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Boxing Ballymote

Thursday, 25 April 2019

This month's blog post is dedicated to the generous funders of conservation work on the Book of Ballymote. Thank you!

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Mrs Somerville – ‘queen of nineteenth-century science’

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Fifth and final blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.

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What’s in a name? Seán Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Ballycummin ~ RIA MS 23 N 10

Friday, 1 February 2019

This month's Blog post looks at the Book of Ballycummin, the subject of our 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference taking place 7-8 March. 

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Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova: the woman who broke through the ‘august sanctuary’ of the male-dominated Russian Academy

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Dr Angela Byrne writes about Princess Dashkova for the fourth Blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth...

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Making a new Book of Knockninny 1718

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Three hundred years ago this month, Irish scribes were busy working on a new Irish manuscript. It was to be known as the Book of Knockninny.

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Researching the history of Irish printing

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Latest Library Blog post has been written by one of our international Readers, Irish-American printer, Jim Wilder.

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Bishop John O’Brien and his 250 year-old Irish Dictionary

Friday, 19 October 2018

In this month’s Library blog post, Charles Dillon, Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, examines how O’Brien’s Focalóir came about and its influence on Irish learning and lexicography.

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Margaret Stokes: antiquarian scholar with an artist’s eye

Thursday, 20 September 2018

We continue our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'. This month we look at Margaret Stokes 

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'The Doegen Records: putting faces to voices from the past'

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The latest Library blog post commemorates the 90th anniversary of the recording of Irish speakers by Dr Wilhelm Doegen of Berlin and celebrates new images of the speakers thanks to the National Folklore Collection...

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Miss Edgeworth advises …

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Second in our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century.'  This month we look at Maria Edgeworth,...

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