Title Description

Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library

The subject matter is substantially theology, church history and the classics, reflecting the lives and interests of the donors. The Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library is an amalgamation of the Derry Diocesan and Raphoe Diocesan libraries. They were amalgamated in 1881. Each library was stocked throu...

Ballymoney Special Collection

The Ballymoney Special Collection is a modest collection of local studies materials on or about Ballymoney, Northern Ireland and Ireland more generally. It has a special emphasis on Irish literature and includes titles by local authors....

George Shiels Collection

The George Shiels Collection consists of the private library of local playwright George Shiels (1881-1949). Shiels was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim. He emigrated to Canada to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway, but was injured in 1913 and disabled for life in an accident. He returned to Nor...

Local Studies Collection, Ballymena

The Local Studies Collection held at Ballymena Library consists of a broad range of materials on or about the history and development of the towns, villages and communities of the North East, extending over most of County Antrim and part of County Londonderry. The collection aspires to include compr...

McSkimin Room Collection

The McSkimin Room in Carrickfergus Library contains a local studies collection containing materials on or about the history and development of Carrickfergus and its environs. Named after Samuel McSkimin (1775-1843), author of the definitive history of the town, “The history and antiquities of the ...

Local Government Papers Collection

The Local Government Papers Collection held at Libraries NI consists of the minutes of the council and committees meetings of Ards Borough Council, Castlereagh Borough Council, North Down Borough Council, Down District Council and Lisburn Borough Council from the 1970s to date. The collection also i...

Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies Collection, formerly located in Library Headquarters, Ballynahinch contains books, maps, newspapers and illustrations on the history, topography, industry, transport, literature and culture of County Down and South Antrim, the area served by the former SEELB Library Service. Inform...

Map Collection, Libraries NI

The Map Collection comprises Ordnance Survey maps of County Down and South Antrim. The Ordnance Survey maps range from the first six-inch edition to the Irish grid series of the 1970s and 1980s. The collection of Ordnance Survey maps for south Antrim is not complete. The collection also includes a r...

Photograph & Postcard Collections, Libraries NI

The Photograph and Postcard Collections held by Libraries NI consist primarily of photographs from the Lawrence and Welch collections, along with some contemporary views from private collections. The postcards include views of all villages and towns, mountains and rivers in the area from late Victor...

Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

The Centre supports the Ulster American Folk Park's main activites by providing reference resources for the study of the history of both the United States and Ireland from the 17th and 20th centuries and the link between the two. The Research Library at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies compri...

Irish Emigration Database

The Emigration Database is a computerised collection of primary source documents on Irish emigration to North America (USA & Canada) in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains a variety of original material including emigrant letters, newspaper articles, shipping advertisements, passenger lists...

Rare Books Collection

The Rare Books Collection contains around 8,000 books dating from the sixteenth century to approximately the mid nineteenth century. Covering a broad range of subjects, it is particularly strong in theology, history and literature. The collection is arranged in chronological order and can be searche...

Carrothers Collection

The Carrothers Collection is composed of a range of botany books, printed in the 19th and 20th centuries and a large collection of bookplates. It is was the personal library of Edward Norman Carrothers, a well known botanist and collector, as such it reflects his primary interests....

Francis Stuart Collection

The Francis Stuart Collection at the University of Ulster comprises Stuart's own copies of the first editions of all his novels. It also includes many personal papers reflecting the different directions his life took. His personal papers include his diaries - those from the war years spent in German...

Headlam-Morley Collection

Sir James Headlam-Morley (1863-1929) was the historical adviser to the propaganda department, 1914-17, and the Foreign Office, 1920-8. The Collection at the University of Ulster is a valuable resource for students of history, containing books about the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference, an...

Henry Davis Collection

Henry Davis (1897-1977) was a businessman who owned factories in London and Belfast. The Henry Davis Collection consists of early and rare printed books from the invention of printing in 1455. The collection includes the Fust and Schoeffer Latin Bible of 1462, paper and vellum copies of Jenson's Pli...

John Hewitt Collection

The literary archive covers over 50 years of Hewitt's prolific and varied writing career. It contains notebooks of poems composed between 1926 and 1984, over 3,500 of which are unpublished. The manuscript material includes drafts of autobiography, radio scripts from the 1940's and notes for his book...

Irish Collection (Coleraine)

The Collection contains material on Irish history, folklore, language, literature, and culture. The collection is particularly strong in Anglo-Irish literature. Items on local Northern Ireland history are also included, especially material relating to Counties Antrim and Londonderry...

