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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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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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