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09 Mar - 23 Dec

Online exhibition: Creative women of Ireland: artists and writers from the archives

Online exhibition: From little known artists to well-established writers, this exhibition turns the spotlight on creative women from the Academy’s archives.

Library, Exhibition
06 Apr - 31 Dec

Online exhibition: A history of Ireland in 10 words

Enjoy our online exhibition based on the book A history of Ireland in 100 words to inspire fresh interest in the Irish language by revealing connections between words we still use and words used in a bygone...

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Irish Language, Literature and Celtic Cultures Committee, Exhibition
28 Jun - 15 Nov

Online exhibition: Catching the worm

Enjoy our online exhibition based on Catching the worm, the memoir of William C. Campbell, Ireland's only Nobel prizewinner for Medicine.

Publications, Exhibition
20 Jul - 02 Nov

Online exhibition: Judging Shaw

Enjoy our online exhibition based on Judging Shaw by Fintan O'Toole to inspire fresh interest in Shaw’s life, work and legacy.

Publications, Judging Shaw
02 Sep - 31 Oct

'A history of Ireland in 10 words' exhibition

Remember our touring exhibition that had to be stored away for lockdown? You can now view it at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Exhibition
29 Sep

Using FAIR data from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector

The DRI and RDA, with the support of Europeana Research, are holding a webinar on the benefits of using FAIR data in the GLAM sectors.

Digital Repository of Ireland
30 Sep - 04 Oct

Dublin Festival of History – Dublin 1847: maps and themes

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Frank Cullen will discuss various aspects of Dublin from the Ordnance Survey town plans of 1847.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
01 Oct - 27 Nov

'A history of Ireland in 10 words' exhibition

Visit our touring exhibition based on the award-winning book A history of Ireland in 100 words at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge
02 Oct

Learning from pandemics: a century of experience

Conversation 5 in the RIA Online Conversation Series: Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis explores historical lessons from major episodes of infectious disease during the past century. What can we learn from...

Policy and International Relations
02 Oct

Institutional experience of the “Spanish” flu and COVID-19 in Ireland

Join Grangegorman Histories for this fascinating discussion on institutional experiences of pandemics with Catriona Crowe, MRIA. Dr Cillian de Gascun, Dr Ida Milne, Luke O'Neill, MRIA and Fintan O'Toole, MRIA.


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