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Early Modern Book Collections: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

The Historical Studies Committee and the Library are pleased to present a series of lectures on the topic of early modern book collections. 

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Library blog: The birds of Ireland

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Introducing the Ussher Bird Notes Collection and to sharing exciting news in advance of National Biodiversity Week (17th to 26th May)

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Library blog: Cynthia Longfield and the St George expedition

Friday, 19 April 2024

This blog marks the centenary of Cynthia Longfield's adventure on the 1924 St George scientific expedition.

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Cynthia Longfield and the St George expedition of 1924: the making of an entomologist

Friday, 19 April 2024

If you missed our Library lunchtime lecture commemorating the 100 year anniversary of Cynthia Longfield's adventure on the St George Expedition you can listen to it now.


Máistir-rang do mhic léinn iarchéime le Fionntán de Brún

Monday, 8 April 2024

Ar an 24 Feabhra 2024, tháinig mic léinn iarchéime ó gach cearn den tír chuig Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann le haghaidh máistir-rang a d’eagraigh Coiste Léann na Gaeilge agus an Léinn Cheiltigh.

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Heritage Council funding received for RIA Library project ‘The Birds of Ireland’.

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

The RIA Library is delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Heritage Council as part of the Heritage Stewardship Fund for our project ‘The Birds of Ireland: Curating the Richard J. Ussher Collection...


Launch of new Library catalogue

Friday, 15 March 2024

To make the Library’s unique and distinct collections more accessible and searchable, we have moved our existing catalogue records to a new Library catalogue


Bailiúchán Thionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen – Guthanna an Ama atá thart á gCaomhnú

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

In celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge we are pleased to highlight an important Irish language collection of audio recordings - the Doegen Records.

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Book sales, brothers, and Bonaparte!

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

In our latest library blog, a recent donation with an intriguing inscription offers a window into the life of the Haliday family and their fascinating circle of friends.

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Celebrating Irish Language in the Archives of Charles Vallancey MRIA

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

In the fourth and final post from our UCD Student Blog Series Roisin Costello takes a glimpse into the archive collection of engineer, antiquarian and great enthusiast of the Irish language, Charles Vallancey (c.1725-...

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