Wogan Vallance White Beatty Byrn and Burton, [1780]. [Internet Archive: vol. I, vol. II]