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Falkiner and the Origins of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland

Friday, 25 August 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the second post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Amy Mitchell reports on the fascinating document she found while working on the collections. 

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Academy House closed on Friday, 18 August

Thursday, 17 August 2023

The Academy (including the Library) will be closed on Friday, 18 August to facilitate building upgrade works. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Listen back: 'A century of Irish stamps'

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

To help us celebrate National Heritage Week 2023, Stephen Ferguson, An Post Archivist & Museum Curator delivered a lunchtime lecture at RIA Library on Ireland’s stamps and changing national image.


Culture Night 2023

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Irish Academy will once again be participating in Culture Night on Friday 22 September 2023 and will be open to the public from 17:00 to 21:00.

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Bishops and Bullion – Papers of Charles Haliday

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The Library is delighted to announce our UCD Student Blog Series.

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Library Closure dates 2023

Thursday, 8 June 2023

The Library will be closed in 2023 on the following dates:


Irish History Online – To Infinity and Beyond!

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

In the latest Library blog post Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy gives an update on the work being done by the Irish History Online (IHO) team.

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Listen to the 'Leabhar Breac' Conference

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Listen to talks given during The Leabhar Breach conference which explored the historical, ecclesiastical, literary and illustrative aspects of An Leabhar Breac, this most impressive example of a predominantly religious...


More Gabriel Beranger antiquarian watercolours deposited at the DRI and The Watercolour World

Friday, 14 April 2023

New images from the Royal Irish Academy Library’s Beranger collection of eighteenth-century watercolour drawings are now preserved digitally.

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On the importance of preserving lantern slide collections

Thursday, 13 April 2023

In the latest Library Blog post, Rebecca Cairns explores the photographic collection of Robert Lloyd Praeger (1865-1953) at the Royal Irish Academy.

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