These collections include approximately 20,000 specimens. Most of our birds are preserved as study skins. A full catalogue has been completed, with all specimens of skins, mounted skins and skeletons in a spreadsheet. Contact the curator for any specific enquiries.

Online Resources

Ireland’s birding organisation with fact sheets

Birds Ireland Irish bird information and activities

Images of Irish birds 


The complete guide to Ireland’s birds

Eric Dempsey and Michael Gill, 2002, Gill and Macmillan, London

The life of birds

David Attenborough, 1998, BBC Books, London

Ireland’s lost birds

Gordon D’Arcy, 1999, Four Courts Press, Dublin

A list of the birds of Ireland

Robert Ruttledge, 1980, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

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