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In clabber to the knees

Friday, 25 September 2020

How old is the Irish word clábar and when did it first appear in Hiberno-English? Find out in this episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

Towards a Resilient Higher Education System

Thursday, 24 September 2020

If you missed Conversation 4 in the RIA Online Conversation Series: Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis examining how we ensure the protection of our higher education communities, students and staff, as...

Policy and International Relations, COVID-19 Research Response

Uncovering Grangegorman Histories for Culture Night 2020

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Listen to the little-known story of the recovery and restoration of the records from the hospitals associated with the Grangegorman site.  These records document the lives of the people and the practices employed...

Grangegorman Histories

2021 Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy's Charlemont Grants scheme for projects taking place in 2021 is now open to applications.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis: RIA Online Conversation Series

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, has convened an online workshop series curated by the Academy’s Vice- President, Daniel Carey, MRIA, NUIG to address the vital...

Policy and International Relations

Digital Atlas of Dungarvan interview with Sarah Gearty on WLRFM

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Sarah Gearty is interviewed by Damien Tiernan from WLRFM on the recent launch of the Digital Atlas of Dungarvan, which is part of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Important notice in relation to COVID 19

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Updated Monday, 21 September: Following the Government's decision to move Dublin to level 3 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19, we have closed Academy House and it will remain closed until Monday 12, October...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

‘Bad girls’: Irish officialdom and female emigration to Britain after World War Two

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The diplomatic documents published by DIFP often reveal a lot about Ireland's social and cultural history; in this case, some official attitudes towards Irish women emigrating to Britain after the Second World War.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Call for nominations: International Science Council Awards Programme

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The International Science Council (ISC) Awards Programme was established in 2020 by the ISC Governing Board to recognize individuals, groups, and initiatives launched by the ISC and its members that serve to advance...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

DIB launches Leaving Cert history resource

Monday, 21 September 2020

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has created a new resource for Leaving Cert history students comprised of forty biographies of major Irish figures from Daniel O'Connell to Seamus Heaney. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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