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Launch of Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge a free gift to commemorate Gaelic revival

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

This Journal was an important periodical for the Irish language revival community in the time before the foundation of the Irish Free State.

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Fr Albert Bibby

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. Read the entry on Fr Bibby, a Capuchin friar...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Centenary Gift from Ireland to the World

Friday, 11 March 2016

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world -  a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives -  has been produced. 

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries

To be, to log, to blog …

Friday, 11 March 2016

From the Reading Room - A welcome from Academy Librarian Siobhán Fitzpatrick.

Library Blog, Library

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Celebration: The Beginning of Labour

Friday, 11 March 2016

Pauline Cummins’ mural from 1984 is a response to cultural stereotyping.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Publications

Call for applications for Archaeology Grants

Friday, 11 March 2016

Apply for Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme.

Grants and Awards

‘Women of the Rising’ campaign launched on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

On 8 March the Royal Irish Academy, in partnership with Bus Éireann, launched a campaign to commemorate some of the women of the 1916 Rising, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2016.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Views of Dublin Online Exhibition

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Library's exhibition 'Views of Dublin: original watercolours by George Petrie, MRIA, 1790-1866' may have ended but you can now view it online.


Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Bligeard Sráide by Michael Davitt

Thursday, 3 March 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Bligeard Sraide published in 1983 by Michael Davitt, which established Davitt as one of the most innovative poets in the Irish language.  

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

R.J. Hunter Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Applications are now open.

Grants and Awards


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