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Women on Walls

Thursday, 9 March 2017

On 9 March 2017, the story of 'Women on Walls' was aired on RTE One to mark International Women's Day. 

Public Engagement

Charitable property: the manuscripts of St Anne's Guild, Dublin

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Listen to Professor Colm Lennon give a talk on the manuscripts of the Guild of St Anne, part of the Haliday Collection held at the Royal Irish Academy.


The DIB and the Six Nations: Moss Keane

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hope springs eternal, annually, in the oldest rugby championship in the world.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Cunningham Medal Presentation

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA was presented with the Royal Irish Academy's premier award, The Cunningham Medal on 7 March 2017.

Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

The DIB & the Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Cunningham Medal Presentation live stream

Friday, 3 March 2017

Watch Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA in conversation with Pat Guiry, MRIA on Tuesday, 7 March at 18:30 (GMT).

Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

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


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