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09 Jul - 30 Apr

'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century

Exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century 

Library, Exhibition
27 Mar

'A precious boon' in difficult times - Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters

Dr Margaret Ward will give the second lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.

Library
29 Mar

'Democracy, Truth and Trust in Europe'

This Academy Discourse by Professor Michele Nicoletti, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Trento, Italy and Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.is part of a...

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
03 Apr

'Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?’: The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press

Dr Lucy Collins will give the third lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.

Library
04 Apr - 04 Apr

Rural Conversation No. 3: 'Building vibrant and sustainable communities in rural Ireland'

Waterford IT hosts the final event in a series of three Rural Conversations discussing the policy measures required to support vibrant, resilient and sustainable communities in rural Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee
10 Apr

Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane Bonnell and Mary Jones

Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford will give the fourth lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.

Library
15 Apr

Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation

This Academy Discourse by Professor Wayne Powell (SRUC), is part of a discourse series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
17 Apr

The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will give the fifth and final lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.

Library
18 Apr

Unexpectedly a Republic

A panel discussion on the 70th anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic.

Public Lecture
01 May

'Social media and democracy: How do we balance rights and responsibilities?'

Panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities that digital and social media opens in our society and the growing case, across Europe, for online content regulation and controls.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

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