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US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 3 March 2017

The shortlist for the 2017 awards has been announced.

Grants and Awards

Belfast Roundtable on ‘Brexit and Borders’.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Roundtable at Queens University Belfast on issues and challenges relating to Brexit

Policy and International Relations

2017 class of ‘Charlemont Scholars’ Award Ceremony

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

18:30 Thursday 9 March, Academy House. All Welcome. 

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

IHTA towns of Early Modern, Gaelic and Plantation origins are now available online

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bandon, Belfast, part I to 1840, Derry~Londonderry, Longford and Ennis are now freely available to search or download. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Carlo Gébler on Henry James as critic

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Carlo Gébler on Henry James as critic at the Royal Irish Academy on 26 January 2017.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Representations of Jews in Irish Literature – Podcasts

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Listen back to lectures by Dr Barry Montgomery and Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil on Jews and Jewishness in Irish literature 


Monday, 6 February 2017

The Haliday collection holds over 200 documents from the Guild of St. Anne; a selection are currently on display as part of the Library's exhibition 'Dublin Documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Annals of Connacht: a unique sixteenth-century manuscript

Friday, 3 February 2017

From the Reading Room - Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at an important chronicle of Irish history 

Library, Library Blog

New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Josephine Hart

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in December 2016. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academy Gold Medals

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Professor Louis Cullen and Professor Fergus Shanahan were awarded the 2016 Academy Gold Medals.

Gold Medals


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