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Cork/Corcaigh officially launched!

Friday, 17 May 2024

The celebration of the launch of Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 31 Cork/Corcaigh by H.B. Clarke and Máire Ní Laoi took place in Cork City Hall on Tuesday 14 May and continued with the IHTA Seminar 'Marshland to...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Launch of ‘The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, County Meath’

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

On the evening of the Summer Solstice, volume 7 of the Excavation at Knowth series was launched by the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan T.D., at the Knowth Visitor Centre.

Publications, Educational Resources

Using the Atlas: IHTA Workshops 2022

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

For the first time since 2019, the annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) meeting was held in Academy House, as well as a first hybrid event. Ten years on from Reading the maps publication, speakers were selected from...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

IHTA Town and Country seminar series draws to a close

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Town and Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas had record numbers in attendance

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Dictionary of Irish Biography now open access

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time at www....

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Educational Resources

Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Educational Resources

Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'

Thursday, 22 October 2020

After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog, Educational Resources

Teaching resources on Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Educational Resources

Irish Historic Towns Atlas in third-level education: digital mapping

Monday, 12 October 2020

In the Royal Irish Academy's educational resources series, Rachel Murphy (University of Limerick) discusses how GIS and the IHTA can be used in third-level history.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources