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

United Irishmen Collection

The Univted Irishmen Collection at Belfast Central Library is made up of manuscripts for a proposed series of pamphlets concerning the Northern United Irishmen. It is part of the F.J. Bigger Collection, some of whose own relatives had involvement in the 1798 Rebellion. It also includes a complete run of the journal "The Northern Star", which was published by the United Irishmen. There are government publications relating to 1798 and biographies of those involved in the Rebellion.

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.