THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Culture Night 2020

Friday 18 September

This year the Royal Irish Academy invites you on a virtual visit to Academy House. The Royal Irish Academy, founded in 1785, is one of the oldest institutions in the country. Learn about its history, the splendid Georgian building it has called home for almost 170 years and its unique Library collections. Visit the Academy’s website on the night and explore the work of its publishing house, Library and research projects through online exhibitions, talks and tours. Click for culture!

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.