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Academy Research Open DayMonday, 5 September 2022
Join us on 4 October to learn more about our research projects, library and publications
Launch of ‘The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, County Meath’Wednesday, 22 June 2022
On the evening of the Summer Solstice, volume 7 of the Excavation at Knowth series was launched by the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan T.D., at the Knowth Visitor Centre.
Using the Atlas: IHTA Workshops 2022Tuesday, 24 May 2022
For the first time since 2019, the annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) meeting was held in Academy House, as well as a first hybrid event. Ten years on from Reading the maps publication, speakers were selected from...
IHTA Town and Country seminar series draws to a closeTuesday, 1 June 2021
Town and Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas had record numbers in attendance
Dictionary of Irish Biography now open accessWednesday, 17 March 2021
First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time at www....
Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.
Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'Thursday, 22 October 2020
After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.
Teaching resources on Medieval IrelandTuesday, 20 October 2020
RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.
Irish Historic Towns Atlas in third-level education: digital mappingMonday, 12 October 2020
In the Royal Irish Academy's educational resources series, Rachel Murphy (University of Limerick) discusses how GIS and the IHTA can be used in third-level history.
Irish Historic Towns Atlas in third-level education: printed and pdfsTuesday, 6 October 2020
In the Royal Irish Academy's educational resources series, Ruth McManus (Dublin City University) discusses how the printed Irish Historic Towns Atlas and IHTA Online can be used in third-level geography.