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Member Profile: Fran Brearton

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Fran Brearton, author and Professor of Modern Poetry, was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.


Member Profile: Eleanor Maguire

Friday, 1 June 2018

Dublin born neuroscientist Professor Eleanor Maguire was admitted as an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.


Dr Orlaigh Quinn Women in leadership Masterclass

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Dr Orlaigh Quinn gave the fourth in our Women in Leadership Series, that sees ouststanding women leaders share their experiences with the next generation of female leaders to inspire, motivate and mentor.

Public Engagement, Masterclass Series, Women in Leadership

Member Profile: France A. Cordova

Thursday, 31 May 2018

France A. Cordova, an astrophysicist, was admitted as an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.


Irish United-man in Europe

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

On 29 May 1968 Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne and George Best (1946–2005) became the first Irishmen to win a European Champions Cup winners medal ... read the DIB entry on Shay Brennan, By Dr Jim Shanahan, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Member Profile: Eavan Boland

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Eavan Boland, one of Ireland's finest poets, was admitted as an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.


Not just bricks & mortar

Monday, 28 May 2018

Latest Library Blog post: A short film about the Royal Irish Academy Library 

Library, Library Blog

28 New Members elected to Royal Irish Academy

Friday, 25 May 2018

Today 28 new Members of the Royal Irish Academy were elected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as to public service. They include the poet Eavan Boland, public...


Public lecture, IHTA seminar and book launch

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

More maps and texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Keith Lilley at the culmination of the IHTA seminar 'Modernising Townscapes: urban evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

IHTA International Digital Workshop

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

An international workshop examining the base map for the Historic Towns Atlas took place in Academy House with pariticpants from the Irish, British, Hungarian, Polish and German projects. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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