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Organised in partnership with the Dublin Festival of History, learn about the architecture and early beginnings of this eighteenth century Georgian townhouse. From there we will trace the history and people of the Academy from its inception in 1785. To finish we will delve into the collections of the Royal Irish Academy Library – home of the sixth century Irish manuscript The Cathach of St Colmcille.

Please note that the maximum number per tour is 35. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. Ticket sales will open on Monday 29 July at 10:00am.

Image: The gallery of the Meeting Room, Royal Irish Academy.


If you have any queries or are unable to make the tour, please email to cancel your ticket so that we may offer it to another patron.

Access requirements

Have you got any access requirements that we can assist you with, so that you can fully engage with our event? Please let us know by contacting our Access Officer in advance of the event, by email: