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Easter book offer

Friday, 10 April 2020

Avail of 50% discount on our 1916-related books and prints.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Decade of Centenaries

Tim Robinson’s maps of Árainn, Burren and Connemara

Monday, 6 April 2020

The Academy is working on the republication of Tim Robinson’s maps in collaboration with NUI Galway

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Going digital with A history of Ireland in 100 words

Monday, 6 April 2020

Enjoy our exhibition virtually while staying safe at home.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

#RIA100Words: in search of our favourite Irish words

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A message from our author Sharon Arbuthnot

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Discover our eBook collection

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Did you know that many of our books are available in digital format? Here’s the list.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Cláirseach

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Caistél

Sunday, 15 March 2020

What have the French got to do with Irish castles? Find out in today's entry on Irish, Viking and Norman architecture.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Loingeas

Friday, 13 March 2020

What was it like to be foreign in medieval Ireland? Find out in today's entry on incomers and exiles.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Badhbh

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Who's the guest no one invited for Hallowe'en? Find out in today's entry on black birds and banshees.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Gruaig

Monday, 9 March 2020

What’s a wicker boat got to do with hair-styles? Find out more about medieval Irish fashion in today's entry.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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