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Irish Historic Towns Atlases available online

Monday, 17 October 2016

Five Irish Historic Towns Atlases of monastic origin now available freely online to read and download.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Call for Experts

Friday, 14 October 2016

EASAC are seeking nominations for membership of it's Environmental Steering Panel.

Policy and International Relations

Ordnance Survey Maps Appeal

Thursday, 13 October 2016

An update on our fundraiser for the conservation of the Library's Ordnance Survey map collection.


Ethical Political Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee Opinion Series

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Throughout 2015 the committee authored an Opinion Series on a range of topics as part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative. 

President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative, Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Opinion Series

Response to the Consultation by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on the Draft Junior Cycle Philosophy Short Course

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Authored by committee members of the Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee in response to the NCCA's call.

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee

Calling all innovators

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The call for applications for the 2017 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards is now open.  Please register here in order to access the application form.

Grants and Awards

Commemoration the international impact of the 1916 Rising

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Kate was asked by the Scottish 1916 Rising Centenary Committee to be a keynote speaker at an event which looked at the impact that the 1916 Rising had on India.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Listen back to Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn's Heritage Week Lunchtime Lecture on folk medicine 


New lives in the DIB: Stephen Gately

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Proud son of Dublin's North Wall community, a member of one of Ireland's most successful musical exports, Gatley enjoyed a successful stage and tv career before his death in 2009.

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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