Denis Johnston Collection

Denis Johnston (1901-1984) was a playwright born in Dublin, educated in Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge, where he studied law. He practised law for ten years. In his life time he was primarily a playwright but also a director, war correspondent, broadcaster and later Director of Programmes at the BB...

Henry Morris Collection

The Henry Morris Collection held at the University of Ulster contains material on Irish history, folklore, language and literature in Irish and English. This Collection is especially rich in older material in Irish reflecting the interests of its owner. Henry Morris was a keen folklorist, educationa...

George Shiels Collection (UUC)

George Shiels (1881-1949) was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim. Shiels emigrated to Canada to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1913 he was injured and crippled for life in an accident. He returned to Northern Ireland and set up business with his brother as a shipping agent. His first play...

Special Collections at Ulster University, Coleraine

The Special Collections at the University of Ulster at Coleraine are held separate from the main collection. The collections include Henry Davis gift of early printed books and fine bindings, Headlam-Morley Collection of World War I and the Peace Treaty, Henry Morris Collection of Irish literature, ...

Stelfox Collection

The Stelfox Collection consists of books on natural history and entomology. Arthur Wlson Stelfox (1883-1972) was a well known naturalist, known internationally for his work on Hymenoptera, on animal bones from caves, and on the non-marine Mollusca. He worked at the National Museum of Ireland. Stelfo...

Irish Travelling Resource Collection

The Irish Travelling People Resource Collection at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown is an archive of mainly late 20th century materials. Collection comprises cuttings, pamphlets, books and articles dealing with travellers, gypsies, Romanies, etc. Although the material is mostly late 20th cent...

Irish Collection (Magee)

Magee College Library houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Irish material in the north west of Ireland. The collection contains many excellent primary history documents including all eighteen volumes of the Calendar of the Ancient Records of Dublin, all seven volumes of the Annals of ...

Rare Books Collection (Ulster University, Magee)

The Rare Books Collection at Magee College contains approximately 3,000 volumes representing an ad hoc assemblage of items dating principally from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Collection has a mixed subject coverage, ranging from siege of Derry (1689) pamphlets, theology (especially Presbyterian...

Spalding Collection

The Spalding Collection comprises 400 volumes concerned with Eastern and Middle Eastern culture, religion, art and history. The material in the collection was purchased with finance donated by Henry Norman Spalding specifically for this purpose and subject area. The titles deal with a wide time scal...

Local History Collection, Derry Central Library

The Local History Collection at Derry Central Library consists of a large collection of books on both local and Irish history. The Library is particularly interested in preserving the local history of the city and all aspects of its social and economic development. It is the Library's policy to coll...

Genealogy and Heraldry Collection, Enniskillen

The Genealogy and Heraldry Collection consists of works on mainly Irish, but also English and Scottish genealogy and heraldry. It comprises books on armorial bearings, heraldry, family crests, order of the garter, peerages and landed gentry. Titles such as "A biographical peerage of Ireland..", 1817...

Military History Collection, Enniskillen

Enniskillen is home to two distinguished regiments, the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. In addition to the books that have been written on these regiments, the collection also contains books on the history of other Irish regiments such as the Connaught Rangers, the Ir...

Nawn Collection, Enniskillen

The Nawn Collection consists of books on Irish studies and Fermanagh local history. Titles in the collection include "The life of William Bedell …" by Gilbert Burnet, 1692; "A view of ancient and modern Dublin, with its improvements to the year 1796 …" by John Ferrar, 1796; Dr Robert Clayton's "...

Omagh Library Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies collection held at Omagh Library is extensive and specialises in the history of Tyrone, its towns and villages from the earliest times. Material is available in a variety of formats - books, journals, microfilm, fiche and maps. The Library has a collection of over 1,000 photographs...

Railway History Collection, Enniskillen

The Railway History Collection consists of books, journals and maps on the history and development of railways in Ireland, dating from the mid 1800s to more recent times. Included in the collection is a copy of the Act enabling the Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway Company to make a branch railway...

W.B. Yeats Collection, Enniskillen

The W. B. Yeats Special Collection consists of works by and about this author. The collection consists in the main of poetry, plays and criticisms written by the author himself, there is also a considerable number of critical works. A number of the works such as "Finn and his companions" by Standish...

