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Music Library

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Currently, there are 121 titles in the collection. The recorded music collection consists of 19,000 CDs, 1,500 DVDs, 20,000 vinyl records and 500 videos. All genres of classical and popular music are represented in these formats. All CDs, DVDs and a selection of books and scores are in the open access area of the music reading room. The majority of the printed stock is held in closed access. The N ...

Chronicle of Ireland 1577 by Raphaell Holinshed (yqDA921 HOLI)

Simms Collection (Irish)

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

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 of some repute reflecting a particular interest in Irish affairs. Prominent among the subjects cover ...

Ní Éimhigh Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

The Ní Éimhigh Collection of c. 50 items was accumulated by Professor Margaret Heavey, Athenry native and Professor of Classics, UCG (1931-1977).

Mac Fhinn Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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

Bairéad Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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 father Stiophán, first treasurer of the Gaelic League, and of her brother Ciarán, a collector with the Ir ...

St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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 mythology.

King's Inns

National University of Ireland Galway

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.

Henry Library

National University of Ireland Galway

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.

Cairnes Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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

Delargy Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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 a founding member of the Folklore of Ireland Society in 1926 and editor of its journal Béaloideas . Foll ...