The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Tick tock goes the Library’s reading room clock

Friday, 28 January 2022

Latest Library Blog post. Anita Cooper looks at the clock in the RIA reading room and its maker J. Booth & Son of Dublin.

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Doegen Records Web Project deposited at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI)

Thursday, 27 January 2022

The Doegen Records Web Project is now under the stewardship of the DRI. Tionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen, The Doegen Records Web Project - Digital Repository of Ireland (

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RIA Library External Quality Review

Thursday, 16 December 2021

This report outlines the proceedings of the external quality review for the Royal Irish Academy Library.


Colum Cille 1500: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin / Columba 1500: Texts and Traditions

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

This series of Library Lunchtime Lectures was organised to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille, in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach.

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Library participation in OS200: digitally re-mapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

The library's Ordnance Survey collection is featuring in a new IRC/AHRC funded project that will celebrate the bicentenary of the survey in Ireland in 2024. The RIA and DRI are participating partners with Professor...


Virtual Tour of Academy House

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Join us on a virtual tour of Academy House and learn about the long history of the Royal Irish Academy, our wonderful and important Library collections and the history of the building which the Academy has called home...


Library re-opening

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

We are very pleased to announce the re-opening of the Academy Library following our annual stock-taking on a limited basis from Wednesday, 1 September 2021 from 10.00-13:00, 14:00-16:00.


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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