Pamphlets Collection

The Pamphlets Collection includes items published from the seventeenth century onwards. Although the collection covers a wide range of topics, the bulk concerns Protestant theology and matters relating to Ireland. Those published prior to 1900 are mostly bound in approximately 800 volumes, while the...

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 ...

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 info...

Newspaper & Journal Collection

Armgh City Library's Newspaper collection has greatly expanded over the years and includes at least one newspaper from each locality within the Armagh area as well as a selection of national dailies, weeklies and specialist papers. Some of the newspapers go back to the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...

Photograph & Postcard Collection, Armagh

The Photograph & Postcard Collection at Armagh City Library gives an insight into life, politics and personalities in Ireland and more particularly Northern Ireland over the course of the 20th century. Life and landscape throughout Ireland at the turn of the century is covered particularly in th...

Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive

The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive is a unique cultural and historical resource located in the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, Armagh. The Library is a free, independent public reference library, which houses important collections relating to Irish history, the Irish lang...

Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Papers

The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Papers consist of the late Primate's personal and academic papers, including unpublished lectures and articles, his research work in Irish history, the Irish language and literature, ecclesaistical history and Irish links overseas....

Archive of the Archdiocese of Armagh

This collection consists of private papers, papers relating to bishops, clergy, government departments, educational bodies and parishes within the Archdiocese of Armagh. The papers associated with successive Archbishops and Cardinals include those of Archbishop Richard O'Reilly who served from 1787-...

Micheline Kerney Walsh Overseas Archive

The Micheline Kerney Walsh Overseas Archive was previously known as the Overseas Archive and was housed in the Department of Archives at University College, Dublin. This collection contains research materials gleaned primarily from Spanish and French Archives, relating to the Irish Diaspora of 16th...

Grocer Handbills Collection

The Grocer Handbills Collection held by Libraries NI date from the early to the mid-nineteenth century. Comprising 21 items in total, the handbills to be found in this collection were used by local tradesmen in Ballymoney to promote their businesses both locally and further afield and, as such, give...

Langford Lodge Collection

This collection consists of large scale photographs depicting life at the US camp near Crumlin, County Antrim during World War II. US army, navy and marine personnel were stationed in Ulster during World War II, primarily during the years 1942-1945. Londonderry was the largest US communications base...

Methodist Historical Society of Ireland

The Irish Branch of the Wesley Historical Society in Belfast administers and maintains a comprehensive and unrivalled collection of works on or relating to Methodism in Ireland. Containing in excess of 8,000 volumes, it was established in 1926 on the foundation of the Irish branch in support of its ...

Somerville & Ross Manuscripts

Significant collection of personal and literary papers of Edith Somerville (1858-1949) and Violet Martin (1862-1915) alias “Somerville and Ross,” one of Ireland's most celebrated literary partnerships. An important and unique collection reflecting the lives, interests and work of the two authors...

Queen's University Belfast Archive

Institutional archive of Queen's University Belfast.

The collection comprises official documents, minutes, correspondence, reports and other papers and photographs pertaining to the history and development of the University from its foundation in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast through t...

Haliday Pamphlet Collection

Collection of pamphlets covering the history, literature and antiquities of Ireland. With imprints covering the period 1682 to 1859, and including c.18,000 items bound in 2209 volumes, the pamphlets are arranged in chronological order, and thematically within this framework. The collection includes ...

Haliday Tract Collection (HT)

General collection of tracts forming part of the larger Haliday Pamphlet and Tract Collection of Charles Haliday. There are in excess of 11,000 items in the HT Collection dating from 1578-1854. The collection relates to wide variety of subject areas of Irish and British interests....

Music Collections of the Royal Irish Academy of Music

The general music materials are focused on supporting academic requirements of students and staff of the Academy. These include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies, including online databases. Printed music comprises performing editions, full and study scores, and a su...

Music Collection (Ulster University)

The contents of the collection reflect the teaching and research interests of the Music community at teh University of Ulster....

Choral Music Collection (Sheet Music)

A comprehensive collection of Choral Music for choirs of all types and ranges of ability: SATB, Male Voice, Female Voice, Two-part, Unison, Children’s choirs, School choirs. Material includes motets, madrigals, masses, settings of traditional Irish airs, ballads, folksongs, musicals, rounds, actio...

Antient Concerts Society Collection

Choral part-sets, orchestral sets and partbooks in both printed and MS form belonging to the Sons of Handel (1810 - ) and its successor, the Antient Concerts Society (1834 – 1863), both amateur choral societies based in Dublin....

