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In clabber to the knees

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

How old is the Irish word clábar and when did it first appear in Hiberno-English? Find out in this episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

Special discount on all publications and stationery for Culture Night

Monday, 21 September 2020

We may be closed to the public but you can still enjoy 25% off all purchases from our webshop - extended to midnight Wednesday 23 September

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An edible purple seaweed

Friday, 18 September 2020

A word dear to Seamus Heaney, how does 'dulse' feature in medieval Irish law, literature and medicine?

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

What's the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’?

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Seamus Heaney's use of the word bog.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Judging Dev: ‘equally invaluable in classroom, in college and in the home’

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Lesson plans based on our award-winning book for history teachers to use at Junior and Leaving Certificate levels.

Publications, Educational Resources

RIA editor Thomas C. Kelly on RTÉ Radio 1

Friday, 11 September 2020

Tune in to Mooney Goes Wild on Monday 14 September and listen to Tom Kelly talk about the birds of Clare Island.

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

Educational resources for primary, second and third level students

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has developed teaching material that is of use in the classroom. Designed to be both stimulating to students and integral to the relevant school curriculum, the goal is to motivate and inspire...

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Educational Resources

Lesson plans tied to the Irish curriculum to support Art and Architecture of Ireland at Junior and Leaving Certificate level

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

These teacher-written activities cover each of the five volumes, spanning from the early middle ages to the end of the last century.

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

What's the Irish for 'jellyfish'?

Monday, 7 September 2020

Find out why it is a favourite phrase among Irish speakers and learners.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Spreading the Words: a new podcast

Monday, 7 September 2020

Histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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