Featured Collections

  • The Irish Women Poets of Elliptical Movements

    Billy Mills, poet, editor, formerly literary journalist at guardian.co.uk blogs at Elliptical Movements

    For some years Billy has been collating and logging the work of Irish women poets

    Category URL: https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/category/irish-women-poets/

    Bio: Billy Mills was born D...

  • MEAS, Measuring Equality in the Arts Sector: Literature in Ireland

    MEAS is a new organisation set up to monitor and report on equality in the arts sector in Ireland, with a particular focus on the literary arts.

    We gather quantitative data and prepare annual reports for stakeholders and interested parties to provide an accurate account of the literary landscape in...

  • Tackling the catastrophic canonical neglect of Irish women poets and writers (Irish Times)

    Tackling the catastrophic canonical neglect of Irish women poets and writers: ‘We need the voices of women in our national cultural narrative’

    (Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 05:17) Irish Times Newspaper

    URL: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/tackling-the-catastrophic-canonical-neglect-of-irish-women-p...

  • The Jewish Gazette

    The Jewish Gazette is an Irish monthly journal, published from January to December 1933 and February 1934.

  • Belfast Jewish Record

    The Belfast Jewish Record is described in the first issue in 1954 as a 'communal magazine'. The editorial also states:

    "The Record should become the platform from which the ecclesiastical and lay leaders of the community can issue important announcements, and which will be at the same time a tribun...

  • Hussey Map

    A 17th Century manuscript estate map for Ballingarry, Slieveardagh, Co. Tipperary.

  • Private acts of parliament

    This is a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential and of course male) who for example wanted a divorce or who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property had to finance a private act of parliament to achie...

  • Cole Bowen Papers

    This is a large collection of mainly 19th century estate material, rentals and maps of the Cole Bowen family based in Cork (Bowen’s Court, Co. Cork). However the bulk of their land was in Tipperary amounting to around 5,000 acres.

  • Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

    This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona.

  • The Sam Melbourne Scrapbook Collection

    A collection of GAA scrapbooks put together by Sam Melbourne over a forty year period.

  • Nodstown National School

    Nodstown National School records from 1841 - 1987

  • Lough Derg Yacht Club

    A miscellaneous collection of records and documents relating to Lough Derg Yacht Club founded 1836.The collection includes minute books, accounts, regatta programmes and books, members lists, general correspondence, a short history of the club, lease and building & club improvements. 

    A large colle...

  • The Bagwell Papers

    This is a large collection of papers relating to the Bagwell family of Tipperary. It relates entirely to estate matters from the 17th century Butler Ormonde interest to the end of the 20th century when the Bagwell connection with Clonmel finally ended.


  • Poor Law Union Records

    A collection of records from Tipperary Poor Law Unions. Mainly minute and rate books.

  • Fired! Bibliography

    Fired! Bibliography collated by Laura Loftus. 

    Bertram, Vicki.  Gendering Poetry: Men and Women Poets. Pandora Press. 2004.

    Bhreathnach-Lynch, Sighle, Landscape, Space, and Gender: Their Role in the Construction of Female Identity in Newly-Independent Ireland’, Canadian Women’s Studies is, vol . ...

  • Now I am a tower of Darkness; Emerging genealogies by Walt Hunter

    Published / Digitised / Open Access / Jacket2 Magazine

    Now I am a tower of Darkness; Emerging genealogies by Walt Hunter

    Jacket2 Magazine URLhttps://jacket2.org/commentary/now-i-am-tower-darkness

    Walt Hunter is assistant professor of world literature at Clemson University and visiting lecturer...

  • The Pledge [Related Documents]

    Files for Darcy 'Works Cited ': The Pledge: Critical Works Cited, Published, The Pledge (Website, 2017


    Works cited in Preamble to the Pledge: URL: https://thepledgearchived.home.blog/

    A list of critical works and articles related to...

  • Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 edited by Dr Lucy Collins

    Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 edited by Dr Lucy Collins

    Copyright Date: 2012

    Published byLiverpool University Press

    Restricted access via JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1gn6dkq

    MLA: Collins, Lucy, editor. Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1...

