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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

Special issue of SHAW coming in December 2020

Monday, 19 August 2019

Academy Managing Editor Ruth Hegarty will be curating the next special issue of the Shaw Journal, together with Dr Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway).


Forthcoming book: Ireland: a voice among the nations

Thursday, 15 August 2019

A history of Irish foreign policy. Available for pre-order.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Dublin 1847 is back in stock

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Frank Cullen's sold out publication focusing on The Ordnance Survey’s large-scale town plans for Dublin (1847) has been reprinted

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Ireland in the European Eye: pre-publication special offer

Friday, 3 May 2019

Ireland in the European Eye: pre-publication special offer to mark the 2019 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend.


Irish Studies in International Affairs

Friday, 8 February 2019

New volume explores the themes of multilateralism and interdependence

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 118C now available in print and online

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

This latest volume contains eleven important contributions that showcase the journal’s ambitious disciplinary and chronological range.


Suffrage poem out now!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Released on 5 December and available for shipping worldwide

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Ériu: back catalogue now available from our webshop

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

You can now purchase print copies of all 67 volumes in just one click