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IASIL Online - 1997-2006

The IASIL website was established in 1997 by Dr Bruce Stewart, School of Langs & Literature, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Derry, N. Ireland BT52 E-mail:

Bruce now maintains the PGIL-Eirdata Site, the biggest dataset of Irish authors and journals on the web, and an indispensable source of information for anyone interested in Irish Literature. The PGIL-Eirdata website is highly recommended.

The original IASIL website was hosted by the University of Ulster from 1997 - 2003.

An electronic newsletter was also made available online by then IASIL Secretary Christina Hunt Mahoney, on the website of the Catholic University of America, from 2001 to 2003.

IASIL Online, 2003 -
In order to ensure continuity of provision and ease of access for members, it was decided at the IASIL 2002 AGM that a dedicated IASIL website ought to be established.

Read the original proposal in MS Word format (14KB approx).

This website designed and maintained by Bruce Stewart was transferred to an independent server, and was maintained and developed by Patrick Lonergan of NUI Galway until 2011. Chris Berchild of Indiana State University has since taken over site maintenance.

The current website went live on 6 July 2003. By April 2007, it had had over 300,000 visitors, and currently averages over 400 visitors a day.

The site is hosted by webspider, a Galway-based internet service provider.

The site will be developed further over the coming years, with ease of access being the main short-term priority. Also important is the maintenance of up-to-date information in the news and Links sections. Further development of the site's Irish language and literature resources is planned. Contributions for these sections are particularly welcome.

Another long-term aim is the development of the site's archival potential. If you organised an IASIL Conference, served on its executive, or published a book under the auspices of the Association, please contact the webmaster to discuss posting relevant information to the site. This might include conference timetables, AGM minutes, special papers, photographs, etc.

The IASIL website now supercedes the printed IASIL Newsletter - a proposal first mooted by the then-IASIL Secretary Bruce Stewart in 1999 (read the article here). Other developments have been proposed for the coming years, and will be announced in due course.

Comments, queries, and suggestions for the future development of the site are very welcome. Send an email to


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