THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
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.Read more about the RIA
Library Digital Collections
Browse the digital collections of the Royal Irish Academy library.
Audiovisual guide to the Academy and its library
We have prepared a guided tour for you to learn about the history of the Academy and some of the famous writers, historians and scientists associated with our institution. You can also find out about the library collections and the Academy’s activities and projects.
This guide was produced by Mary Mulvihill, Ingenious Ireland, with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport, under the Cultural Technology Grant Scheme 2010. The instrumental version of ‘The Coolin’ is used by kind permission of Fionnuala and Úna Hunt.