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Charles Haliday, "an early riser", and the RIA Library

Thursday, 19 January 2017

'Dublin Documents', a Library exhibition highlighting items from the Haliday collection, will run from 9 January to 5 May 2017. 

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

IHTA towns of Anglo-Norman origin now available online

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Athlone, Carlingford, Carrickfergus, Fethard, Kilkenny, Mullingar, Sligo and Trim are freely availble to search or download.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

'A handsome donation'

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Celebrating 150 years of the Haliday Collection at the Royal Irish Academy #Haliday150

Library, Library Blog

The Need for Social Sciences in Ireland

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Expert Statement from Royal Irish Academy Committee for Social Sciences Committee 

Social Sciences Committee

A Christmas Alphabet

Saturday, 17 December 2016

A Christmas rhyme from us to you. 

Library, Library Blog

Podcast: The Invention of Journalism

Friday, 16 December 2016

"Long before journalism had a name, Europe had a fully operative commercial news market, and newsmen had their own strongly felt code of ethics."


Launch of "Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape"

Friday, 9 December 2016

DRI launches new digital exhibitions on Frongoch & 1916

Digital Repository of Ireland

'The future is about talent not tax'

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Read the Academy's opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the future funding of the higher education sector.

Policy and International Relations

Open Call

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Open Call seeking Expressions of Interest to serve on the Royal Irish Academy's Social Sciences Committee. This Open Call closed at 23:00 on 16 January 2017.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

DIB Women on Walls: Sheila Tinney

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

‘Women on Walls' is a campaign by Accenture in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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