Welcome – Fáilte
CARTLANN AERACH na hÉIREANN
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The Irish Queer Archive contains the most comprehensive collection of material in Ireland relating to homosexuality and general queer studies.
There are over a quarter million press cuttings from the late 1960s onwards, a library of over 250 international titles (the earliest, a US title, dates from 1951), a complete set of every every lesbian/gay title published since 1974 on the island of Ireland, and a fascinating collection of audiovisual material, photographs and slides, flyers, posters, badges and other ephemera.
The Irish Queer Archive – a vast collection of material which provides fascinating and valuable insights into the social, cultural and political history of the LGBT communities in an Irish and international context during the latter half of the 20th century – was presented in 2008 to the National Library of Ireland following a decision to donate it by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation.
At the time of writing (Nov 2009) much of the material remains to be filed and indexed. As a result, there may be some delays in accessing the collections.
IQA is a living archive and continues to accept donations and deposits.
If you have a query regarding any aspect of the collections please contact NLI in the first instance or
Tonie Walsh email@example.com