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New open access issue of Biology and Environment available online

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The issue, edited by Mary Kelly-Quinn, features a selection of pa­pers originally presented at Ire­land’s first National Biodiversity Conference, ‘New Horizons for Nature’, which was held in February 2019 and hosted by...


A tasty snack or a source of enlightenment?

Friday, 13 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore some of the stories associated with the word Coll. 

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Celebrating Science Week with the authors of 'Catching the worm'

Monday, 9 November 2020

Join RIA authors William C. Campbell and Claire O'Connell on 12 November on RTÉ One.


Is perception a state of mind?

Friday, 6 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore the meaning of the word Dúlra, a word dear to poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Did you miss our event on Shaw and Legacy?

Thursday, 5 November 2020

If so, here you can access the recording and watch it again.

Publications, Judging Shaw

Eight-legged wild little ox

Friday, 30 October 2020

What are we to make of the word damhán alla? Let's try and shed some light on its origins in today's episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Educational Resources

Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'

Thursday, 22 October 2020

After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog, Educational Resources

Teaching resources on Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Educational Resources

A voyage of the mind

Friday, 16 October 2020

In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's use of the word immram.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge