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New beginnings…

Friday, 8 May 2020

A word from the new Academy Librarian, Barbara McCormack.

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Acht ós cinneamhaint dom imtheacht ‘mo dhíorfach... (Since I am fated to become a hermit…)

Friday, 1 May 2020

Dr Charles Dillon of the Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge considers hermits, hermitage and the lonely life as manifested in Irish literature and language over the centuries.

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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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Best wishes to Academy Librarian Siobhán Fitzpatrick on her retirement.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

A fond farewell to our esteemed colleague, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, we wish her a long and happy retirement. 

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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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Listen back to our Lunchtime Lecture series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'

Thursday, 5 December 2019

This lecture series accompanies the Library's exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

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Quarks, Joyce and two twentieth-century physicists!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

On 3 December the family of Professor Kevin Carroll, MRIA (1926-2016) presented the Academy with his signed first-edition copy of Finnegans Wake. We are delighted to receive this new addition to the...

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