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Irish launch for Ireland in the European eye at Goethe-Institut Irland

Friday, 8 November 2019

Celebrating the Irish launch of the book with a series of vlogs by the editors and contributors.

Publications, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Volume 119 of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy is now available in print and online

Friday, 8 November 2019

Take a peek inside and read Angela Byrne's chapter on anonymity, Irish women’s writing, and a tale of contested authorship 


Halloween special: ominous birds and banshees

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Discover the origins of the word 'badhbh' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

A history of Ireland in 100 words shortlisted for Irish Book Award

Friday, 25 October 2019

Vote for our book in the 'best Irish-published book of the year' category

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Renaissance Galway celebrated with Seminar and Launch in Galway

Monday, 14 October 2019

The pictorical map, subject of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh was the subject of a seminar dedicated to the map and celebrated at the launch by Cllr Denis Lyons, Deputy Mayor...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Bristled hair and hairy stars

Friday, 11 October 2019

Our Managing Editor tells us about the two covers of A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

325-million-year-old amphibian bones discovered in County Clare

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The fossilised bones of a tiny amphibian-like creature that scurried around the shores of County Clare 325 million years ago have been discovered.


Speaking of budget... do you know where the word 'airgead' comes from?

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Discover the origins of the words 'airgead', 'punt' and 'pingin' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Sam Maguire

Friday, 30 August 2019

It’s All Ireland Final weekend, find out about the inspiration for the Sam Maguire cup……

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

Lunchtime lecture series marking 100 years of Irish foreign policy

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Join the authors of our forthcoming book Ireland: a voice among the nations and explore how Ireland has engaged with the wider world over the past century.

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy