eBooks for Local Studies

The Open Text Archive of The Internet Archive contains over one million full-text scanned books in the public domain. Some of these are of particular value to those interested in Westmeath's past.

The following eBooks are available through http://www.archive.org

Local Studies titles

Annals of Westmeath, ancient and modern (1907)

History of the Diocese of Meath (1908)

Records relating to the dioceses of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise (1886)

Astronomical and physical researches made at Mr. Wilson's observatory, Daramona, Westmeath

Convict No. 25; or, the clearances of Westmeath : a story of the Whitefeet (1913)

The battle-fields of Ireland, from 1688 to 1691: including Limerick and Athlone, Aughrim and the Boyne (1867)

A Little Tour in Ireland: Being a Visit to Dublin, Galway, Connamara, Athlone, Limerick ... (1859)

Roscommon soldiers who died in World War I : from the regiments of the Connaught Rangers, Royal Irish Rifles, Princess Victoria['s] Royal Irish Fusiliers ([199-])

Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis (1804)

Laurence Ginnell

born in Delvin, County Westmeath. Here are some of his works available online:

The doubtful grant of Ireland by Pope Adrian IV. to King Henry II. investigated (1899)

also online as:

The doubtful grant of Ireland (1899)

Ireland's case for freedom (1921)

The Irish Republic. Why? Official statement prepared for submission to the Peace Conference ([1919?])

Land and liberty (1908)

T.P. O'Connor

born in Athlone, County Westmeath. His works include the following:

Gladstone-Parnell, and the great Irish struggle

  • Author: O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929; McWade, Robert M. (Robert Malachi), b. 1857
  • Subject: Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898; Home rule; Irish Americans
  • Online at http://www.archive.org/details/gladstoneparnell1890ocon

Charles Stewart Parnell : a memory (1891?)

The Parnell movement, with a sketch of Irish parties from 1843 (1886)

Some old love stories (1895)

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1908)

Lord Beaconsfield : a biography (1905)

Napoleon (1896)

The book of pity and of death (c1892)

The cabinet of Irish literature : selections from the works of the chief poets, orators, and prose writers of Ireland ; with biographical sketches and literary notices ([188-])

Great Irishmen in war and politics (1920)

  • Author: Lavery, Felix; Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918; O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929; Keating, Joseph Ignatius, 1865-1939; Gwynn, Stephen Lucius, 1864-1950; Polson, Donald, 1871-
  • Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland; Ireland -- Biography
  • Online at http://www.archive.org/details/greatirishmeninw00lave


delivered at the celebration of the one hundred and ninth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, under the auspices of the Lincoln Centennial Association and Illinois Centennial Commission, at the State Armoury, in Springfield, Illinois, the twelfth day of February, nineteen hundred and eighteen (1918)

  • Author: Riddell, William Renwick, 1852-1945; O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929; Proctor, Addison G; Magill, Hugh S., Jr; Illinois. Centennial Commission; Lincoln Centennial Association (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Online at http://www.archive.org/details/addressesdeliver00ridd

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith has numerous works available through the internet achives, a simple search for his name turns up hundreds of results: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=oliver%20goldsmith

Charles Howard-Bury

In the post-war period Howard Bury was responsible for the restoration of Belvedere House and Gardens

Mount Everest, the reconnaissance, 1921 (1922)

Irish Studies Titles

Genealogiae regum et sanctorum Hiberniae, by the Four Masters, edited from the manuscript of Míchél O Cléirigh, with appendices and an index by Paul Walsh (1918)

Map of Prospect Cemetery, Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland : indicating burial places of noted persons and communities and containing some illustrations (1904)

eAudiobooks & Talks

As well as eBooks the Internet Archive also has eAudiobooks and radio programmes, such as:

Remembering Hanna Greally Part 1 - Well Said Productions

Twenty years to the day after the death of local writer, Hanna Greally, community radio station RosFm is to broadcast a new radio documentary about her legacy and her life in Roscommon. The programme was aired for the first time on Wednesday, August 15th 2007 at 6pm and repeated at 8pm on Friday 17th. Hanna Greally (also known as Johanna or Joan Greally) was born in Athlone in 1925. At the age of nineteen she was admitted to St. Loman’s psychiatric hospital in Mullingar where she was detained, against her will, for almost 20 years.

Online at http://www.archive.org/details/WellSaidProductionsRememberingHannaGreallyPart1

or try listening to

The James Joyce Historical And Literary Tour Of Mullingar

A walk around Mullingar Co Westmeath Ireland, with Ruth Illinghworth Giving An indept talk About James Joyce and His Literary Connection To Mullingar.Ruth Illinghworth Is a Local Historian .In this tour you will hear a live on the street talk about james joyce and where he got his inspiration from . where else but mullingar . this is surely an amazing piece of recording. and everything is factual. it blows out of the water that james joyce got his inspiration from dublin ,instead as you will listen ,it says mullingar.

Online at http://www.archive.org/details/TheJamesJoyceHistoricalAndLiteraryTourOfMullingar