Please follow the links below to find out more about specific collections. See the Accessing Manuscripts section to find out how to consult these collections.

Gaelic Manuscripts
Covering a wide range of subjects from literature to dinnseanchas (place-lore) dating from the fourteenth to twentieth century.

Political Interest
Extensive collections exploring the development of the Irish nationalist movements from the eighteenth century onwards, including the personal papers of Irish politicians such as Daniel O’Connell and Sean T O’Kelly.

Social, Economic and Labour History
Covering the progress of the labour and trade union movements, and economic development in Ireland from the 19th century onwards.

Women's History
Collections relating to individual women and organisations pertinent to the history of women and the women’s movement in Ireland.

Other Collections
Including military, music, art and architecture collections.

Landed Estate Papers and Deeds
The personal lives and careers of the landed families and their relationship with their tenants are revealed in these fascinating collections.

Collections of correspondence, diaries, drafts and notes of writers, such as Maria Edgeworh, W.B.Yeats and Colm Toibín, give an insight into Ireland’s rich literary tradition

Ireland’s theatre tradition is reflected in the considerable collections of papers of notable playwrights and papers relating to famous theatres such as the Abbey Theatre.

Manuscripts on Microfilm
Microfilms of manuscripts of Irish interest held in libraries and archives all over the world.

Manuscript Maps
Maps providing an interesting insight into the changing topography and history of Ireland from the twelfth century to the eighteenth century.
‘A Survey of the City of Dublin …' by Thomas Philips, 1685. Ms.2557
‘A Survey of the City of Dublin …' by Thomas Philips, 1685. Ms.2557
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