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

Photograph & Postcard Collections, Libraries NI

The Photograph and Postcard Collections held by Libraries NI consist primarily of photographs from the Lawrence and Welch collections, along with some contemporary views from private collections. The postcards include views of all villages and towns, mountains and rivers in the area from late Victorian times to date. Both collections include material relating to Belfast. There are a small collections of cards on Home Rule, rural life in 19th century Ireland and historic and contemporary views from the rest of Ulster and Ireland. Most of the major postcard publishers, both historic and contemporary, are represented in the collection. Some material has been added in recent years to the photographic collection by adding copies from illustrations from the Belfast Harbour Commissioners collections and from portraits of County Down and Lisburn landlords held in the local museums.

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.