Latest News Articles
Pandora’s box: The re-discovery of the Cathach of Colum CilleSaturday, 27 March 2021
Latest Library Blog post. With launch of the new online exhibition we head back to 1813 and look at the circumstances surrounding the 're-discovery' of the sixth-century manuscript, the Cathach.
The Library wants to hear from you!Thursday, 4 March 2021
The Library would like to know your thoughts on its collections, services, facilities and events.
Drawing from the well - The Irish Traditional Music Archive inspiring new artThursday, 25 February 2021
Latest Library Blog post. Grace Toland of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, introduces us to a wonderful project connecting artists with archival song, music and dance collections and the new art it has inspired.
Medical manuscript conservationTuesday, 23 February 2021
Lilium Medicinae (MS 23 E 24), a fifteenth century medical manuscript, has recently returned from the conservator.
In pursuit of Arthur Brownlow’s Irish manuscriptsWednesday, 3 February 2021
Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham traces some of the Irish manuscripts seen by Edward Lhuyd, Welsh antiquary and lexicographer, in 1699 when he visited Arthur Brownlow of Lurgan, County Armagh.
The art of prayer: A codicological analysis of two Academy manuscriptsWednesday, 30 December 2020
Latest Library Blog post. A look at two beautiful manuscripts at the end of a very strange year. We wish you all a safe and healthy New Year.
Christmas Opening HoursFriday, 18 December 2020
Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Exploring our archivesMonday, 30 November 2020
Latest Library Blog post. In November the Library participated in the Explore Your Archive social media campaign, here are some of the collections we highlighted. '
A colourful collaborationWednesday, 18 November 2020
Library Blog post. The Royal Irish Academy Library recently collaborated with The Watercolour World, an online resource of watercolour paintings from before 1900.
A short note on some sculpturesMonday, 31 August 2020
For this month's Library blog post we take a little look at some of the Academy's sculptures