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The Library regularly organises exhibitions highlighting its rich collections of books, prints, drawings and manuscripts.
Columba 1500 / Colm Cille 1500
As part of a year-long commemoration and celebration of the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colum Cille (Columba) (c.521-597), this online exhibition will focus on a range of Columban texts held by the Royal Irish Academy and explore the traditions associated with them
Curated by the Library, in collaboration with Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, the exhibition will highlight the rich treasures associated with Columba in the Royal Irish Academy. The exhibition is related to an upcoming lunchtime lecture series, organised in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, which is also part of the 1500th commemorative programme.