Friday, March 8, 2013

Exhibitor Profile-McClelland Irish Library

Booth #226

The McClelland Irish Library is located at 1106 North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, adjacent to the Irish Cultural Center. The three-story building resembles a traditional 15th century Norman castle from the Emerald Isle and houses 5,000 books from Irish authors and poets as well as a genealogical research collection.

The purpose of the McClelland Irish Library is to educate, inspire, and connect the people of Arizona and the Western United States with their Irish and Celtic heritage and culture. The library features an extensive collection of Irish and Celtic books, manuscripts, journals, oral histories, newspapers, maps, works of art, and photographs from the nineteenth century to the present, with a selection of some pre-1800 material as well.  

The genealogy research service includes how-to books, source books for Irish genealogical research, and Irish periodicals for researching your family.  There are books on the various Irish counties and records of their citizens through time. The staff offers help in researching your Irish ancestors.
One highlight of the collection includes a complete folio set of Irish genealogical records compiled by Albert E. Casey over two decades for counties Kerry and Cork. This fifteen volume set, O’Keif, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher, and Upper Blackwater in Ireland, is one of only fifty produced worldwide.

Please visit us at Booth 226.


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