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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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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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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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The First Seanad Éireann, women and the Senate Casket — Irishwomen appeal to a spirit of patriotism.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

This month's Library Blog post by Academy Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick. 

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Documenting a conquest: The RIA copies of the ‘Books of Survey and Distribution’

Friday, 7 February 2020

For this month’s Library blog post, Dr John Gibney, Assistant Editor with the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series, looks at an important seventeenth-century document from our collections.

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Brehon law manuscripts reunited for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

This month's Library Blog post looks at the sixteenth-century Irish law manuscript from the Academy collection currently on display in Galway City Museum.

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Printers’ devices from the Royal Irish Academy's early print collections: Johannes Hamman.

Monday, 23 December 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring printers’ devices in the early printed books of the library’s collections.

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A Harp made for the Bard of Erin – John Egan’s Enterprising Product Placement

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Thank you to Nancy Hurrell, our guest writer for this month's Library Blog post. 

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A King of Prussia, a Russian Grand Duke, an Indian Princess — and Thomas Moore — Ireland in Europe in 1821.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

For this month's Library blog post Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, takes a look at a very special new addition to our collections. 

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The mythical Island of Hy Brasil and the Book of O’Lees

Thursday, 19 September 2019

This month's Library blog post takes you on a journey to an enchanted island ...

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