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Book sales, brothers, and Bonaparte!

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

In our latest library blog, a recent donation with an intriguing inscription offers a window into the life of the Haliday family and their fascinating circle of friends.

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Celebrating Irish Language in the Archives of Charles Vallancey MRIA

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

In the fourth and final post from our UCD Student Blog Series Roisin Costello takes a glimpse into the archive collection of engineer, antiquarian and great enthusiast of the Irish language, Charles Vallancey (c.1725-...

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Ahoy, Matey!

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

In our latest Library blog, we feature the third post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Chloe Stapleton will transport you back to Dublin in 1705 when the presumed lost ship ‘The Ouzel Galley’ sailed back home the river...

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Investigating inks and skins at the RIA Library

Monday, 2 October 2023

In this month’s Library blog, we are delighted to have an informative piece by Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin, Professor of Modern Irish at University College Cork (UCC). Pádraig is also Principal Investigator on the Inks and...

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Falkiner and the Origins of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland

Friday, 25 August 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the second post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Amy Mitchell reports on the fascinating document she found while working on the collections. 

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Bishops and Bullion – Papers of Charles Haliday

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The Library is delighted to announce our UCD Student Blog Series.

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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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