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The RIA Library’s collaboration with the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Friday, 24 March 2023

The latest library guest blog by Dr David Brown, Senior Researcher for the Virtual Treasury of Ireland, looks at how the Royal Irish Academy Library is helping to replace historical records destroyed by fire in 1922.

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Update to RIA Library reading room services

Monday, 16 January 2023

Extension of daily opening hours.


Royal Irish Academy Library Lectures come of age in 2022!

Monday, 19 December 2022

The latest library guest blog features former Academy Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick’s reflections on the development of the Library’s long-running series of lunchtime lectures.

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Holiday Opening Hours

Friday, 16 December 2022

Season's Greetings to all our members and friends!

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Update to RIA Library reading room services

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Library closure: 24 December 2022 - 9 January 2023.


Archives of William McFadden Orr MRIA, FRS

Monday, 28 November 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Brian Patrick McArdle reflects on the Royal Irish Academy’s archive collection of William McFadden Orr MRIA, FRS (1866–1934).

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Jan Łukasiewicz, Professor of Mathematical Logic at the Royal Irish Academy

Monday, 7 November 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Dr Eoin Kinsella, Managing Editor, Dictionary of Irish Biography reflects on the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) exhibition about the life and career of Professor Jan Łukasiewicz (1878–...

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The Darley Collection deposited at The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI)

Thursday, 27 October 2022

The Darley Collection of eighteenth-century chimneypiece drawings are now under the long-term stewardship of the DRI.

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Sisters II lecture series

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Sisters II continues the celebration of sisterhood by exploring the lives and achievements of another four families of sisters who made their mark on Irish life. If you missed any of the lectures you can listen to them...