Welcome to the Irish in Europe Virtual Research Environment at NUI Maynooth
The Irish in Europe Project, founded in NUI Maynooth in 1997, promotes scholarly research on Irish migration to continental Europe in the early modern period. It is a multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional research initiative, funded by NUI Maynooth and the HEA. In 2007 it was awarded an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences thematic grant to elaborate a virtual research environment (VRE) for biographical data and other resources pertaining to Irish migrants to Europe in the early modern period. In 2010 it launched the Irish in Europe VRE. It currently hosts biographical information on about 40,000 Irish migrants to Europe in a format which permits rapid querying and flexible presentation of research results. The original information was collected by colleagues in Trinity College Dublin and the universities of Oxford, Toulouse and the Complutensian in Madrid. The VRE offers researchers a range of research functions including data import and export facilities. The VRE also features a pilot interactive sources feature, based on an account book from the Salamanca Papers in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Click here for the biographical databases.