The collection is comprised of Protestant (& some Catholic) witness testimonies (from all social backgrounds) concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion. The testimonies document the loss of goods, military activity and the alleged crimes committed by the Irish insurgents.
The CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) Web site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also some material on society in the region. CAIN is located in the University of Ulster.
Taken in the years 1656-1658, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world. The survey sought to measure all the land to be forfeited by the Catholic Irish in order to facilitate its redistribution to English Protestants. The collection contains digital images of all the surviving Down Survey maps. It also includes GIS information from both historical & modern (Google Maps) sources.