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Researching the history of Irish printing

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Latest Library Blog post has been written by one of our international Readers, Irish-American printer, Jim Wilder.

Library, Library Blog

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Collection in DRI

Monday, 26 November 2018

Dublin City Library and Archives have published a fascinating new World War I collection in the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

2019 Directed Research for World Heritage Sites

Friday, 23 November 2018

Last chance to apply, closing 5pm Monday 26 November 2018

Grants and Awards

Archaeology Research Excavation Grant - Closing 26 Nov

Friday, 23 November 2018

Last chance to apply for ‘Archaeological Research Excavations’, closing Monday 26 November at 5pm

Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

DRI Community Archives Membership Scheme

Friday, 23 November 2018

Applications are invited for the first DRI Community Archives Membership Scheme.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Workshop on Early Career Researcher Support

Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Royal Irish Academy brings stakeholders together to discuss support for early career researchers.

Policy and International Relations

DIFP in the news

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The recent release of the latest in the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series received a good deal of attention in the national media; read our round-up of coverage here.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Launched: Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume XI

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The latest instalment of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, covering 1957-1961, has just been published.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Launch of The Book of Ballymote!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote is the second in a series of books dedicated to exploring some of the major manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy’s collection.

Library, Publications

Heritage Podcast: Placing Value on our Past - Managing Ireland’s Archaeology: Michael MacDonagh

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

In this podcast Michael MacDonagh talks of the opportunities and challenges of preserving Ireland’s past and managing our archaeological heritage.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast


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