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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

2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards Shortlist Announced

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The RIA and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted organisations for the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards

1916 Portraits and Lives on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

A complete set of prints from our recent publication 1916 Portraits and Lives is now on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Europe’s Violent Memories Series

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Kate was a guest speaker in this series hosted by the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin. 

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

1916 Portraits and Lives panels unveiled in Pearse Station

Friday, 26 February 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 were unveiled on 25 February in Pearse Station.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Derek Mahon

Friday, 26 February 2016

Derek Mahon, The Hunt by Night

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications


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