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‘Ireland’s memory, Ireland’s discovery'

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. to officially launch the CONUL Strategy 2016–2019 on Tuesday 22 November


Research, innovation and collaboration

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Irish universities are making a direct social and economic impact with their innovative research. 

Grants and Awards

IHTA Galway/Gaillimh launch

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 28, Galway/Gaillimh by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh was launched by President Higgins in Galway City Museum on 1 November 2016.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Leaders in Higher Education Address

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Tom Boland, former Chief Executive of the HEA delivers annual Leaders in Higher Education Address to the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations

DIB in the news: Oscar Wilde in Paris

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A Paris museum gallery is currently presenting the first major exhibition on the Dublin-born Irish writer Oscar Wilde ever to be mounted in France.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

'A scholarly space in the heart of the city'

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Guest blogger, Professor Diane Negra, MRIA, takes a contemplative look at the Royal Irish Academy Library

Library, Library Blog

DIFP Outreach work

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

On 26 October Kate also gave a DIFP outreach workshop to Dr Jennifer Redmond’s students at Maynooth University who are studying Ireland and post-war Britain.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Irish History Online – an invaluable listing of writings on Irish history

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

An essential resource for students and researchers of Irish history at all levels

Library, Library Blog

European Research Council Meeting

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Royal Irish Academy hosted the 57th Plenary Meeting of the European Research Council (ERC) from 10-12 October 2016.

Policy and International Relations

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


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