  • Dunn Family Collection

    Donated to WIMA by David K. Dunn, the Dunn Family Collection contains the manuscripts, books, sheet music, recordings, artifacts and ephemera collected by Michael J. Dunn. Musician and instrument maker/repairer Michael J. Dunn (1855 - 1935)

  • The Pledge [Signatories]


    Pledges like this one are increasingly common in any field where participants want to take positive action to promote gender fairness. An example is the online petition set up by Virginia Valian and Dan Sperber, in which “signatories commit to accepting talk invitations only from conferences that...

  • Why Has Poet Lola Ridge Disappeared? On The Historical Erasure Of Political Women Artists

    Terese Svoboda on her biography of Lola Ridge Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (for Lithub).

    Lola Ridge (1874-1941) was a very prominent proletariat modernist poet—the New York Times said at the time of her death that she was one of the best poets in the country–but p...

  • I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage. (Irish Times)

    A meditation on publishing in an Irish Poetry landscape which has disavowed the woman poet's voice in numerous iterations throughout the writing life of the poet C. Murray, for the Irish Times.

    Published / Digitised / Open Access / Irish Times/


  • "The Influence of Absences" by Moyra Donaldson

    Moyra Donaldson delineates her response to  Alex Pryce, “Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry”, Peer English 9 (2014).

    URL: http://www.rascal.ac.uk/institutions/fired-irish-women-poets-and-canon/alex-pryce-papers

    I’ve told the story before, of how I went t...

  • 'A tipping point’: women writers pledge to boycott gender biased books after very male anthology

    Media Article/ Feature: Published / Digitised / Open Access

    Published:The Guardian Newspaper 12/01/2018


    Irish women poets are rising up en masse agains...

  • A prosaic lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

    Mary O'Donnell writes for Fired!

    (Published, Irish Times, January 8th, 2018)

    It’s almost 100 years since women were granted franchise, and a start to some kind of social equality. If you were 30 or over, you could vote. Given what voting rights imply in terms of adult equality, it’s a strange th...

  • The White Blackbird; The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s

    The White Blackbird; The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s.

    Online article published, The Honest Ulsterman Magazine (February, 2018)

    Article URL: http://humag.co/features/the-white-blackbird

  • A Meditation on Ireland, Women, Poetry and Subversion

    A Meditation on Ireland, Women, Poetry and Subversion:


    They say a lot of things about how you get in:

    there are accounts of the glories of the hearth, the strength, our hospitality, our courage and the 

    various ways in which we are taken,

    but I volunteered:

    I was not driven out to wander eit...

  • Freda Laughton (1907-1995)

    Now I am a Tower of Darkness: A Critical History of Poetry by Women in Ireland by Emma Penney

    Freda Laughton  (1907-1995) was born in Bristol and moved to Co. Down after her marriage. She published one collection of poetry, A Transitory House (Jonathan Cape, 1945) but little else is known about her...

  • Irish Office Collection

    In 1928 the reference library of the Irish Office in London was transferred to the Oireachtas Library.

  • Dublin Castle Collection

    In 1924 the reference library of the Chief Secretary’s Office was transferred from Dublin Castle to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

  • The Pledge [Related Documents]

    Access to the forms related to the Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon pledge forms and associated documents can be found Via this URLhttps://thepledgearchived.home.blog/ Signing The Pledge opens access to an embedded Google form, where the signatory can leave a comment and document their prote...

  • Irish Women Poets [Pamphlets]

    Geraldine Plunkett Dillon's "Magnificat" (Published by The Candle Press, Dublin, 1917) Available online at The Internet Archive in [PDF/ DAISY, EPUB, KINDLE] formats

    Open Access URLhttps://archive.org/details/magnificat00pluniala/page/n6

    The text of Magnificat and images associated with Geraldin...

  • The Éamon Donnelly Collection

    The Collection contains the personal and political papers of Éamon Donnelly, a prominent Nationalist politician in Ireland during the 1920s and 1930s, and one of the founding members of Fianna Fáil. The collection also includes correspondence from leading figures including Éamon de Valera, Michael C...

