THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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.

Read more about the RIA

Talks and chat from the authors of 'A History of Ireland in 100 Words'

When

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 19:30 - 20:30

Where

Online

Tickets

Free but ticketed

Join Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner, MRIA, for talks and chat about Irish words, tales and history.

A History of Ireland in 100 Words, by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner was published by the Royal Irish Academy in October 2019.

Covering a vast range of subjects, including murder, bee-keeping, star-gazing and hair-styles, the aim of the book was to explore the history of Gaelic Ireland in the words used by its people. Subsequently shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019, A History of Ireland in 100 Words has attracted extensive media coverage since its launch, including a cover feature in the Irish Times Saturday magazine.

A stunning mobile exhibition, based on the book and entitled 'A History of Ireland in 10 Words', opened at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, in September 2020. In celebration, the authors invite you to join them for a 'virtual gathering', exploring Irish words, tales and history in a series of short presentations followed by open conversation for which questions from the audience are warmly welcomed.

This online gathering will be conducted using Zoom. Please register for a link to join.

Tabhair tacaíocht do thodhchaí an léinn in Éirinn

Make a donation