Windele Collection

Collection relating to the history and antiquities of Cork and the Munster region in particular. The collection includes a large volume of correspondence between Windele and major nineteenth-century Irish antiquarians. The coverage is very broad, including music, finds of antiquities, history, fol...

Anacreontic Society Collection

Orchestral sets and partbooks in both printed and MS form belonging to the Anacreontic Society (c. 1740 – 1865), an amateur orchestral society based in Dublin....

Hudleston Collection

A collection of music mostly for solo guitar, guitar with voice and guitar with ensemble. Collected by Josiah Andrew Hudelston, mainly while working in Madras, (1817 – 1856), but also when he settled in Ireland....

Kildare County Library & Arts Service

A general collection of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, scores, and digital music files available through the Kildare County Library branch network. A recording studio at Leixlip is at the disposal of local musicians to record or document their work. Music CDs Kildare County Libraries holds appro...

18th Century Books and Pamphlets

General collection of 18th century books and pamphlets. The collection relates to a wide variety of subject areas representative of the interests and pre-occupations of writers of this period and the collecting concerns of QUB library. History, politics, religion, language and literature are all wel...

Foster Pamphlet Collection

Collection of 18th century pamphlets, magazines and reports etc compiled by John Foster, Baron Oriel (1740-1828), last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. An important and unique assemblage of materials, the collection was compiled by Foster during his years of high political office in both the I...

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...

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 ...

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 Coll...

Special Collections & Archives

Established in 1849, the Library of Queen's University Belfast comprises one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and pamphlets held in Northern Ireland. One of the Library's great strengths lies in its department of Special Collections & Archives, containing approximately 100,000 vo...

Simms Medical Collection

Distinguished library of early medical works and medical history belonging to Dr Samuel Simms (d. 1967) of Belfast. 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...

Hart Collection

Substantial collection of personal and official papers of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Imperial Customs, Peking, 1863-1908. The collection contains a range of interesting and insightful material relating to Hart’s official duties and experiences in Peking during his long c...

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

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 ...

Piry Collection

Collection of private papers of Théophile Piry (fl. 1880-1915), Commissioner of Customs and first Postmaster General of the Imperial Postal Service, China, 1911-1915. This collection contains a range of material bearing on Piry’s later career in the Chinese administration including drafts, notes,...

Waddell Manuscripts

Papers of the Ulster writer and scholar, Helen Waddell (1889-1965). The collection consists of notes, translations, holograph and typescript manuscripts of published and unpublished works by Waddell, c.1909-47, and an extensive series of correspondence with the critic and historian George Saintsbury...

Kyllmann Correspondence

Collection of 133 manuscript and typescript letters from 34 correspondents to Otto Kyllmann (d. 1958), senior partner of the publishing firm, Constable & Co., with typescript copies of 16 of his letters to various correspondents, and one note in his hand; the whole collection spanning the period...

Bullock Manuscripts

Papers of the Irish writer, Shan F. Bullock (1865-1935). The collection consists of holograph and typescript manuscripts of both published and unpublished works by Bullock featuring examples of his poetry, fictional writing and dramatic works. The collection also includes items of personal interest ...

Library of Adam Smith

Relatively small, general collection of monographs etc from the surviving personal library of the 18th century philosopher and economic theorist, Adam Smith (1723-90). The majority of titles relate principally to Greek and Latin classics and date mostly from the 18th century. The collection does, ho...

Early Economics Collection

Collection of works of early economic theory and philosophy dating from the 17th to the late 19th centuries. A relatively small assemblage of some 234 items, the collection includes a comprehensive range of material by many of the major economists of the period covered, in particular for the late 18...

Thomson Collection

Collection of scientific papers and notebooks, memoranda, lectures, correspondence etc of James Thomson (1822-1892), Professor of Engineering at Queen’s College, Belfast, 1857-1873. Various topics are highlighted in the collection reflecting Professor Thomson’s wide range of research interests. ...

Ross-Rosenzweig Collection

Collection of monographs, periodicals and facsimilies, etc., on or relating to a variety of Hebrew and Jewish subjects and studies. Included are Hebrew texts relating to the interpretation, analysis and commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community, alongside works of Hebrew literature...

Pim Manuscripts

Papers of the Belfast born author and poet, Herbert Moore Pim (1883-?). A relatively small batch of materials, this collection consists mainly of literary manuscripts concerning a number of published and unpublished works by Pim, including typewritten drafts of the novel, ‘The Pes...