  • The Hugh Irvine Collection

    The Collection, compiled by Hugh Irvine, a teacher in Kilkeel High School, contains c.700 items relating to local social and family history in the Kilkeel area. This includes photographs, postcards, receipts from local businesses, Ordnance Survey Maps, books, newspaper cuttings and detailed notes on...

  • De Buitléar

    The De Buitléar Collection accompanies the archive of the same name. It represents the scholarly and scientific interests of the well-known musician, film-maker and wildlife expert, Éamon de Buitléar (1930-2013). 

  • Simms Collection (Irish)

    Significant collection of early monographs, pamphlets, bound letters etc pertaining to Ireland by foreign authors and/or by Irishmen printed abroad. Dating mainly from before 1701, the Simms collection contains many rare and important items that have been gathered together by a local book collector...

  • Hibernica Collection

    The Hibernica Collection, or Henry Collection as it was previously known, is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and/or origin, being strongest in history and literature, and also including works of Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. Officially...

  • MacDouall Manuscripts

    Collection of holograph papers and working notes of Professor Charles MacDouall (1813-83), Professor of Latin and subsequently of Greek at Queen’s College, Belfast, (1849-78). The collection consists of finished essays, reference aids, lectures, emendations and miscellaneous notes prepared and used...

  • Henry Collection

    Collection of correspondence, working notes and papers of Robert Mitchell Henry (1873-1950), Professor of Latin at Queen’s University Belfast (1907-38) and later Professor of Humanities at the University of St. Andrews, Edinburgh (1939-47) and honorary chair of Classical Literature at Trinity Colleg...

  • Bunting Collection

    Major collection of Irish musical manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence etc concerning the work of the Irish Music Collector and Musician, Edward Bunting (1773-1843) arising out of the Belfast Harpers Festival of 1792 and published in ‘A General Collection of Ancient Irish Music’ in 1796 (revise...

  • Wright Collection

    Papers and books of Dr. Stanley Fowler Wright (1873-1953), Commissioner of Customs and Personal Secretary to the Inspector General, the Chinese Maritime Customs. In addition to manuscripts, there are books in Chinese, books and pamphlets on China and on the Chinese Customs, many official printed pap...

  • 19th and 20th Century Books - Valuable, Limited, Fine or Rare

    General collection of valuable, limited, fine or rare material from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection relates to a disparate range of subject areas with items selected for their evidential and/or bibliographic value. Included can be found modern reproductions of some of the world’s most tr...

  • MacAdam Manuscript

    Extant manuscript for an English-Irish Dictionary of Ulster Irish compiled for and in association with the Belfast born industrialist and Gaelic Scholar, Robert Shipboy MacAdam (1808-95).

  • Harty Collection

    Collection of holograph manuscripts of the composer and conductor, Sir Hamilton Harty (1879-1941) featuring full and part scores to a range of orchestral and choral pieces composed or arranged by Harty, c 1900-1939. Included in the collection are arrangements of Handel and Berlioz, whose performance...

  • Antrim Presbytery Library

    Collection of theological, philosophical and literary works ranging from the 16th to 18th centuries, maintained and accumulated by the Presbyterian congregations in Belfast and Antrim, 1765-1873, for the purposes of local intellectuals and Presbyterian ministers. In addition to items on theology, ph...

  • Simms Medical Collection

    Once described as one of the most selective and extensive of collections in private hands, the Simms Medical collection is an outstanding assemblage of works concerning the practice of medicine and medical history. It comprises a few 17th century medical texts, first and early editions of 18th, 19th...

  • Reid Collection

    The Forrest Reid Collection comprises typescript and manuscript drafts of longer works, short stories and poems, as well as proof copies, bibliographies and catalogues. The collection of correspondence is particularly strong. The central theme throughout much of his works was boyhood and youth, and...

  • Moore Collection

    Probably the world's largest collection of Thomas Moore's published literary and musical works, amassed by Andrew Gibson, Belfast. containing over 1,000 volumes, the collection comprises Moore's poetry, lyrics, fiction and satire, frequently in a full sequence of first to late editions. Of particula...