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Banner painting: a visual call to action

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Banner painting is an important part of Irish ceremonial culture.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Launch of RIA Grants Programme

Thursday, 29 September 2016

RIA Charlemont Grants, RJ Hunter Research Bursary and Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish History, Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Directed Archaeological Research For World Heritage Sites.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Another successful Culture Night here at Academy House!

Friday, 23 September 2016

This year we welcomed 1467 visitors through the doors and we had plenty for them to see and hear.

Library, Library Blog, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New Lives in the DIB: Edward Delaney

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Edward Delaney, sculptor, who died 22 September 2009, executed two of Dublin’s most familiar public monuments: the bronze statues of Wolfe Tone and of Thomas Davis.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Commonage, Callan Co. Kilkenny

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

This project was fuelled by fuelled by concern for the decline of small towns all over Ireland.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Edward Delaney: a leading figure of Irish sculpture in the twentieth century

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Delaney is best known for monuments to Thomas Davis and Theobald Wolfe Tone, both commissioned for the semi-centenary of the 1916 Easter rising.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Vacancy: Senior Executive Assistant

Monday, 19 September 2016

The call for applications is now closed.


Ardagh Chalice

Friday, 16 September 2016

Regarded as the finest piece of ecclesiastical metalwork to have been found in Ireland

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Laundry by Louise Lowe

Friday, 16 September 2016

The dark shadow over modern Ireland is cast by the vast complex of coercive confinement

Publications, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Women in the Visual Arts

Friday, 16 September 2016

Women have played a particularly important part in the history of Irish art in the twentieth century

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks


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