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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Did you know that many of our books are available in digital format? Here’s the list.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Celebrating Irish women: Kathleen Lynn

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Suffragist, nationalist and medical practitioner, Kathleen Lynn, is among the remarkable women featured in the RIA's exhibition 'A celebration of Irish women'

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Celebrating Irish women: Constance Markievicz

Monday, 3 February 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is hosting an exhibition in celebration of Irish women running from St Brigid’s Day (1 February) to International Women’s Day (8 March). One of the remarkable women featured is Constance ...

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography

A celebration of Irish women

Friday, 31 January 2020

An exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives

‘1916 Portraits and Lives’ exhibition now open in Kilmainham Gaol

Friday, 13 May 2016

The exhibition features 42 portraits by David Rooney included in our book 1916 Portraits and Lives.

Decade of Centenaries, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Publications

Centenary Gift from Ireland to the World

Friday, 11 March 2016

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world -  a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives -  has been produced. 

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries