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.

Read more about the RIA

Library Blog

Latest News Articles

Upcoming Events

Filter News

“If you are to go out sir, then we’ll all go out together” – The Heroics of Tom Crean

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

In our latest Library Blog post we sail away to Antarctica with Tom Crean in a post co-authored by RIA Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy and author Tim Foley.

Library, Library Blog

Ogam script in the RIA Library collections

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

In our latest Library Blog post guest blogger Deborah Hayden, Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University takes a fascinating look at the Irish language writing system of Ogam in the manuscripts of the RIA library.

Library, Library Blog

Celebrating RIA Library Irish language collections during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Latest Library blog post. In March, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) collaborated with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Library to promote Irish language collections as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations...

Library, Library Blog, Digital Repository of Ireland

#LibraryLoversMonth February 2022 – highlights from #LibraryAtoZ on Twitter and Instagram

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Latest Library Blog post. In February the Library participated in the Library Lovers Month social media campaign, here are the most popular activities and collections we highlighted.

Library, Library Blog

Irish Script on Screen: Digitising the Cathach of St Colum Cille

Monday, 14 February 2022

Latest Library Blog post. A behind the scenes look at the digitisation of the Cathach of St Colum Cille for Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) by Anne Marie O’Brien, DIAS.

Library, Library Blog

Tick tock goes the Library’s reading room clock

Friday, 28 January 2022

Latest Library Blog post. Anita Cooper looks at the clock in the RIA reading room and its maker J. Booth & Son of Dublin.

Library, Library Blog

George Boole celebrated at the Royal Irish Academy

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Emer Twomey looks at the celebrations in the RIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Boole’s The Laws of Thought.

Library, Library Blog

My favourite item ...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Assistant Librarian, Sophie Evans, shows us her favourite item from the Library's collections. 

Library, Library Blog

The Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy – an unfinished story

Monday, 31 May 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at the development of the Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy.

Library, Library Blog

Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

Library, Library Blog

Pages