Welcome to the Irish Historical Studies Website

Irish Historical Studies, founded in 1938, is the joint journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies.   It publishes articles embodying original research on Irish history; articles on the scope and teaching of Irish history; select documents, with editorial comment; select and critical bibliographies and guides to sources, manuscript and printed; and reviews of books and periodicals having a bearing on Irish history.  Annual lists of writings on Irish history, carried in Irish Historical Studies from 1938 to 1979, are now available digitally through Irish History Online (www.irishhistoryonline.ie). 

No. 172 of the journal (November 2023) was distributed to subscribers in February 2024. To subscribe to the journal see Subscriptions.

Charlotte FitzGerald-de Ros, 20th Baroness de Ros of Helmsley (24 May 1769 – 9 January 1831), also known as Lady Henry FitzGerald.
(Portrait by John Hoppner)

In the autumn of 2014 the Management Board of Irish Historical Studies made the decision to enter a partnership with Cambridge University Press and from issue no. 155 (May 2015), the journal has been published by Cambridge. The journal will contunue to be published twice a year. Individual subscriptions remain unchanged from 2014 levels. For further detials please see our subscriptions page.

The joint editors are Dr Clodagh Tait and Dr Marie Coleman and it has a fourteen person International Advisory Board. The journal is copy-edited by Dr Ciaran McCabe.

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