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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Falkiner and the Origins of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland

Friday, 25 August 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the second post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Amy Mitchell reports on the fascinating document she found while working on the collections. 

Library, Library Blog

Placing Our Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Cork video

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

During Heritage Week the premiere of the Cork atlas preview video took place.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Heritage Week Dublin Suburbs Walking Tours

Monday, 21 August 2023

The walking tours held in the South-East City, Drumcondra, Kilmainham, Rathmines and Clontarf sold out early for Heritage Week 2023. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Academy House closed on Friday, 18 August

Thursday, 17 August 2023

The Academy (including the Library) will be closed on Friday, 18 August to facilitate building upgrade works. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Grangegorman Lives: Dr Joseph Lalor

Thursday, 17 August 2023

The next addition to our Grangegorman Lives series is Dr Joseph Lalor (1811-1886), psychiatrist and Resident Medical Superintendent at the Richmond Asylum (1857-1886).

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

Listen back: 'A century of Irish stamps'

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

To help us celebrate National Heritage Week 2023, Stephen Ferguson, An Post Archivist & Museum Curator delivered a lunchtime lecture at RIA Library on Ireland’s stamps and changing national image.


DRI and FAIR-IMPACT – Making Research Data More FAIR

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to share that we have received a grant from the FAIR-IMPACT project to help make digital research objects within the Repository more FAIR (findable, accessible,...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Culture Night 2023

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Irish Academy will once again be participating in Culture Night on Friday 22 September 2023 and will be open to the public from 17:00 to 21:00.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Digital Repository of Ireland, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Clárbhainisteoir - Daonnachtaí

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

Tá iarratais á lorg ag an Acadamh do Bhainisteoir Cláir - Daonnachtaí. 


UK Young Academy opens second membership call

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

'The UK Young Academy is not just for academics', say exec group as second call for applications gets underway. Applications are open to early career candidates who are UK citizens or resident in the UK.

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