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Another successful Culture Night here at Academy House!

Friday, 23 September 2016

This year we welcomed 1467 visitors through the doors and we had plenty for them to see and hear.

Library, Library Blog, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New Lives in the DIB: Edward Delaney

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Edward Delaney, sculptor, who died 22 September 2009, executed two of Dublin’s most familiar public monuments: the bronze statues of Wolfe Tone and of Thomas Davis.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB in the news: Discovery of HMS Terror

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Recently, one of the greatest prizes in marine archaeology – HMS Terror – was located in Terror Bay, south of King William Island, Nunavut, Canada.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Hamilton Day Lecture 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Tickets for the Hamilton Day Lecture by Professor Shafi Goldwasser (MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) are on sale now.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

Archaeology 2025 - Online Consultative Strategy

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Have your say in shaping the future of Archaeology in Ireland.

Standing Committee Archaeology

The maps that keep on giving …

Friday, 26 August 2016

Ordnance Survey 6-inch maps (1833-46): Dr Patrick Duffy’s Heritage Week lecture at the RIA Library and more.

Library Blog

Doing Transdisciplinary Research: Lessons from the front line

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Future Earth Ireland (FEI) are hosting an event  around one of the pillars of the Future Earth initiative,‘transdisciplinary research’.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland

Future Earth: Call for Applications

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Future Earth is accepting applications from members to join its Science Committee and Engagement Committee. 

Policy and International Relations

Impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland's Higher Education and Research Sector

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

RIA Submission to Inquiry by UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology on Consequences of Leaving the EU.

Policy and International Relations

Preserving our national heritage - Ordnance Survey Maps

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Ireland was mapped on the unprecedented scale of 6 inches to the mile by the Ordnance Survey which produced maps for all 32 counties.



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