The Oireachtas Library & Research Service holds a collection of historical documents dating from the 16th century. In these exhibitions we highlight some of the fascinating items in our collection. Search our catalogue if you are looking for something specific, or if you would like to browse the entire collection.

In the display case

Each month, the Oireachtas Library & Research Service exhibits selected treasures from the Oireachtas collection in a display case in Leinster House. Take a look at the selection for this and previous months.

 

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library

Digital exhibition

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library

To celebrate the centenary of the First Dáil we invited guest curators to explore the treasures in our collection and choose their favourites. Browse our galleries of images, video and text to learn more about our Special Collections and search our library catalogue to see what you can find!

Online catalogue

Search the complete collections of historical documents and Documents Laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Ireland through the decades

Digital exhibition

Ireland through the decades

This exhibition highlights documents laid before the Oireachtas in each decade since 1920. It provides an insight into some of the significant events in Irish society over the last ninety years.

Approaches to mental health

Digital exhibition

Approaches to mental health

This exhibition traces the major shift in the provision of care for the mentally ill and destitute from the 19th century to the early years of the 20th century.