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Academy’s most prestigious medal awarded

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Professor Nicholas Canny MRIA, distinguished historian, received the RIA's premier award the Cunningham Medal

Membership, Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Cunningham Medal Presentation

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA was presented with the Royal Irish Academy's premier award, The Cunningham Medal on 7 March 2017.

Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

The DIB & the Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Cunningham Medal Presentation live stream

Friday, 3 March 2017

Watch Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA in conversation with Pat Guiry, MRIA on Tuesday, 7 March at 18:30 (GMT).

Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Cunningham Medal 2013-2014

Monday, 10 March 2014

Professor Patrick Honohan, MRIA, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, was awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Cunningham Medal at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday, 10 March 2014.

Cunningham Medal