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The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Important notice in relation to COVID 19

Friday, 3 April 2020

Due to Covid-19, the Royal Irish Academy is closed to Members and the public until 20 April. The following areas of the Academy have been impacted: library, events, publications and grants.

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

#RIA100Words: in search of our favourite Irish words

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A message from our author Sharon Arbuthnot

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Discover our eBook collection

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Did you know that many of our books are available in digital format? Here’s the list.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Cláirseach

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Caistél

Sunday, 15 March 2020

What have the French got to do with Irish castles? Find out in today's entry on Irish, Viking and Norman architecture.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Loingeas

Friday, 13 March 2020

What was it like to be foreign in medieval Ireland? Find out in today's entry on incomers and exiles.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Badhbh

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Who's the guest no one invited for Hallowe'en? Find out in today's entry on black birds and banshees.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Gruaig

Monday, 9 March 2020

What’s a wicker boat got to do with hair-styles? Find out more about medieval Irish fashion in today's entry.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Fliuch

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Why might you need a helmet on a rainy day in Munster? Find out in today's entry on the penetrating misery of an Irish downpour.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Ríomhaire

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Did you know that Saint Columba could 'number the stars' and predict the course of the moon? Find out more in today's entry on star-counting.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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