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Drawing from the well - The Irish Traditional Music Archive inspiring new art

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Grace Toland of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, introduces us to a wonderful project connecting artists with archival song, music and dance collections and the new art it has inspired...

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Medical manuscript conservation

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Lilium Medicinae (MS 23 E 24), a fifteenth century medical manuscript, has recently returned from the conservator. 

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In pursuit of Arthur Brownlow’s Irish manuscripts

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham traces some of the Irish manuscripts seen by Edward Lhuyd, Welsh antiquary and lexicographer, in 1699 when he visited Arthur Brownlow of Lurgan, County Armagh.

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Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Monday, 4 January 2021

Academy House is closed for the moment. Our online bookshop is open but please expect significant delays in shipping orders. Most services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period. We thank you for your...

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The art of prayer: A codicological analysis of two Academy manuscripts

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Latest Library Blog post. A look at two beautiful manuscripts at the end of a very strange year. We wish you all a safe and healthy New Year. 

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Christmas Opening Hours

Friday, 18 December 2020

Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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Exploring our archives

Monday, 30 November 2020

Latest Library Blog post. In November the Library participated in the Explore Your Archive social media campaign, here are some of the collections we highlighted. '

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A colourful collaboration

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Library Blog post. The Royal Irish Academy Library recently collaborated with The Watercolour World, an online resource of watercolour paintings from before 1900.

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Virtual Tour of Academy House

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Join us on a virtual tour of Academy House and learn about the long history of the Royal Irish Academy, our wonderful and important Library collections and the history of the building which the Academy has called home...

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A short note on some sculptures

Monday, 31 August 2020

For this month's Library blog post we take a little look at some of the Academy's sculptures

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