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Digital Atlas of Fethard launched

Monday, 27 August 2018

As part of Heritage Week, the Digital Atlas of Fethard was launched after a conference and walking tour

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

€10,000 Non-fiction book prize launched today

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction will be awarded by the Royal Irish Academy in December 2018 for the best non-fiction book by a writer domiciled in Ireland.

Grants and Awards

'The Doegen Records: putting faces to voices from the past'

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The latest Library blog post commemorates the 90th anniversary of the recording of Irish speakers by Dr Wilhelm Doegen of Berlin and celebrates new images of the speakers thanks to the National Folklore Collection, UCD

Library, Library Blog

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Public Engagement

Éire signs and the 'Emergency'

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The recent hot weather saw a number of archaeological remains come to light across the country, but a gorse fire on Bray Head revealed a remnant of the more recent past: a World War Two vintage 'Éire' sign.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call for Proposals

Friday, 3 August 2018

Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Climate Change and Health

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

EASAC welcomes contributions of written evidence to the EASAC Biosciences Programme.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Miss Edgeworth advises …

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Second in our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century.'  This month we look at Maria Edgeworth, Hon. MRIA. 

Library, Library Blog

Eleanor Maguire Hon. MRIA elected to British Academy

Friday, 20 July 2018

Congratulations to Neuroscientist Prof Eleanor Maguire Hon. MRIA who was among the 76 academics elected as Fellows of the British Academy today in recognition of her achievements.


Hamilton 'Eureka Moment' Art Commission

Monday, 16 July 2018

The RIA, in partnership with TII and DIT, is seeking expressions of interest to participate in an art commission to commemorate the 'Eureka Moment' of the famous Irish mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton.

Public Engagement, Hamilton Day


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