Politics

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 ...

A sketch of Lough Derg with a boat and small islands in the background

Grimsby Convent Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The Grimsby Convent Collection contains 91 hard copy books, pamphlets and journals. The collection contains no unique materials, but books of an Irish interest, especially with regards to Ecclesiastical and General Historical studies. Many of the books and journals have been digitised.

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 ...

David Beers Quinn

David Beers Quinn Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Click here for a full listing of the David Beers Quinn Collection. **Not on Library Catalogue** A collection of material written or edited by the renowned historian Professor David Beers Quinn (1909-2002). It includes monographs, journal articles, book chapters, lectures and conference papers concerning topics such as exploration, discovery, colonisation and Irish history. The materials were gener ...

Cardinal Cahal Daly

Daly Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009) bequeathed his entire personal library to Queen's in 2009. It is a collection of ten thousand books, journals and pamphlets, mostly of theological, philosophical, and Irish historical and cultural interest. The Cardinal Daly Seminar Room on the First Floor of the McClay Library also contains a bust of Cardinal Daly and four Charles McAuley oil paintings also kindly ...

SCARMAN TRIBUNAL COLLECTION

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 ...

Forster Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The letters contain detailed discussions considering the role of the arts, expose Forster’s insecurities and anxiety regarding his creative output, and provide insight into the conception and development of hugely significant literary works, not only by Forster and Reid but numerous established and new writers in the early part of the twentieth century. Such works include Forster’s A Passage to In ...

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Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. Originally dated c. 1602-1610, the maps in this collection were copied at the Ordnance Survey Office in Southampton and published by Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., in 1861. It is made up of 2 key parts: Richard Bartlett's maps of Ulster, and the Bodley maps. The fir ...

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Hibernia Regnum Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Hibernia Regnum Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. This survey of the Baronies of Ireland is made up two sets: Ulster and Munster; and Leinster and Connaught. The collection includes 141 maps of the Ulster and Munster Provinces. Of these, there are 105 individual maps and 36 duplicates. The collection also houses 148 maps ...

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Ewart Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Ewart Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. It was originally assembled by Belfast collector and linen merchant, Lavens M. Ewart J. P. (1845-1898). It was formally presented to Queen's University in 1954 by Ewart's grandchildren, Dr. Vivian Lutwyche, Dr. Violet Lutwyche, and Miss Lenore Dawson. A number of complementary maps ...