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

Delargy Collection

The Delargy Collection is a large collection of c.4000 items acquired by the James Hardiman Library NUIG in 1981. It contains a fine representation of writings on all aspects of both Irish and European folklore from much of the 20th century. In addition to book material, there is a significant collection of offprints received by Professor Séamus Ó Duilearga from academic colleagues throughout the world, many of which are personally inscribed to him.

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.