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RICORSO is a compilation of resources relating to the study and appreciation of Irish literature (chiefly in English) made by the editor, Bruce Stewart (UU/UFRN), largely in the course of reading and teaching during 1990-2010 with some later corrections and additions in 10 years and more following. The compilation was commenced on a personal computer in MSDOS4 using Word and Notepad and first launched as Eirdata.org in 1994. This was later perpetuated in project conditions funded by the Princess Grace Irish Library under the name of PGIL_Eirdata.org. Much of the original inspiration arose from the necessity of reviewing the reference literature and standard criticism in the subject-area while acting as Assistant-Editor to The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (ed. Robert Welch, 1996).
Access involves no charge subject to the following understandings and will always available to those whose writings are quoted in it and also for students and associates of the compiler. Some regions are barred by password for copyright reasons.

Visitors are asked to notify the compiler of any alleged copyright infringement, mispresentation, or offence given to persons living or dead in these pages and refrain from legal action relating to any such matter provided it is rectified with reasonable promptness.

2. Texts held here in part or whole, whether in or out of print, should be consulted in their original printed form wherever possible and publication details of the original cited in full. Acknowledgement of assistance from Ricorso is always welcome but not strictly required.
3. Scholars of Irish literature everywhere are welcome to suggest improvements to the design and content of the website and also to donate any of their own digitised materials relating to the subject-area. (These may be reclaimed by simple request at any future time.)
4. Anyone setting out to develop a similar internet resource having previously visited this website, or in the knowledge of its design and contents, should acknowledge the compiler’s pioneering work and seek partnership with him, if possible.
Note: If you find the website or part thereof inaccessible at any time, you may wish to request a password by email. In doing so, please state your research interest, chief publications (if any), and the name of your institution (if any). Passwords so issued may be changed or withdrawn at any time excepting where long-term access agreements have been entered into. Happy hunting!
— Bruce Stewart