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DIB entries of the day: Lollie and Lily YeatsWednesday, 3 April 2019
As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Lucy Collins delivered her lecture '"Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?": The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press ' at Academy House.
'"A little remnant of the work of the ancients" 23 N 10: the Book of Ballycummin'Thursday, 28 March 2019
Listen back to the Library’s 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference in partnership with Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.
Mrs Somerville – ‘queen of nineteenth-century science’Thursday, 28 March 2019
Fifth and final blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.
DIB entry of the day: Hanna Sheehy SkeffingtonWednesday, 27 March 2019
As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Margaret Ward today delivers her lecture ‘“A precious boon” in difficult times – Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters’ at Academy House. To accompany that...
What’s in a name? Seán Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Ballycummin ~ RIA MS 23 N 10Friday, 1 February 2019
This month's Blog post looks at the Book of Ballycummin, the subject of our 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference taking place 7-8 March.
Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova: the woman who broke through the ‘august sanctuary’ of the male-dominated Russian AcademyThursday, 10 January 2019
Dr Angela Byrne writes about Princess Dashkova for the fourth Blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.
Making a new Book of Knockninny 1718Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Three hundred years ago this month, Irish scribes were busy working on a new Irish manuscript. It was to be known as the Book of Knockninny.
Researching the history of Irish printingTuesday, 27 November 2018
The Latest Library Blog post has been written by one of our international Readers, Irish-American printer, Jim Wilder.
Launch of The Book of Ballymote!Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote is the second in a series of books dedicated to exploring some of the major manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy’s collection.
Bishop John O’Brien and his 250 year-old Irish DictionaryFriday, 19 October 2018
In this month’s Library blog post, Charles Dillon, Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, examines how O’Brien’s Focalóir came about and its influence on Irish learning and lexicography.