Q. What is An Chartlann?

We are an independently run and non-commercial archive that focuses on preserving the published works of Irish nationalists, well-known and lesser-known, and works related to Irish history, mythology, poetry, etc.

Q. In what formats are texts available?

Texts are available to view on the website (akin to the format of Marxists.org) or can be viewed in a .pdf file, depending on the reader’s preference.

Q. Why is X author not available on the website?

Unless otherwise permitted, we can only publish material in the public domain, which in usually into effect 70 years after the author’s death, or to publish works with the express permission of the copyright holder. This means that some works, for instance, the memoirs of Tom Barry and Dan Breen are not currently available.

Q. Are there Irish-language texts available on An Chartlann?

Yes. There is a growing collection of texts available in Irish, either bilingual or in Irish only. Irish texts are either in Latin or sean-chló depending on the source material.

Q. There is a typographical or formatting error in one of the texts? How do I report this?

You can reach us through either our social media or through the contact form available on the About page. All feedback is greatly appreciated as it helps us to improve our service.

Q. Can I volunteer to help transcribe material?

Yes. We are eager for any and all help in regard to transcribing and scanning material, and you can reach us on social media.