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

Forrest Reid Collection

Belfast Central Library holds typescripts and manuscripts of many of Reid's works, including "Peter Waring", "Uncle Stephen", The Retreat", "Private Road" and also his study on Walter de la Mare. There is a comprehensive collection of first editions of his works, which include a limited edition of "Apostate" and a German translation of "Uncle Stephen". In addition the collection includes a memorial pamphlet, which was published on the 10th October, 1952 to commemorate the unveiling of a plaque to Reid at 13 Ormiston Crescent, Belfast. E.M. Forster addressed the gathering and a message was read from de la Mare.

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.