Research Guides

Researcher Jane Kennedy in the McKiernan Library.

McKiernan Library research guides are intended to help people get a jump start on common Irish-related research topics. Minnesota students may find these guides helpful when putting together their History Day projects.

Each printable guide includes an introduction to the topic, resources that you can find in the McKiernan Library including books, recordings, videos, and archives plus a list of general online resources.

Available Guides

  • Gaelic Games
    An overview of Gaelic football, hurling, Gaelic handball, and rounders. See below.
  • Grace O'Malley
    Resources for studying Ireland's famous "pirate king" also known as Granuaile.
  • Irish Clothing

    The history of ethnic dress and folk costume in Ireland.