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

Irish & Local Studies Library, Armagh

The Irish & Local Studies Library at Armagh (NI Libraries) comprises books, eighteenth & nineteenth century pamphlets, atlases, directories, postcards, maps, scholarly journals and newspapers. It is a very comprehensive collection with a wide-ranging stock covering all aspects of Irish life and learning from earliest times to the present day. Some consideration has been given to the amassing of material in areas where interest is growing such as women's studies and the environment, contributing to the overall balance of the collection. Irish literature, history and politics are well covered, particularly the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection has a wide-ranging selection of plays, novels and poetry by both well-known and obscure writers as well as works of criticism and literary histories. A considerable proportion of these works are in the Irish language.

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.