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7 new artworks to celebrate Colm Cille’s 1500th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the RIA with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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New online exhibition

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

The Cathach of Colum Cille: The story of an ancient Irish manuscript. 

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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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The Library wants to hear from you!

Thursday, 4 March 2021

The Library would like to know your thoughts on its collections, services, facilities and events. 

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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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