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Library re-opening

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

We are very pleased to announce the re-opening of the Academy Library on a limited basis from Monday, August 10, 2020 from 10.30-13:00.

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Evolution of the microchip

Monday, 27 July 2020

Latest Library Blog post. This month we are very pleased to welcome guest writer, David Fegan, MRIA, who takes us through the history of the microchip.   

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COVID 19 Phased Re-opening of Academy House

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The Academy is re-opening on a phased basis for some staff from 13 July. Services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period while preparations are put in place for a wider reopening of Academy buildings...

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The latest Academy manuscript to go online

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Library holds one of the earliest known copies of Keating’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn. This 17th-century manuscript is now available to view in full via Irish Script On Screen.

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James Hardiman: An Epistolary Life

Monday, 15 June 2020

In this month's Library Blog post Dr. Ciaran McDonough looks at the James Hardiman papers and how letters can be so valuable when writing historical biographies. 

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Discover the Library’s digital collections

Monday, 8 June 2020

We have been working with our colleagues in the IT Department to improve our website which we hope will bring you closer to our collections.

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Bringing the Stowe Missal to life

Friday, 22 May 2020

This month's Library Blog post looks at the Stowe Missal. Thank you to our guest writer Lars Nooij for bringing this wonderful manuscript to life. 

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New beginnings…

Friday, 8 May 2020

A word from the new Academy Librarian, Barbara McCormack.

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Acht ós cinneamhaint dom imtheacht ‘mo dhíorfach... (Since I am fated to become a hermit…)

Friday, 1 May 2020

Dr Charles Dillon of the Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge considers hermits, hermitage and the lonely life as manifested in Irish literature and language over the centuries.

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Memories, manuscripts and medieval ink

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Library Blog post. After a visit to the Library last year, Kathleen Reen was inspired to learn more about how the old scribes made ink. Follow Kathleen on her journey. 

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