Percy Collection

The almost intact 18th century library of the author and antiquarian, Thomas Percy (1729-1811), Bishop of Dromore, Co. Down. Described at one time as the finest library in private hands in Ireland, the collection contains monographs, bound volumes of pamphlets and some manuscripts relating principal...

O'Shaughnessy Manuscripts

Collection of literary manuscripts of the Victorian poet, Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844-81) comprising chiefly of some 21 annotated notebooks of poems, prose and verse composed by him, c 1860-70, and appearing in his published works, ‘An Epic of Women’ (1870), ‘Lays of France’ (1872), ‘Musi...

O'Rahilly Collection

Collection of Irish manuscripts and printed books annotated by the distinguished Celtic Scholar, T.F. O’Rahilly (1883-1953). A relatively small assemblage of material, the books are extensively annotated by O'Rahilly and include a range of titles on Irish dialect, grammar and Irish Literature, dat...

Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority Archive

The collection consists of reports and monographs on the location, construction and administration of hospitals in Northern Ireland covering the period 1948 to 1974. Items include reports from The Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority, Hospital Management Committees, research organisations and centr...

Newport Collection

Collection of letters and other papers relating to the public and private affairs of Sir John Newport (1756-1843), Irish Politician and Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, banker and landowner. The bulk of the collection consists of some 250 letters, c 1765-c 1862, addressed to, and received from, so...

Moore Collection

Special collection of books etc, by, or relating to, the Irish poet, satirist, composer, and musician, Thomas Moore (1779-1852). Born in Dublin to Roman Catholic parents in 1779, Thomas Moore went on to become one of Ireland's most popular writers, regarded at the time, as Ireland's national lyricis...

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). The manuscript consists of some 23 folios arranged alphabetically and containing the completed results of MacAda...

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 use...

MacDouall Collection

Collection of general literature, Sanskrit and comparative philology from the personal library of Charles MacDouall (1818-1883), first Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast (1849-50) and second Professor of Greek (1850-78). The collection includes material relating to Classical, Eastern and...

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...

Ferguson Collection

Collection of research materials collected by Godfrey W. Ferguson (d. c 1939/40) of Belfast, President of the Belfast Literary Society (1922-23, 1934-35), concerning Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady Byron (1792-1860), wife of the Romantic Poet, Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), and, in particular, t...

Early Printed Books (Pre-1701)

Collection of 16th and 17th century books and pamphlets, including facsimilies. An extensive collection of early works, it contains in excess of 3,700 items, including 20 incunabula (i.e. printed before 1500), 267 STC and 1,430 Wing items, relating to a wide range of subject areas reflecting the int...

Allingham Manuscripts

Collection of 44 original manuscript letters from the Irish poet, William Allingham (1824-89), to Henry Septimus Sutton (1825-1901). An important collection of letters from one poet to another, the letters provide a unique insight and commentary on the emergence of Allingham as a published author fr...

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 (re...

Andrews Manuscripts

This collection consists of a selection of scientific papers and correspondence by and addressed to Chemist and Physicist, Thomas Andrews (1813-85), chiefly written in his own hand or copied by his daughters, Elizabeth Andrews and Mary K. Andrews, and forming part of the documents used in the prepar...

Charles Collection

Small collection of papers and photographic material presented to the University Library by the Biblical Scholar, R.H. Charles, Archdeacon of Westminster (1855-1931) consisting mainly of photographs (positive and negative) of original Aramaic, Greek and Ethiopic biblical manuscripts dating from the ...

Carnduff Collection

Personal, literary and collected papers of and/or relating to Thomas Carnduff (1886-1956), the Belfast essayist, playwright and poet. An important figure in cultural circles during the early 20th century, Thomas Carnduff, the so-called 'Shipyard Poet,' was a profilic writer and acute observer of Bel...

Brett Collection

Small collection of miscellaneous papers and documents deposited by the Belfast solicitor, Sir Charles Brett (1839-1926). The collection consists of a variety of material, mainly of antiquarian interest, including books, extracts, manuscripts, and other documents relating principally to early Englis...

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...

Music Collection

The music collection at Queen’s University Belfast is an open access collection which is primarily focused towards the needs of students and academic staff. The collection is located at The McClay Library at Queen’s and consists of over 15,000 books on music and printed editions of music (dating...

Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection comprises draft autograph and typescript manuscripts of novels and short stories, proof copies and quires, correspondence, notes, synopses, draft speeches, draft poems, juvenilia, school reports, photographs, scrapbooks, and postcards of Stephen Gilbert. The correspondence inc...

