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19 February 2020

‘The three Aristotles of James Joyce’

A free lunchtime lecture by Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, UCD. Followed by a recital of Irish songs from the works of James Joyce with accompaniment by guitarist John Feeley.

Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, Public Lecture
26 February 2020

‘An English take on an Irish Character: John Henry Newman’s Irish printing-type’

Library Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Dermot McGuinne

Library, Public Lecture
09 March 2020

Online exhibition: Creative women of Ireland: artists and writers from the archives

Online exhibition: From little known artists to well-established writers, this exhibition turns the spotlight on creative women from the Academy’s archives.

Library, Exhibition
11 March 2020

Nuala and her sisters: the daughters of Aodh Ó Domhnaill and An Iníon Dubh

Library Lunchtime Lecture series 'Sisters II'. Dr Pádraig Ó Macháin, Professor of Modern Irish, UCC, will give the first lecture in this new series.

Library, Public Lecture
20 June 2020

Aon amharc ar Éirinn: Gaelic families and their manuscripts

Online exhibition exploring the themes of memory and narrative of Irish history, poetry, law, medicine and religion, as well as the stories of those who made these great books of Ireland.  

Library, Exhibition
30 March 2021

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

This year marks the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colm Cille. To celebrate, the Royal Irish Academy Library has curated a new online exhibition on the most famous relic associated with the saint, the Cathach of...

25 August 2021

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

Library Lunchtime Lecture Series, in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, celebrating the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille. 

17 August 2022

Sisters II lunchtime lecture - The seventeenth-century Boyle sisters and their letters

The Royal Irish Academy Library is delighted to present this Sisters II lunchtime lecture as part of Heritage Week.

Library, Publications
23 September 2022

Culture Night 2022 - Library activities

Discover Library Special Collections.

23 September 2022

Madam Dragonfly: Cynthia Longfield, 1896-1991

A library exhibition of journals and photographs recording Cynthia Longfield’s travels with a selection of rare entomological works.