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My time as an intern in the RIA Library

Friday, 1 April 2016

From the Reading Room - Our Library Assistant (Intern) Sinead Noonan reflects on her time working with us.

Library, Library Blog

The instruments from Rathmines that proved Einstein right

Thursday, 31 March 2016

A chance to see the recently discovered astronomical equipment that proved Einstein right, 12-14 April  


Stated Meeting 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New officers elected.


Academy Gold Medallists 2015 share their views on open science and data sharing

Thursday, 24 March 2016

In 2015, medals were awarded in the Engineering Sciences and the Social Sciences. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

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


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