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Irish History Online – To Infinity and Beyond!

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

In the latest Library blog post Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy gives an update on the work being done by the Irish History Online (IHO) team.

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On the importance of preserving lantern slide collections

Thursday, 13 April 2023

In the latest Library Blog post, Rebecca Cairns explores the photographic collection of Robert Lloyd Praeger (1865-1953) at the Royal Irish Academy.

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The RIA Library’s collaboration with the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Friday, 24 March 2023

The latest library guest blog by Dr David Brown, Senior Researcher for the Virtual Treasury of Ireland, looks at how the Royal Irish Academy Library is helping to replace historical records destroyed by fire in 1922.

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Royal Irish Academy Library Lectures come of age in 2022!

Monday, 19 December 2022

The latest library guest blog features former Academy Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick’s reflections on the development of the Library’s long-running series of lunchtime lectures.

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Archives of William McFadden Orr MRIA, FRS

Monday, 28 November 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Brian Patrick McArdle reflects on the Royal Irish Academy’s archive collection of William McFadden Orr MRIA, FRS (1866–1934).

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Jan Łukasiewicz, Professor of Mathematical Logic at the Royal Irish Academy

Monday, 7 November 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Dr Eoin Kinsella, Managing Editor, Dictionary of Irish Biography reflects on the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) exhibition about the life and career of Professor Jan Łukasiewicz (1878–...

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Provenance and annotations in Bertrand Russell’s Principles of Mathematics

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Bill Mc Cormack, MRIA, explores the provenance of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 edition Principles of Mathematics (vol 1) and its annotations in the copy held at the Royal Irish Academy...

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Shelfmarks: a podcast series recording library collections

Monday, 8 August 2022

The latest library guest blog post by Zoë Comyns, RIA Podcaster in Residence, reflects on the Shelfmarks podcast series looking through the library collections to explore how people have written about and observed our...

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“If you are to go out sir, then we’ll all go out together” – The Heroics of Tom Crean

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

In our latest Library Blog post we sail away to Antarctica with Tom Crean in a post co-authored by RIA Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy and author Tim Foley.

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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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