Latest News Articles
Quarks, Joyce and two twentieth-century physicists!Thursday, 5 December 2019
On 3 December the family of Professor Kevin Carroll, MRIA (1926-2016) presented the Academy with his signed first-edition copy of Finnegans Wake. We are delighted to receive this new addition to the Library's...
A Harp made for the Bard of Erin – John Egan’s Enterprising Product PlacementThursday, 28 November 2019
Thank you to Nancy Hurrell, our guest writer for this month's Library Blog post.
A King of Prussia, a Russian Grand Duke, an Indian Princess — and Thomas Moore — Ireland in Europe in 1821.Tuesday, 8 October 2019
For this month's Library blog post Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, takes a look at a very special new addition to our collections.
The mythical Island of Hy Brasil and the Book of O’LeesThursday, 19 September 2019
This month's Library blog post takes you on a journey to an enchanted island ...
The business of leisure: entertainment ephemera in the collection of the Royal Irish AcademyTuesday, 27 August 2019
For this month’s Library blog post Alison FitzGerald and Joy Sherwood of Maynooth University take a look at the weird and wonderful in popular entertainment of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Giving to the maps that keep on giving … Conservation of Ordnance Survey 6-inch maps (1833-46)Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Would you like to help sponsor a map?
Who was Paul Strzelecki?Wednesday, 17 July 2019
This month's Library Blog post takes a look at our current exhibition ‘A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands'
Thomas Moore at 240!Friday, 28 June 2019
In this month's Library blog post Harry White, MRIA, Professor of Music, University College Dublin, takes a look at our current exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe.
Discovering Thomas Moore’ exhibition and launch of ERIN websiteMonday, 17 June 2019
If you missed our Thomas Moore Exhibition, 17 June- 28 February 2020, you can listen back to the accompanying lectures and blog post on our exhibition page
Two women and the Royal Irish AcademyMonday, 27 May 2019
In this month's Library Blog post, Turlough O'Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, looks at the issues surrounding the election of women to the Royal Irish Academy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.