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22 May

Buile Suibhne / Sweeny’s Madness

A multi-media staging of the medieval tale of Buile Suibhne / Sweeny's Madness in both modern Irish and English.

19 May

IHTA Seminar 2017: Mapping Townscapes

IHTA Seminar 2017 – Mapping Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British Historic Towns Atlases

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Seminar
18 May

Public Lecture: Mapping towns through time

Public lecture by Professor Roger J.P. Kain, School of Advanced Study, University of London, as part of the IHTA Seminar 2017.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
10 May - 10 May

‘A life of two exiles: Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński (1883-1962)’

Lunchtime Lecture to accompany the Polish Embassy's exhibition on the life and career of Consul-General Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
08 May - 17 May

‘Friends in times of turmoil: the story of Consul Dobrzyński, the first Polish diplomat to Ireland’

A Polish Embassy exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, 8-17 May 2017. This exhibition will end Wednesday 17 May, 2pm. (No viewing Tuesday 16 May) 

Library, Exhibition
04 May

1916 lives in focus

Contributors to 1916 Portraits and Lives will discuss the lives of three key figures involved in the Easter Rising. 

Publications, 1916 Centenary
30 Mar

A unified biology during the 21st century and its impact on our lives and our environment

Academy Discourse by Professor Nils Christian Stenseth from the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo.

Life and Medical Sciences Committee, Academy Discourse
28 Mar

Show me your data, and I'll tell you who you are

Lecture by the Engineering and Computer Science Speaker 2016-2017, Dr Brian MacNamee, University College Dublin

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee
14 Mar

Royal Irish Academy Breakfast Briefing: Indicators for a Circular Economy

Breakfast Briefing on latest EASAC Report: Indicators for a Circular Economy

Policy and International Relations
09 Mar

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


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