Official Publications Collection

The official publications collection at Queen's University includes Parliamentary Papers held from the beginning of the 19th Century onwards, a Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive and a European Documentation Centre archive of EU materials. Official publications are also held for the Repu...

Government Publications

Parliamentary legal and other government publications from the UK and Northern Ireland...

Government Publications

Laws and statutes from the UK and Northern Ireland and a range of official publications.

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Government Publications

Laws and statutes from the UK and Northern Ireland and a range of official publications.

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Kilkenny County Library Services

Scores: a collection of scores consisting mainly of classical works
Reference Collection: A collection of materials of local interest including programmes and posters from Arts Week, Kilkenny Musical Society and St. Mary's Choral Society.
Books: a broad selection of titles ...

Youth Link: NI



Youth Link: NI is the inter-church youth service for Northern Ireland. It was established in 1991 b...

Reference Collection

The Reference Library holds books and periodicals relating to the Chester Beatty Library collections....

Rare book collection

Formerly the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968)...

Caldwell Collection

The Caldwell Collection is a broad and varied collection spanning almost three centuries. Its core is made up of the private and business correspondence of members of the Caldwell family and to a lesser extent their wives, siblings, near relatives and business partners.

The following male...

Eleanor Knott Collection

Papers of Eleanor Marie Knott, 1886-1975, Old-Irish scholar and academic. Including correspondence, notebooks, drafts and printed material.

In 1939 she was appointed Professor of early Irish in Trinity College Dublin and was one of the first women elected to the Royal Irish Academy. From ...

Dublin Unitarian Church Collection

The Dublin Unitarian Church Collection was donated to the Royal Irish Academy by the Dublin Unitarian Church in two separate deposits.

The first deposit is comprised of documents relating to the Unitarian community of Dublin and some of its predecessor congregations, located over time at ...

Doegen Collection

The Doegen Collection consists of the administrative correspondence of the Doegen Irish dialects project which was carried out between 1928 and 1931. This project entailed the recording of Irish speakers in Ulster, Connacht and Munster. The collections includes correspondence between Gaelic-speaking...

Nally Collection

Papers of Edward Vincent Nally [Éamonn Mhac Fhailigh], 1907-1992 of Emper, Ballynacargy. Nally was a school-teacher who maintained a life-long interest in both Irish and Hiberno-English. His major work, The Irish of Erris, Co. Mayo: a phonemic study was published in 1968. He was a contributor to É...

Graves Collection

The Graves Collection consists mainly of 19th century antiquarian correspondence. It is an amalgamation of three separate, but related, correspondence collections of three prominent Irish antiquarians:
John O’Donovan (1806-1861)
Rev. James Graves (1815-1886)
Rev. Charles Graves (18...

Lough Hyne Collection

The Lough Hyne/Ine Collection is made up of documents arising from the scientific expeditions carried out at Lough Ine marine lake, Cork from the 1940s until the 1980s.

These expeditions were carried out by teams of British scientists and students led by Professor Jack Kitching and Profes...

Upton Collection

Personal papers of Henry A. S. Upton of Coolatore, Moate, Co. Westmeath, 1870-1947, an amateur genealogist and local historian.

The bulk of collection consists of 20th century transcripts of legal and historical documents dating from the 17th century to the 19th century used to trace gene...

Comintern Papers (Irish Labour Movement Papers)

This collection comprises copies of files held in the Russian Archive for Social and Political History (RGASPI), Moscow. The files pertain to the Irish labour movement and the history of Communism in Ireland, comprising documents from the departments and standing committees of the Executive Committe...

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 and is further enhanced by items such as Christmas cards, postcards, photog...

Delargy Collection

Séamus Ó Duilearga (1899-1980), born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, was a student of Celtic Studies in UCD when a chance meeting in 1921 with Norwegian folklorist Reidar Thorolf Christiansen launched him on what was to become a lifetime of collecting and safeguarding Ireland’s folk heritage. He was ...

Cairnes Collection

The library of John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), political economist and professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Queen's College, Galway (1859-1870).

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Shields Collection

The library of Arthur Shields (1896-1970), Irish stage and film actor....

Henry Library

The Henry collection contains c. 4500 items. The bulk of the collection represents the Library of the Reverend Joseph Henry, D.D (1821-1885). The Henry Library is held on deposit from the Church of Ireland diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry....

