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'Making St Brigit real in the early middle ages' by Elva Johnston

Thursday, 1 February 2024

Brigit has been treated differently to Irish male saints, becoming a secondary character in her own biographies, reductively overshadowed by a barely attested goddess. 


Holiday Opening Hours

Monday, 25 December 2023

Season's Greetings to all our members and friends!

Library, Publications

Knowth megalithic art volume and related resources added to ‘Excavations at Knowth’ collection in the DRI

Thursday, 30 November 2023

The megalithic art of the passage tombs at Knowth, County Meath, by George Eogan MRIA and Elizabeth Shee Twohig MRIA, is now available as an online, open access resource in the Digital Repository of Ireland.


Town & Country launch and 'Mapping places, mapping people' lecture

Thursday, 23 November 2023

Town & Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Vanessa Harding, chair, Historic Towns Trust last night following a lecture by Howard Clarke 'Mapping places, mapping people: Dublin...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

'Death in Irish prehistory' officially launched on All Saints' Day

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Death in Irish prehistory was officially launched by poet, essayist and undertaker Thomas Lynch on 1 November 2023 in the Royal Irish Academy. 


Brendan Kelly interviewed on RTÉ Radio 1 by Claire Byrne

Friday, 20 October 2023

Asylum: Inside Grangegorman author Brendan Kelly appeared on yesterday's RTÉ Radio 1 show Today with Claire Byrne.

Publications, Grangegorman Histories

'Asylum: Inside Grangegorman' officially launched this week

Thursday, 12 October 2023

Professor Brendan Kelly's book was officially launched by Dr Stephanie O'Keefe (HSE) and Niall Breslin earlier this week in the Lower House in Grangegorman

Publications, Grangegorman Histories

ARINS Blog: The Politics of Cultural Loss

Thursday, 21 September 2023

In our latest ARINS blog Mary Evans Professor Emeritus at LSE discusses the Politics of Cultural loss.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

ARINS podcast 25: ARINS/IT survey - why do we focus on focus groups?

Thursday, 7 September 2023

In this ARINS Podcast hosted by Rory Montgomery, Professor Jennifer Todd from UCD and Professor John Doyle DCU discuss their recent article with co-author Dr Joanne McEvoy (University of Aberdeen) titled 'Time for...

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Culture Night: Pop-up bookshop

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

You won't want to miss the opportunity to browse our recent publications, meet the Publications team and avail of special Culture Night discounts on our books!