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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: An tOileánach,Tomás Ó Criomhthain

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The last entry of the 1920s modern artworks is Tomás Ó Criomhthain An tOileánac

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Research Begins On Documents On Irish Foreign Policy Volume X

Saturday, 31 January 2015

DIFP is now in a ‘research year’ for DIFP volume X. This volume will run from 1951 to 1957 and so take in the 1951-4 Fianna Fáil government with Frank Aiken in his first term as Minister and the 1954-7 Second Inter-...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Publications

Academy Gold Medal Ceremony 2014

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Minister Jan O’Sullivan presented the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals to the Philosopher Professor Desmond Clarke and Theoretical Physicist Werner Nahm on Tuesday 27 January 2015 in recognition of their outstanding...

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Art and Architecture of Ireland reviewed in the Irish Times

Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland project took 6 years to complete, contains over 2 million words, 3,000 pages and 1,600 years of culture.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Making of the Art and Architecture of Ireland

Friday, 16 January 2015

How do you put together a five volume work, with ten editors and over 270 external contributors? A project that contains over 3 million words, 3,000 pages and 3,500 images?

Art and Architecture of Ireland

Seamus Heaney on the DIB

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Address by Seamus Heaney at the launch in Belfast on 16 December 2009 of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (9 vols and online, Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: W. B. Yeats

Saturday, 10 January 2015

by Terence Brown.

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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