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01 February 2015

The Book of Ballymote and the Royal Irish Academy, 1785-2015

Online exhibition looking at some of the scholarly works undertaken on the Book of Ballymote an iconic and hugely important 14th century Irihs manuscript.

Library, Exhibition
22 February 2016

Intellectual life in Ireland, 1910-1920

An exhibition exploring aspects of Intellectual Life in Ireland, 1910-1920, through the prism of the Academy collections.

Exhibition, Library
04 July 2016

Representations of Jews in Irish Literature

Exhibition examining the portrayal of Jews and Jewishness in Ireland from the medieval period to the present day

Library, Exhibition
22 August 2016

Book of Fenagh 500th anniversary

An exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the making of the Book of Fenagh

Library, Exhibition
22 August 2016

Heritage Week 2016

Join us in the Library for our Heritage Week lectures and exhibition

Library, Exhibition
16 September 2016

Culture Night 2016

Step inside the Royal Irish Academy’s Georgian rooms and its splendid library this Culture Night

Library, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Exhibition
27 October 2016

‘Shakespeare lives through Kenneth Branagh on stage and screen’

A British Council exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library 

Library, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Exhibition
01 November 2016

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 28, Galway exhibition

An exhibition on Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 28 Galway/Gaillimh by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh will be on display in the Galway City Museum.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Exhibition
01 March 2017

Charitable property: the manuscripts of St Anne's Guild, Dublin

Free Library Lunchtime Lecture by Professor Colm Lennon, MRIA

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
08 May 2017

‘Friends in times of turmoil: the story of Consul Dobrzyński, the first Polish diplomat to Ireland’

A Polish Embassy exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, 8-17 May 2017. This exhibition will end Wednesday 17 May, 2pm. (No viewing Tuesday 16 May) 

Library, Exhibition