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

Crossle Papers

The Crossle Papers at Libraries NI comprise background and genealogical information on families in the Newry area of Northern Ireland. The information is handwritten and accumulated in notebooks and scrapbooks from the early 1900s. Francis Crossle, and later his son Philip Crossle, compiled the information from old newspapers. The information, gathered in scrapbooks and notebooks, was often supplemented by correspondence with members of the various families detailed within.

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.