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Our specialisation

De Búrca Rare Books specialises in valuations for insurance, probate, exhibition and has carried out valuations for some of the most important libraries, both public and private throughout Ireland and the United States. Including the following:

Valuations Carried out by Eamonn and Will de Búrca

  • Abbey Theatre Collection – Delgany.
  • Ardbracken House Library, Dublin & Meath
  • Dermot Bolger Archive, Dublin.
  • Bianconi Archive at Kilboy, Co. Tipperary.
  • Blackrock College Library.
  • Belfast Central Library.
  • Maeve Binchy Collection, Dalkey.
  • Bono’s Collection, Temple Hill, Killiney.
  • Boston College Burns Library
  • Mary Campbell Library, Blackrock.
  • Carroll Foundation, London.
  • Harry Clarke – Burns Collection, Sacramento, California.
  • Jackie Clarke Republican Collection [including Proclamation], Ballina, Co. Mayo.
  • Clements Library, Killadoon, County Kildare
  • George Coffey Archive, Newtownmountkennedy.
  • Clonfert Diocesan Archive.
  • Colman Doyle Photographic Archive for National Library.
  • Cork County Library & Arts Service.
  • Anthony Cronin Archive, Dublin.
  • Lord Courtown Family Archive.
  • Emo Court Library.
  • Dominican Library, Galway.
  • Donegal Central Library.
  • Dublin Neurological Library, Eccles Street.
  • Dublin Writers Museum.
  • Dundalk Museum Republican Archive Exhibition
  • Farmleigh Library, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
  • Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance), Seattle.
  • Focus Theatre Archive, Dublin.
  • Marese Gallagher Collection, Carrickmines.
  • NUIG Galway Archive.
  • An Garda Siochána – National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
  • An Garda Siochána – Fine Arts Division, Harcourt Square.
  • Genealogical Office, Kildare Street, Dublin.
  • Daniel H. Gillman Library, Bray.
  • Glasnevin Cemeteries Group Archives.
  • Glenstal Abbey Library, County Limerick.
  • Godfrey Archive, Callinafercy House, County Kerry.
  • Maurice Harman Archive and Library, Dublin.
  • Charlie Haughey Library, Abbeville, Kinsealy.
  • Dr. Barry Hewson Map Library, Sheffield.
  • Declan Hanley – Books at Newtownmountkennedy
  • Aidan Heavey Library, Dublin & Athlone.
  • Dr. Paddy Henry Library, Sligo.
  • Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin.
  • Earl of Iveagh Library, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park.
  • Jesuit Library, Milltown Park, Dublin.
  • Ben Kiely’s Letters for NLI.
  • Kleinman Collection, Ballyoughteragh, Dingle.
  • Knight of Glin’s Library, Glin Castle, County Limerick.
  • Limerick City Library.
  • Brian Loughney Collection, Paris and Dublin.
  • Louis Le Brocquy, Dublin.
  • The Library at Luggala.
  • Lyons Demense Library and Archive.
  • Gus MacAmhlaigh Library, Roebuck, Dublin.
  • Proinseas Mac Aonghusa Archive, Dublin.
  • MacDermot ‘Prince of Coolavin’ Archive.
  • Seán Mac Diarmada Archive, Dublin
  • James P. McGill Collection, Manchester.
  • Edward MacLysaght Library, Blackrock.
  • Maddock Library, Rhode Island, USA.
  • Marsh’s Library, Dublin.
  • Marquis of Sligo’s Archive, Westport House.
  • Mary Robinson Archive, Massbrook, County Mayo.
  • Mourek, Anthony. Jack. B. Yeats Collection, Chicago.
  • National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.
  • National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
  • National Library of Ireland, Printed Books & Maps.
  • National Library of Ireland, Manuscripts Department.
  • National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.
  • Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards – Libraries of:
  • Armagh, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Ballynahinch, Belfast,
  • Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Derry, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Omagh.
  • Dr. Eoin O’Brien Beckett Collection, Dublin.
  • Flann O’Brien Archive – for Michéal Ó Nualláin, Dublin.
  • Cardinal O’Fiaich Library, Armagh.
  • Liam O’Flaherty Archive – Cashman Valuation.
  • Seán Ó Mórdha Archive, Clonskeagh, Dublin.
  • Sean Ó Riada Archive & Library, Cork.
  • Sarsfield O’Sullivan Library, Bute, Montana.
  • Purser Griffith Archive, Limerick & Dublin.
  • Queen’s University Belfast Library.
  • Monsgr. Joe Quinn Library, Knock Shrine.
  • Forest Reid – Stephen Gilbert Archive, Belfast.
  • Revenue Commissioners, Dublin Castle.
  • Roscommon County Library.
  • Royal College of Physicians’ Library, Dublin.
  • Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge.
  • Sáirséal agus Dill Archive, Dublin
  • School of Irish Studies, Ballsbridge.
  • Stanley Family Republican Archive.
  • Knollys Stokes Collection, Dublin.
  • Strabane District Council, County Tyrone.
  • Tony Sweeney Library, Dalkey.
  • Trinity College Dublin, Rare Books Department.
  • Trinity College Dublin, Manuscripts Department.
  • University of Limerick Gluxman Library.
  • Lily Yeats Collection for Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Yeats Family Archive in NLI for Revenue Commissioners

In the past, we have incorporated Fine Art valuations on collections for clients with the help of highly respected art valuer Carol


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