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Judging Redmond and Carson US lectures

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Professor Alvin Jackson will be visiting the United States in March and April to discuss his new book.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Ireland’s finest get ‘everyday’ treatment

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Ireland’s latest definitive stamps will bring some of the nation’s most loved antiquities to a new audience.


435 million year old fossil starfish discovered in Maam Valley

Monday, 22 January 2018

A new species of fossil starfish discovered in the Maam Valley of County Galway is described in the latest issue of the Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, published by the Royal Irish Academy.


New atlas publication: Clontarf by Colm Lennon

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs, no. 1 Clontarf by Colm Lennon is availble to buy now.

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New book: 'Sunningdale' by Noel Dorr

Monday, 4 December 2017

A book that is timely and timeless: renowned journalist Olivia O'Leary launched our latest publication on 22 November.

Publications, International Affairs Standing Committee

Judging Shaw in Galway

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Judging Shaw event and exhibition launched in NUI Galway

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Engagement

The false widow spider is all over the web

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Read what the experts have to say in the latest issue of Biology and Environment


A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection

Thursday, 26 January 2017

An Post have issued 12 stamps depicting items from the book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Film in Ireland

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Read about twentieth century film in Ireland, an extract from the eBook Art and Architecture of Ireland.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks