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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.
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.
Brehon law manuscripts reunited for Galway 2020 European Capital of CultureWednesday, 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.
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.
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
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 Library's...
A Harp made for the Bard of Erin – John Egan’s Enterprising Product PlacementThursday, 28 November 2019
Thank you to Nancy Hurrell, our guest writer for this month's Library Blog post.
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.
The mythical Island of Hy Brasil and the Book of O’LeesThursday, 19 September 2019
This month's Library blog post takes you on a journey to an enchanted island ...
The business of leisure: entertainment ephemera in the collection of the Royal Irish AcademyTuesday, 27 August 2019
For this month’s Library blog post Alison FitzGerald and Joy Sherwood of Maynooth University take a look at the weird and wonderful in popular entertainment of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.