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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09 May - 30 Aug

A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands

An exhibition by the Polish Embassy in Dublin exploring the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century.

17 Jun - 23 Dec

Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Find out more about Moore! A new exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

Library, Exhibition
19 Aug - 23 Aug

Heritage Week

Visit Academy House during Heritage Week, we have lots going on ...

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
23 Aug

Collecting history: A tour of Academy House & Library

This Heritage Week take a tour of the Royal Irish Academy and learn about the dedicated collectors of past times who helped build up its unique Library collections. 

20 Sep

Culture Night

Visit us on Culture Night, we have lots in store ...

Library, Publications, Digital Repository of Ireland, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Exhibition
25 Sep

Building Labs for Interdisciplinary Science: Janelia Farm and BioFrontiers

Lunchtime Lecture with Nobel Laureate Thomas Cech, Director, University of Colorado Boulder, BioFrontiers Institute.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee
01 Oct

How greater understanding of bat genetics can offer insights into human diseases

This Academy Discourse by bat expert Professor Emma Teeling, is the first in the 2019-20 Discourse Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
09 Oct

Re-imagining Moore

Professor Harry White, MRIA, will give the first lecture in our series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
10 Oct - 10 Oct

'Revealing the past: archaeological excavation and research in Ireland'

A biennial seminar presenting recent discoveries from archaeological excavation and research in Ireland supported by RIA grants funded by the National Monuments Service.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Seminar
16 Oct

Hamilton Lecture 2019: Parties, doughnuts and coloring: some problems in graph theory

To celebrate Hamilton's contribution to mathematics, we present our annual Lecture given by Professor Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day, Public Lecture


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