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Culture Night returns to Academy House

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

A wonderful evening was had at Academy House celebrating Culture Night 2022, our first in-person Culture Night since 2019! We welcomed 550 visitors through the doors and there was plenty to see and hear.

Library, Publications, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Digital Repository of Ireland, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Academy Research Open Day - The Library presents

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn about the Library's collections and collaborations.


Update to RIA Library reading room services

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Extension of opening hours beginning Friday, 30 September 2022


Provenance and annotations in Bertrand Russell’s Principles of Mathematics

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Bill Mc Cormack, MRIA, explores the provenance of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 edition Principles of Mathematics (vol 1) and its annotations in the copy held at the Royal Irish Academy...

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Shelfmarks: a podcast series recording library collections

Monday, 8 August 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Zoë Comyns, RIA Podcaster in Residence, reflects on the Shelfmarks podcast series looking through the library collections to explore how people have written about and observed our...

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Update to RIA Library reading room services

Monday, 4 July 2022

Library closure: 8-19 August 2022.


RIA Library at DCDC22 History Day

Monday, 4 July 2022

Come visit the virtual stand of the Royal Irish Academy Library at DCDC22 History Day on 13 July 2022.


“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.

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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.

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