Welcome to RASCAL

RASCAL is an electronic gateway to research resources in Ireland. You can use this web-site to search and browse information about the wide range of research and special collections held in libraries, museums and archives across the region. The Directory consists of comprehensive descriptions of collections available to researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences recording details of content, location, format, and access. Links to institutions' on-line catalogues and other digital resources are provided where appropriate.

Featured Collection

Moore Collection

Probably the world's largest collection of Thomas Moor's published literary and musical works, amassed by Andrew Gibson, Belfast. containing over 1,000 volumes, the colelction comprises Moore's poetry, lyrics, fiction and satire, frequently in a full sequence of first to late editions. Of particualr note the selection of over 200 volumes of Irish Melodies in various editions, 71 editions of Lalla Rookh and three rare editions of Odes upon Cash, Corn, Catholics and other matters (1828, 1829).

Irish Jesuit Archives

Irish Jesuit Archives now available online

C.S. Lewis letters donated to Queen's University Belfast

C.S. Lewis letters donated to QUB

ITMA celebrates 25 years with 750,000+ Content items now online

For its twenty-fifth anniversary year 2012–2013, the Archive has planned a rolling programme of publications, projects and events. The first of these sees 750,000+ Content items now available to search online.