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Representations of Jews in Irish Literature – Podcasts

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Listen back to lectures by Dr Barry Montgomery and Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil on Jews and Jewishness in Irish literature 


The DIB and the Haliday Collection – Henry Burnell and the Guild of St Anne

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Haliday collection holds over 200 documents from the Guild of St. Anne; a selection are currently on display as part of the Library's exhibition 'Dublin Documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Annals of Connacht: a unique sixteenth-century manuscript

Friday, 3 February 2017

From the Reading Room - Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at an important chronicle of Irish history 

Library, Library Blog

New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Josephine Hart

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in December 2016. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academy Gold Medals

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Professor Louis Cullen and Professor Fergus Shanahan were awarded the 2016 Academy Gold Medals.

Gold Medals

The Book of Uí Mhaine Library Conference, 2-3 March 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The third conference in our series on major Gaelic medieval manuscripts explores the fourteenth-century Book of Uí Mhaine


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


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