Scholarly resources dating back to 1600 published online

Collections include works by Seathrún Céitinn, Uilliam Bedel and Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh

A collection of scholarly resources, including religious texts dating back to 1600, have been published online by the Royal Irish Academy.

Corpas na Gaeilge 1882-1926 and the Online Archive of Religious Texts 1600-1882 have been published as part of the academy’s Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge project.

The corpus follows the 2004 publication of an archive of the 1600–1882 period. It features works by Pádraig Pearse, Seosamh Mac Grianna and Pádraic Ó Conaire, as well as a translation of Chekov's The Bear.

It includes almost 300 books in Irish published between 1882 and 1926. Readers can search for words or phrases located in their original context. Content from periodicals and newspapers will be added later. The collection includes short stories, novels, plays and song lyrics, as well as scientific reference books, Government documents and translations.


The Online Archive of Religious Texts 1600-1882 includes Eochair Sgiath an Aifrinn by the poet and historian Seathrún Céitinn, composed ca 1615, and An Teagasg Críosdaidhe, by Bonabhentura Ó hEodhasa (1611).

The collections were launched by Minister of State Dinny McGinley and archbishops Dr Michael Jackson and Dr Diarmuid Martin. They can be accessed at

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Iriseoir agus Eagarthóir Gaeilge An Irish Times. Éanna Ó Caollaí is The Irish Times' Irish Language Editor, editor of The Irish Times Student Hub, and Education Supplements editor.