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 ...

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).

Larkin Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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

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 ...

Ringling North Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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.

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 ...

Rare book collection

Chester Beatty Library

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

The History of Scotland by William Drummond (yqDA783.5 DRUM)

Early Printed Books (Pre-1701)

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

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 interests and pre-occupations of writers of this period. Included can be found general works and early ...

Percy Collection Shelving

Percy Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The collection also reflects Percy's membership of Samuel Johnson’s 'Literary Club' by including association or presentation copies from Johnson himself, Oliver Goldsmith, Edmond Malone, George Steevens, et al. Percy annotated his books extensively, one of the most interesting of which is a copy of the 3rd edition (1775) of his own work, 'The Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.' A unique item in t ...