UCD Special Collections

“The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future”
Wendell Philips

UCD Special Collections houses a variety of unique book, archival and manuscript collections.

The archival collections contain a rich variety of material spanning four centuries of Irish history and culture, and encompassing such diverse subjects as literature, Gaelic language and folklore, music, genealogy and political history.The main printed collections consists of material from the Catholic University of Ireland and the Royal College of Science. It also includes books, pamphlets and journals on a variety of subjects spanning the 16th to the 21st century.

Enquiries are welcome to special.collections@ucd.ie or on 01 716 7149.