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

Ulster Writers Archive

The Archive of Ulster Writers at Belfast Central Library is made up of manuscripts, typescripts, diaries and some photographic memorabilia. The Archive includes material which is concerned with the following Ulster writers:
William Allingham; Andrew Boyd; Frederick Gamble; Mary Gardiner; Frederick Harte; Dr Richard Hayward; Benedict Kiely; Jack Loudan; Anna Redlich; Bishop Reeves; Charles Witherspoon

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.