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24 September 2020

Talks and chat from the authors of 'A History of Ireland in 100 Words'

Join Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner, MRIA, for talks and chat about Irish words, tales and history.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Public Lecture
01 October 2020

'A history of Ireland in 10 words' exhibition

Visit our touring exhibition based on the award-winning book A history of Ireland in 100 words at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge
30 October 2020

Apple-tricks and summer-set: Irish words and stories of Hallowe'en

Join the authors of A History of Ireland in 100 Words for a virtual gathering with a Hallowe'en theme.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge
02 November 2020

Shaw talk: Shaw and Legacy

Celebrating the launch of a special issue to mark 40 years of the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies: SHAW 40.2 on 'Shaw and Legacy' .

Publications, Judging Shaw
03 December 2020

Catching the Worm with William C. Campbell

Join us for a captivating conversation with RIA author and Nobel laureate William C. Campbell, as part of Dublin Book Festival.

Publications, Public Lecture
08 July 2021

How linguistics can help the historian, with Anthony Harvey and Dónal Byrne

Join RTÉ’s Dónal Byrne in conversation with RIA author Anthony Harvey to celebrate the launch of How linguistics can help the historian

17 September 2021

Culture Night 2021: Shelfmarks

Join us for a special Culture Night episode of Shelfmarks, a podcast series looking at Irish nature writing from our podcaster-in-residence Zoë Comyns.

01 October 2021

A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words

Join RIA authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words for a virtual event organised by Princeton University, NJ.

Publications, Seminar
10 November 2021

Ireland 1922: Women in Independence, Debate and Civil war

Join Diarmaid Ferriter, Hilary Dully and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid in conversation with Marie Coleman as part of Dublin Book Festival

13 November 2021

Rathmines: A Walking Tour with Dr Séamas Ó Maitiú

Join RIA author Séamas Ó Maitiú for a walk through Rathmines as part of Dublin Book Festival

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas