Art and Architecture of Ireland – now available digitally

Art and Architecture of Ireland is a five-volume authoritative and fully illustrated account of the art and architecture of Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. This monumental work provides new insight into every facet of the strength, depth and variety of Ireland’s artistic and architectural heritage.

The volumes explore all aspects of Irish art and architecture – from high crosses to installation art, from Georgian houses to illuminated manuscripts, from watercolours and sculptures to photography, oil paintings, video art and tapestries. For more information and to view an introductory video about this 1600-year history of Irish art and architecture see

Speaking at the launch of the volumes, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “Art and Architecture of Ireland is a treasure trove that showcases our artistic heritage like never before.  This five volume collection is giving Irish art the profile and recognition it deserves.

This work is an invaluable contribution to Irish Studies.”

The five volumes are now available for organisations to buy online digitally from Jstor: