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IHTA Seminar 2019 and Drogheda Launches

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

In a busy week for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project, IHTA no. 29, Drogheda/Droichead Átha by Ned Mc Hugh was launched in the Highlanes Gallery and Academy House, there were two public lectures on Dublin port and...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

DIB entry of the day: Maria Edgeworth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

To mark the anniversary of Maria Edgeworth's death in 1849, we have posted the DIB entry of one of Ireland's greatest writers, by Edwina Keown.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish History

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the awarding of seven bursaries under the 2019 Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish History scheme.

Grants and Awards

Winners of the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards announced

Friday, 17 May 2019

The winners of the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced on Friday 17 May at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

New atlas of Drogheda launched

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

'Drogheda' officially launched in the Highlanes Gallery by Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Scoláireachtaí Foilsitheoireachta

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Tá dhá scoláireacht le bronnadh faoi scéim nua a ceapadh d’fhonn tacaíocht a thabhairt d’fhoilsitheoireacht acadúil na Gaeilge.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Coiste Léann na Gaeilge agus an Léinn Cheiltigh

DIB entry of the day: Rupert Guinness

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

To complement the current Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) project exhibition on Iveagh House at the National Archives of Ireland, here is the Dictionary's entry on Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh by Linde...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on history of Iveagh House

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Our May exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at the history of Iveagh House, the home of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Engineering and Computing Academy Early Career Profile Blog

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Engineering and Computer Science Early Career Profile Blog.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

'Social media and democracy: how do we balance rights and responsibilities?'

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

If you missed our panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities that social media opens in our society you can listen to it now.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee


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