Social Sciences

Cardinal Cahal Daly

Daly Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009) bequeathed his entire personal library to Queen's in 2009. It is a collection of ten thousand books, journals and pamphlets, mostly of theological, philosophical, and Irish historical and cultural interest. The Cardinal Daly Seminar Room on the First Floor of the McClay Library also contains a bust of Cardinal Daly and four Charles McAuley oil paintings also kindly ...

Belfast and Northern Ireland Directories

Belfast and Northern Ireland directory

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

A useful family history resource, our collection of Belfast and Northern Ireland Directories begins in 1865 and ends in 1995. As detailed on the catalogue there are some missing issues. As well as containing names of individuals and businesses they contain numerous business advertisements. Most directories have details for Belfast and for the principal towns and villages in Ulster. Details of our ...

Ewart 1.1 1572 - Eryn. Hiberniae Brittannicae Insvlæ Nova Descriptio. Irlandt.

Ewart Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Ewart Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. It was originally assembled by Belfast collector and linen merchant, Lavens M. Ewart J. P. (1845-1898). It was formally presented to Queen's University in 1954 by Ewart's grandchildren, Dr. Vivian Lutwyche, Dr. Violet Lutwyche, and Miss Lenore Dawson. A number of complementary maps ...

Rosenfield Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Jewish Gazette

The Jewish Gazette

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The opening paragraph of the first Jewish Gazette editorial neatly summarises the aims: "Briefly, our purpose is to record and comment on Jewish activities in Ireland in every sphere, whether charitable, religious, cultural, or Zionist; to crystallise Jewish opinion in Ireland on subjects of controversial or general communal interest; and also to act as the forum from which every shade of Jewish o ...

Belfast Jewish Record

Belfast Jewish Record

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Record begins as a monthly magazine published by and for the Belfast Jewish community in 1954, gradually reducing to three issues per year by 2015. It offers a fascinating insight into an important but often overlooked community in Northern Ireland. Issues of the Belfast Jewish Record from 1954-2015 are currently available online: ...

Photo from the Murphy Ballinamona Collection

Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

Tipperary Studies

This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona. The official Return of Owners of Land published in 1876 lists William Murphy of Ballinamona as having an estate of 856.75 acres. The family continued at Ballinamona until the death of Kathleen Murphy in 1975, the last of the family. What made the Murphy family different from their ‘Big House’ neighbours and which giv ...

Sam Melbourne GAA scrapbook cover

The Sam Melbourne Scrapbook Collection

Tipperary Studies

This scrapbook collection was put together by Sam Melbourne over a period of forty years. Born in 1923 at Curraheen, Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary, Sam died in Dublin on August 11, 2013 in his ninety-first year An avid collector of all GAA material Sam started keeping scrapbooks in the 1940’s and continued into the 1990’s with the main emphasis on the fifties, sixties and seventies. During this pe ...

Nodstown National School Roll book

Nodstown National School

Tipperary Studies

A collection of national school records for Nodstown National School from 1841 -1987. The Board of Education was set up in 1831 to create a nationwide government-assisted education system which was responsible for the establishment of national schools. The Nodstown boys school was established in 1839, registered with the board in 1840 and the girls school was established in 1839, registered in 184 ...

An appeal to the public by James Tandy

Irish Office Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

This collection (1500 items) includes parliamentary material from the Irish House of Lords and a collection of political pamphlets and essays commenting on political, social, economic and religious issues of the 18th and 19th centuries.