Irish travel narratives and related materials, primarily from the Joseph McGarrity Collection, in Falvey Memorial Library's Special Collections. The site is broken into sections that highlight the methods of travel to and within Ireland, the motives of some of the most influential and popular writers, and the development of the tourism industry. In addition, there are five sections that look at some of the most popular travel destinations in Ireland.
Within this exhibit, Irish travel narratives are defined as accounts written by people who travelled within Ireland, whether for business or pleasure or any other reason. These travels are largely from a British perspective, due to the specific holdings of Special Collections as well as the overall ratio of publications. Between about 1750 and 1850, approximately 570 travel accounts about Ireland were published, with the majority of them written by British and Anglo-Irish authors.