THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Friday, 20 April 2018

In 2018 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Gold Medals, Public Engagement

Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

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, Gold Medals

Academy Gold Medals

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

Gold Medals

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

In 2016 the Royal Irish Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Life Sciences. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

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

Academy Gold Medals 2015

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Professor Philip Lane and Professor Alan Smeaton were awarded the Academy Gold Medals.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

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

Gold Medals 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals to Geographer Professor Rob Kitchin and Professor of Physics Colin O’Dowd in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Environmental...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals