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20 November 2019

The politicization of the harp through Moore's Irish melodies

Professor Úna Hunt will give the fifth and final lecture in our series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'. Listen back.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
13 January 2020

The Books of Knockninny: manuscripts, culture and society in 18th-century Fermanagh

An exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the compilation of the 'Book of Knockninny' and related manuscripts commissioned by Brian Mág Uidhir of Knockninny, County Fermanagh, in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Exhibition
22 January 2020

Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Find out more about Moore! An exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. 

Library, Exhibition
29 January 2020

Séamus Mág Uidhir and the Book(s) of Knockninny

Library Lunchtime Lecture. Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA, will give the first lecture in our series on The Books of Knockninny: the Maguires and their manuscripts in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
01 February 2020

A celebration of Irish women

An exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day

Publications, 1916 Centenary, Exhibition
05 February 2020

‘Me Guidhir Fhearmanach’ : text and context

Library Lunchtime Lecture. Dr Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, DCU, will give the second lecture in our series on The Books of Knockninny: the Maguires and their manuscripts in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
09 March 2020

Online exhibition: Creative women of Ireland: artists and writers from the archives

Online exhibition: From little known artists to well-established writers, this exhibition turns the spotlight on creative women from the Academy’s archives.

Library, Exhibition
06 April 2020

Online exhibition: A history of Ireland in 10 words

Enjoy our online exhibition based on the book A history of Ireland in 100 words to inspire fresh interest in the Irish language by revealing connections between words we still use and words used in a bygone age while...

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Irish Language, Literature and Celtic Cultures Committee, Exhibition
20 June 2020

Aon amharc ar Éirinn: Gaelic families and their manuscripts

Online exhibition exploring the themes of memory and narrative of Irish history, poetry, law, medicine and religion, as well as the stories of those who made these great books of Ireland.  

Library, Exhibition
28 June 2020

Online exhibition: Catching the worm

Enjoy our online exhibition based on Catching the worm, the memoir of William C. Campbell, Ireland's only Nobel prizewinner for Medicine.

Publications, Exhibition