Nawn Collection, Enniskillen

The Nawn Collection consists of books on Irish studies and Fermanagh local history. Titles in the collection include "The life of William Bedell …" by Gilbert Burnet, 1692; "A view of ancient and modern Dublin, with its improvements to the year 1796 …" by John Ferrar, 1796; Dr Robert Clayton's "A vindication of the histories of the Old and New Testamernt …", 1752; Patrick Delany's "Eighteen discouses …", 1766; the Rev William Hamilton's "Letters concerning the northern coast of the County of Antrim …", 1790 and Richardi Arsdekin "Theologia tripartita universa …", 1694 covering diverse subject areas. A major part of this collection includes locally published works, written by local authors and relating to County Fermanagh. In addition to the book stock the collection consists of newspapers (some on microfilm), journals of Irish interest, maps, photographs and postcards. Some of the newspapers in the collection date from the eighteenth century. Maps in the collection include a selection of Plantation (ca. 1600) as well as more modern editions. Within the Nawn Collection there are some smaller specialist collections reflecting different aspects of life in Ireland, namely Military History, W. B. Yeats, Railway History and Genealogy, including Heraldry.


The strength of the collection lies in the wealth of material, available in various formats, specific to Fermanagh but also of considerable relevance to Irish Studies overall.

Physical characteristics

The book stock is in excess of 30,000 volumes. The newspaper collection dates from the early 1800's to the present day.

Description or Catalogue

Catalogued on an automated inhouse database.


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Added by Libraries NI | Last updated on: 24 May 2018