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Culture Night 2023

Friday 22 September, 17:00-21:00

Come and join us on Culture Night 2023, we will have lots of cultural activities for all ages! Explore the Royal Irish Academy - a Georgian gem tucked away on Dawson Street. View the earliest example of Irish writing - the 6th century Cathach, have a go at some ogham writing and colouring (suitable for 4-12 years) and visit our current exhibition; browse the pop-up bookshop; delve into the maps and texts from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas programme; learn how dictionaries are compiled with the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources; discover the wonderful online collections of the Digital Repository of Ireland, and talk to staff members from the National Open Research Forum (NORF), and the Discovery Programme.

No booking required and walk-ins welcome on the night.

What's happening

More to explore

The Academy has more resources that you can access online, from the digital collections of the Academy library to a variety of online exhibitions, podcasts, videos, blogs and a series of articles uncovering the histories of Grangegorman

Browse the digital collections of the Royal Irish Academy library

Library Digital Collections »

Explore Grangegorman’s Histories with a series of short introductory articles uncovering the histories of Grangegorman.

Explore Grangegorman's Histories »

Academy discourse series bringing thought leaders to the Academy to discuss important contemporary issues.   

Watch lectures from our Discourse series »

Blogs and podcasts providing evidence-based research and analysis on the most significant questions of policy and public debate facing the island of Ireland, north and south

ARINS: Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South »

Our Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee regularly publish article discussing climate change.

Climate Change Blog »

Zoë Comyns looks at the collections and library holdings in the Academy to explore how people have written about and observed our natural world over the centuries.

Shelfmarks »