Ask About Ireland is an initiative of the public library service in Ireland. The website is managed by  Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Site design by WebFactory.

Demonstration video of the Ask about Ireland website:

Binary Ask about Ireland Demonstration Video
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Site Contributors

Much of the information on this site was provided by Public Libraries. Links to their websites are available through

Irish Library and Information Organisations (public, national, academic and other libraries) (online library loan service)
Library Association of Ireland
CILIP Ireland (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Ireland)
LISC (Library and Information Services Council, Northern Ireland)
CONUL (Consortium of Ireland's main research libraries)
National Library of Ireland (New special feature: Digital Photographs Online - includes the Lawrence, Poole, and Independent Newspaper collections)
Learn About Archives (hosted by the Society of Archives Ireland: archival material available online)

Culture and Heritage Sites (Gateway to Ireland's cultural resources)
Heritage Council
CNCI (Council of National Cultural Institutions)
NIAH (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage)

Education Sites
NCTE (National Centre for Technology in Education)
NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)
PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers)

International Links

Europe Direct (access to EU information, provided by Irish public libraries)
The European Library (free access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe)
CYMAL (Museums Archives and Libraries, Wales)
CILIP England (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, England)
CILIP Wales (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Wales)
CILIP Scotland (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Scotland)
SLA (School Library Association)
The Arts Council (England)
The National Archives (England)
NAPLE (National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe)
EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations)
IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
EuropeanaLocal (access to millions of cultural digital objects and metadata from 27 countries)

Environment Links

Environmental Protection Agency   -
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government -  
Sustainable Energy Ireland - 
European Environment Agency -
Information campaign on energy efficiency for Ireland -
Green Schools –
United Nations Environment Programme - 

Other links to environmental organisations are available in the ENFO section