King's Inns

The King's Inns collection of c55 items is comprised of works on various subjects including astrology, history, religion, science, travel.  Notable contents include Augstine, Confessiones, c. 1470, Benyowsky's Memoirs and Travels, 1790.

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St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

The St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection, numbering c. 280 items, formed part of the library of St. Anthony's Franciscan College which was acquired by UCG in 1992. The collection contains many rare and interesting works on topics ranging in scope from theology and apologetics to bardism and Norse myth...

McAllister Collection: Church History Pamphlets

This is a collection of pamphlets accumulated by James McAllister, lecturer in Economic History at Queen’s University Belfast 1973-2007. He had a particular interest in local history and is noted for compiling ‘A Belfast chronicle 1789: a compilation from the Belfast Newsletter.’ He collect...

Met Éireann Library

The Met Éireann Library is the central repository for meteorology-related publications in Ireland.  It includes a core collection of textbooks, scientific journals, organisational publications and archives of scientific and historical interest.  

When the Irish Meteorological Service w...

Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Collection of Records of the Assistant Commissioners for the states of North Carolina (M843) and South Carolina (M869) between 1865 -1872, along with Records for the Field Offices for the States of North Carolina (M1909) and South Carolina (M1910) between 1865-1872 and the Records of the Commissi...

Gamble Library Irish Collection

The Gamble Library Irish Collection contains around two thousand items relating to Irish history, with special reference to religious and political history, especially the history of the Presbyterian Church, making it an essential resource for research into Irish Presbyterianism. It also contains th...

Presbyterian Mission Archive

The Presbyterian Mission Archive includes letters, scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, postcards, minutes and diaries relating to foreign missions conducted by Irish Presbyterians or the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, in places such as India, Manchuria and Africa, as well as missions deliver...

Ringling North Collection

A very fine collection of c. 1200 items on subjects such as travel literature and the history of art, this was the personal library of Henry Ringling North (1909-1993), former owner and manager of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Items are largely in pristine condition....

Kevin Boyle Collection

The Kevin Boyle Collection (archive and library) is a wealth of material in the fields of human rights and law research and scholarship. Focus on the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, the Troubles, international freedom of expression and freedom of religious belief defence reflects Boyle's ...

Bairéad Collection

This collection contains a wealth of Irish language material and ephemeral material from the early days of the Gaelic revival movements, as collected by Stiophán (1867-1921) and Ciarán (1905-1976) Bairéad. Síghle Bairéad (1903-1985) donated this material to the Library in 1976 in memory of her ...

Mac Fhinn Collection

Collection of 300+ items accumulated by Msgr. Eric Mac Fhinn (1895-1987) of Co. Galway, UCG lecturer in education (through Irish) 1931-1965....

Larkin Collection

The library of Professor Patrick Larkin (Education Department, UCG) and his wife Rita Larkin....

Samuel Beckett collection

The Samuel Beckett collection comprises six distinct series and one miscellaneous series of Beckett-related material including manuscripts and typescripts by Beckett, correspondence with Beckett, ephemera, photographs, and publications by and about Beckett:

The

Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection

The Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, audiovisual material, and ephemera spanning 1929 to 1981. Material is arranged in six subseries:
A. Manuscripts;
B. Publications;
C. Theater progr...

Samuel Beckett - Robert Pinget letters

Consists of letters by Samuel Beckett to Robert Pinget, both handwritten and typed, mainly in French. The correspondence documents their friendship and professional relationship.

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Samuel Beckett - Judith Schmidt Douw collection

The Samuel Beckett - Judith Schmidt Douw collection primarily contains correspondence between Schmidt Douw (née Schmidt) and Samuel Beckett; Alan Schneider, American stage director; Rudoph von Abele, English literature professor at American University; James Knowlson, French professor at the Uni...

Judith Schmidt Douw collection of Samuel Beckett letters

The Judith Schmidt Douw collection of Samuel Beckett letters contains letters from Beckett to Judith Schmidt (later Schmidt Douw). The letters deal with professional matters relating to Grove Press and Beckett's works and also concern the personal relationship between Beckett and Schmidt Douw.

Samuel Beckett - Barney Rosset collection

The Samuel Beckett - Barney Rosset collection includes manuscripts representing three decades of Beckett's writing; annotated copies of plays, stories, and other works; letters and cards from Beckett to Rosset discussing the author's life and work; and Grove Press business and financial records r...

