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

Newspaper Collection

The Newspaper Library located at Belfast Central Library is one of the major collections in Ireland of Irish newspapers including over 100 titles and 3,500 bound volumes. The Library has a further 200 titles on microfilm and approximately 60 current newspapers are taken. The collection includes long runs of all the main Belfast and Irish daily newspapers, and is particularly strong in the field of Ulster provincial newspapers. Many rarer or more ephemeral titles are also held, and the majority of the titles held on microfilm fall into this category.

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.