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19 August 2019

Collecting history: A tour of Academy House & Library

This Heritage Week take a tour of the Royal Irish Academy and learn about the dedicated collectors of past times who helped build up its unique Library collections. 

19 August 2019

Heritage Week

Visit Academy House during Heritage Week, we have lots going on ...

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
26 June 2019

Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Education

Workshop to mark the release of the Academy’s Creativity discussion papers.

Policy and International Relations
19 June 2019
17 June 2019

Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Find out more about Moore! A new exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

Library, Exhibition
12 June 2019

Count Paul Strzelecki and the Great Famine

A Library Lunchtime Lecture exploring the life of Count Strzelecki, a Polish humanitarian who saved over 200,000 children during the Great Irish Famine.

11 June 2019

Climate Change and Health Workshop

Landmark report by European Academies finds climate action is urgently required to protect human health in Europe.

Policy and International Relations
23 May 2019

'One hundred years of Irish foreign policy: looking back, looking forwards'

A conference to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, followed by the launch of the journal Irish Studies in International...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs
16 May 2019

Seascapes and Townscapes–IHTA Seminar 2019

The 2019 IHTA seminar, Seascapes and Townscapes—Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City will be held on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Dublin Port and Academy House.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Seminar
16 May 2019

The Shaping of Dublin Port

Public lecture by Colm Lennon, MRIA in Dublin Port Company HQ as part of the IHTA Seminar 2019.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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