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George Boole celebrated at the Royal Irish Academy

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Emer Twomey looks at the celebrations in the RIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Boole’s The Laws of Thought.

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Columba 1500 / Colm Cille 1500

Monday, 16 August 2021

For Heritage Week 2021 view our exhibition: Columban Texts and Traditions / Taispeántas: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin Cholm Cille.

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My favourite item ...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Assistant Librarian, Sophie Evans, shows us her favourite item from the Library's collections. 

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Artworks to mark the feast of Colm Cille

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

The artworks were commissioned as part of the Colm Cille 1500 commemoration and were received in Academy House today.

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Congratulations and a fond farewell!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Our esteemed colleague Dr Bernadette Cunningham is retiring today after over twenty years at the Academy Library. 

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The Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy – an unfinished story

Monday, 31 May 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at the development of the Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy.

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Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

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7 new artworks to celebrate Colm Cille’s 1500th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the RIA with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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New online exhibition

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

The Cathach of Colum Cille: The story of an ancient Irish manuscript. 

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Pandora’s box: The re-discovery of the Cathach of Colum Cille

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Latest Library Blog post. With launch of the new online exhibition we head back to 1813 and look at the circumstances surrounding the 're-discovery' of the sixth-century manuscript, the Cathach. 

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