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30 Mar - 31 Dec

The Cathach of Colum Cille: The story of an ancient Irish manuscript

This year marks the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colm Cille. To celebrate, the Royal Irish Academy Library has curated a new online exhibition on the most famous relic associated with the saint, the Cathach of...

25 Aug - 06 Oct

Colum Cille 1500: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin / Columba 1500: Texts and Traditions

Library Lunchtime Lecture Series, in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, celebrating the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille. 

17 Sep

Dublin in the Archives – digital collections exploring the city and county

Culture night event aimed at researchers, historians, archivists, librarians, cultural heritage enthusiasts, and anybody interested in learning more about the digital record of Dublin’s social, cultural, and historical...

Digital Repository of Ireland
17 Sep

Grangegorman Histories: Time-piece

Grangegorman Histories celebrates Culture Night with a podcast exploring the history of the turret clock timepiece in Grangegorman.  

17 Sep


Join us for a special Culture Night episode of Shelfmarks, a podcast series looking at Irish nature writing from our podcaster-in-residence Zoë Comyns.

28 Sep

Academy Discourse: Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography

Janet Browne Hon. MRIA explores the construction and reconstruction of Darwin's retrospective account of his life.

01 Oct

A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words

Join RIA authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words for a virtual event organised by Princeton University, NJ.

Publications, Seminar
07 Oct

Grangegorman Histories: historical language and terminology and the history

This online discussion with invited panellists will explore the evolution of language and terminology associated with mental illness. 

07 Oct

Rathmines through time and space: from medieval rath to flatland

As part of the Dublin Festival of History and to celebrate the publication of Rathmines, Séamas Ó Maitiú will discuss the development of the Dublin suburb. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
14 Oct

Revealing the Past

A biennial seminar presenting recent archaeological excavation and research projects supported by the National Monuments Service, Queen's University Belfast and the Historic Environments Division, Department for...

Standing Committee for Archaeology


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