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17 May 2023

Library lunchtime lecture: Window on the Irish soul – a century of Irish stamps

Join us for a library lecture on Ireland’s stamps and changing national image by Stephen Ferguson, An Post Archivist & Museum Curator.

15 August 2023

Library lunchtime lecture: A century of Irish stamps

To help us celebrate National Heritage Week 2023, Stephen Ferguson, An Post Archivist & Museum Curator will deliver a lunchtime lecture at RIA Library on Ireland’s stamps and changing national image.

11 September 2023

Exhibition: Ireland and the birth of Europe

This illustrated exhibition tells the story of the part played by Irish scholars and missionaries in the early history of the European idea.

Library, Exhibition
22 September 2023

Culture Night at the Royal Irish Academy

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Irish Academy will once again be participating in Culture Night on Friday 22 September 2023 and will be open to the public from 17:00 to 21:00.

Library, Digital Repository of Ireland, Irish Historic Towns Atlas
22 September 2023

Culture Night: Explore our Library

Come and visit the nineteenth century Reading Room, our library collection of over 116,000 items is at the heart of the Royal Irish Academy.

06 October 2023

Gone and forgotten?: reflections on the Roman empire in early Ireland

Join us for a lunchtime library lecture as part of the Dublin Festival of History on early Irish writer's representations of Imperial Rome by Dr Damian Bracken, UCC School of History.

08 November 2023

Exhibition: The Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853

This exhibition tells the story of the Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853 which took place on the grounds of Leinster House, Dublin.

Library, Exhibition
14 December 2023

HER-ald: HER archives, literature, documents

Join us for an interdisciplinary one-day seminar which aims to enhance the visibility of Irish women in archival collections.

09 April 2024

Library lunchtime lecture | Cynthia Longfield and the St George expedition of 1924: the making of an entomologist

The Library is holding a lunchtime lecture to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Cynthia Longfield's adventure on the St George Expedition.

24 April 2024

Institutional and private libraries in early modern Ireland

Dr Máire Kennedy and Dr Jason McElligott share the history of private and institutional libraries in early modern Ireland.

Library, Historical Studies Committee