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

St John Greer Ervine Collection

St John Greer Ervine (1883-1971) was a dramatist, novelist,biographer and critic. He is recognised as a keen observer of life in East Belfast protestant community. He worked initially in an insurance office in Belfast from the age of fourteen and three years later moved to London to take up a simialr position there. He was a great admirer of Shaw and became a member of the Fabian Society. He so impressed Yeats with his first play ("Mixed Marriage") that it was produced in the Abbey in 1911. He later became manager of the Abbey.

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.