Welcome to RASCAL

RascalRASCAL 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

R.J. Welch Collection

Comprising over 5000 glass plate negatives (all of which are available in modern print formats), the collection includes photographs concerning all areas of interest to Welch throughout his long career. Belfast, linen and shipbuilding, transport, road and rail, urban and rural ways of life, plants and animals, monuments, architecture and buildings, rocks and landscapes are just some of the broad subject areas covered in the collection.  The collection also includes an accompanying range of printed and private papers relating to Welch.

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.