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Ogam script in the RIA Library collections

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

In our latest Library Blog post guest blogger Deborah Hayden, Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University takes a fascinating look at the Irish language writing system of Ogam in the manuscripts of the RIA library.

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Celebrating RIA Library Irish language collections during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Latest Library blog post. In March, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) collaborated with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Library to promote Irish language collections as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations...

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#LibraryLoversMonth February 2022 – highlights from #LibraryAtoZ on Twitter and Instagram

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Latest Library Blog post. In February the Library participated in the Library Lovers Month social media campaign, here are the most popular activities and collections we highlighted.

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Irish Script on Screen: Digitising the Cathach of St Colum Cille

Monday, 14 February 2022

Latest Library Blog post. A behind the scenes look at the digitisation of the Cathach of St Colum Cille for Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) by Anne Marie O’Brien, DIAS.

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Tick tock goes the Library’s reading room clock

Friday, 28 January 2022

Latest Library Blog post. Anita Cooper looks at the clock in the RIA reading room and its maker J. Booth & Son of Dublin.

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George Boole celebrated at the Royal Irish Academy

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Emer Twomey looks at the celebrations in the RIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Boole’s The Laws of Thought.

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My favourite item ...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Assistant Librarian, Sophie Evans, shows us her favourite item from the Library's collections. 

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The Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy – an unfinished story

Monday, 31 May 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at the development of the Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy.

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Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

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Pandora’s box: The re-discovery of the Cathach of Colum Cille

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Latest Library Blog post. With launch of the new online exhibition we head back to 1813 and look at the circumstances surrounding the 're-discovery' of the sixth-century manuscript, the Cathach. 

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