An image of Gulliver

Milltown Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The collection is particularly notable for the Journals of the pre-Union House of Commons and House of Lords in Ireland. There is a considerable number of 18th century publications relating to the governance of England and Ireland - statutes, votes and parliamentary debates - as well as more general literary and historical material such as the works of Jonathan Swift, poetry, almanacs, histories o ...

Elaborate sketch of a king and queen

FitzGerald Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The collection contains a large amount of literature, opera, poetry and plays. There is also a large body of work regarding the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714) and some general histories of Irish cities, European countries and important monarchs. There are several items relating to the ‘Surplus Revenues Dispute’ of the mid-18th century which are quite historically important. The general body ...


Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The material is arranged into Exhibits, Evidence and Submissions. Warning: A number of the Exhibit folders contain images which may cause distress. Exhibits are arranged into bundles, each of which have an index attached. Evidence is broken down into 43 bound volumes covering the 172 days of the Tribunal and including an index volume (MS 33/2/44). Submissions are comprised of a bound volume of sub ...

An act for sale of part of the estate of Thomas Lord Baron of Caher

Private acts of parliament

Tipperary Studies

This is a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential and of course male) who for example wanted a divorce or who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property had to finance a private act of parliament to achieve his ends. The various acts range from an act concerning fines in the County Palatine of Tipperary ...

Marlfield House Clonmel

The Bagwell Papers

Tipperary Studies

This is a large collection of papers relating to the Bagwell family of Tipperary. It relates entirely to estate matters from the 17th century Butler Ormonde interest to the end of the 20th century when the Bagwell connection with Clonmel finally ended. The Bagwell home, Marlfield, was burned during the Civil War and many personal papers were lost. The collection deals with the getting and letting ...

An appeal to the public by James Tandy

Irish Office Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

This collection (1500 items) includes parliamentary material from the Irish House of Lords and a collection of political pamphlets and essays commenting on political, social, economic and religious issues of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ortelius map of Ireland

Dublin Castle Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The Dublin Castle collection (6,800 items) contains a variety of formats including historical monographs, maps, periodicals, cartoons, prints and pamphlets. The collection is particularly distinct in its holdings of visual and periodical material. Given the wide range of publication dates, major themes and topics of Irish history are represented. These include materials relating to: The 1641 rebel ...

Ewart Map A 1680

Hibernica Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

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 established in 1929 with a deposit of 1000 volumes from the personal library of R.M. Henry (Profess ...

Kevin Boyle Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

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 contributions to the discipline of human rights. The Collection was donated to NUIG by Joan Boyle an ...

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).