Alan Schneider - Samuel Beckett collection

The Alan Schneider-Samuel Beckett collection is primarily composed of correspondence between American stage director Alan Schneider and Samuel Beckett, with some additional correspondence between Schneider, Thornton Wilder, and others; also included are manuscripts and other material relating to ...

George Bernard Shaw letters to Bernard Partridge

The collection consists of eleven letters from George Bernard Shaw to Bernard Partridge (a.k.a. Bernard Gould) dating 1893-1928. The first nine discuss the rehearsals for and staging of the first performance of Shaw's play Arms and the Man, and the final two are about personal matters. A...

Samuel N. Freedman collection on George Bernard Shaw

The George Bernard Shaw collection consists of approximately 2 linear feet (7 boxes) of Shaw materials accumulated over a period of about forty years by Samuel Freedman. The collection included about 3,000 books by and about Shaw, which are catalogued for the Irish Collection in the Bur...

Seán O'Faoláin papers

The Seán O'Faoláin Papers contain correspondence to and from Seán O'Faoláin, manuscript material for short stories written by O'Faoláin which appeared in published form as Tales and Stories (1966) and clippings about O'Faoláin's autobiography Vive Moi!. Correspon...

Flann O'Brien collection

The Flann O'Brien Collection contains a wide variety of materials: papers, books, art works, and personal memorabilia. Materials in this collection are dated from 1884 to 1991, thus predating and postdating the life of Flann O'Brien (1911-1966). Most of the materials date between 1935 a...

John F. Deane papers

The John F. Deane papers includes correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings related to Deane's life, literary output and career as a literary editor. The correspondents include Samuel Beckett, Daniel Berrigan, Alaine Bosquet, Padraig Daly, Paul Durcan, Joh...

Gerald Dawe papers

The Gerald Dawe Papers comprise approximately 5 linear ft (12 boxes). The papers contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and audio tapes related to Dawe's own creative work as well as his role as a literary editor. Prominent correspondents include John Banville, John F. Deane,...

Kathleen Daly Clarke papers and collection of Thomas Clarke and Irish political materials

The papers contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, ephemera, and clippings documenting the life and career of Kathleen Daly Clarke, while Clarke's collection includes materials about her husband Thomas Clarke and Irish politics during the early- to mid-1900s. Of note are cards she...

Séamus Connolly papers

The Séamus Connolly papers document aspects of the music career of Irish traditional fiddle player Séamus Connolly. All materials were donated by Séamus Connolly. The collection highlights Connolly’s career as a performing artist as well as his commitment to preserving Irish tradit...

Frederick M. Manning collection of John McCormack materials

These materials pertaining to John McCormack’s life and career were compiled by Frederick M. Manning. Notable manuscripts in the collection include McCormack’s memoirs, a book of song lyrics used as a prompt and prop by McCormack in performance, a handwritten index of McCormack’s ...

Mary O'Hara papers

The Mary O'Hara papers document the performances, public career, and personal life of Irish soprano and harpist Mary O'Hara. The collection highlights her early rise to fame in the 1950s until her entrance to Stanbrook Abbey in 1962, as well her return to her music career in 1974 until ...

Muise Family collection of Cape Breton and Irish music

This collection of recordings includes impromptu music sessions that took place in the Muise home in Boston. The recordings document a segment of traditional Cape Breton and Irish music making from circa 1956 through circa 2000. Many of the recordings were made by Johnny and Mary Muise ...

CCÉ North America collection of Irish music materials

The CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials documents the history and activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann in North America with reference to the activities of CCÉ in Ireland. The collection also reflects efforts by CCÉ North America members to preserve audio and video of per...

Egan harp collection

This collection contains two Portable Irish Harps by nineteenth century Irish harp maker John Egan.

The Portable Irish Harp was made by John Egan, circa 1819, and is inscribed on the brass plate: John Egan - Inventor. / Dawson St. Dublin. The harp is handsomely decorat...

Michael Cummings collection of P.S. Gilmore materials   

The Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore Materials documents the life and music career of Irish-American Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore and highlights the activities of the Patrick S. Gilmore Society, founded by Michael Cummings in Boston in 1969. The collection was artificially created by Michael...

Harry Barton Collection

Papers of the Irish writer, playwright and broadcaster, Harry Barton (1916-2006). The collection comprises holographs and typescript copies of Barton’s works, typed and manuscript letters (mainly to Barton), play programmes, newspapers cuttings of reviews, photographs and cuttings of broadcast sch...