The Oireachtas Library & Research Service holds a collection of historical documents dating from the 16th century.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.
Read all about Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and The United Irishman newspaper he published while living in exile in New York in the late 19th century. The Oireachtas Library holds more than 450 issues of The United Irishman, part of our Dublin Castle collection.
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!
Treasures of the Oireachtas Library
Listen to this discussion about the Treasures of the Oireachtas Library on Morning Ireland.
The documents of the Dáil during its revolutionary period (1918-1923) are now available online. They give a remarkable insight into the day-to-day work of the early Dáil and its offices. The collection, comprising more than 66,000 pages, was digitised by the National Archives of Ireland in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas as part of the centenary of the First Dáil.