Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Late Opening at Archives and Special Collections

Don't forget - the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is open until 9pm this evening (Tuesday) and every Tuesday.

Special Collections material include a wealth of rare and antiquarian books from the 15th Century up to present day as well as extensive collections of maps, newspapers (local and national), theses and other collections

Archival collections range in date from the 15th Century and cover a wide array of disciplines from local history (Galway Town Commissioners) landed estate collections detailing land and land ownership, local politics, local economy from across the West of Ireland, an array of theatre archives such as the Druid Theatre Archive, Thomas Kilroy Archive, Siobhan McKenna Papers, Galway Arts Festival and Taibhdhearc na Gailimhe archive; literary archives such as John McGahern Collection; Political, Human Rights and Northern Ireland papers such as Brendan Duddy, Ruairi O'Bradaigh and Prof. Kevin Boyle papers among many others.

Our new facilities and reading room allow you the space to consult these rare and original items in alignment with leading digital projects such as the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive - now available at the Reading Room.

Do get in touch and call by to find our more abut the services and collections as well as to use one of the most unique and engaging study areas on campus. All students are welcome. The Reading Room is located at the rear corridor of the ground floor of the Hardiman building of the new extension to the Hardiman Library. We hope to see you!

For more on our collections please click here

For an online guide for our digitised and other archival collections please click here.

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