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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16 October 2015

Hamilton Day Public Conversation and Prize Giving 2015

On Hamilton day the Academy will host a Public Conversation with a number of leading Irish researchers. This event will aim to examine networks and their applications from different perspectives. The speakers will cover...

Grants and Awards, Hamilton Day
15 February 2016

Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grants Awards Ceremony

The Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Awards ceremony will be held in Academy House on Monday 15 February 2016 at 18:00.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards
09 March 2017

2017 class of ‘Charlemont Scholars’ Award Ceremony

From fairy folklore, to slug control and cardiovascular regeneration – a flavour of some of the research projects being awarded to the 2017 class of Charlemont Scholars.

Grants and Awards
13 September 2018

R.J. Hunter Fellowship Event

R.J. Hunter Fellowship Event with papers by Dr Gerard Farrell (TCD) and Dr David Heffernan (QUB).

Grants and Awards
10 October 2019

'Revealing the past: archaeological excavation and research in Ireland'

A biennial seminar presenting recent discoveries from archaeological excavation and research in Ireland supported by RIA grants funded by the National Monuments Service.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Seminar
28 January 2020

RIA Presidential Discourse and presentation of Cunningham Medal

The Presidential Discourse by Peter Kennedy will be on the topic 'Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy.' This  Discourse is part of our 2019/20 Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Discourse Series
20 February 2020

Eoin O’Mahony Bursary Event

Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish history grant recipients present on outcomes of their completed research projects as funded through the scheme

Grants and Awards
20 April 2023

A conversation with Michel Déon Prize winner, François Cérésa

Mary Gallagher MRIA in conversation with the 2021 winner of the Michel Deón Prize, François Cérésa.

Grants and Awards, Public Lecture