THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Important notice in relation to COVID 19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Due to Covid-19, the Royal Irish Academy is closed to Members and the public until 20 April. The following areas of the Academy have been impacted: library, events, publications and grants.

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

The First Seanad Éireann, women and the Senate Casket — Irishwomen appeal to a spirit of patriotism.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

This month's Library Blog post by Academy Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick. 

Library, Library Blog

Documenting a conquest: The RIA copies of the ‘Books of Survey and Distribution’

Friday, 7 February 2020

For this month’s Library blog post, Dr John Gibney, Assistant Editor with the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series, looks at an important seventeenth-century document from our collections.

Library, Library Blog, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Brehon law manuscripts reunited for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

This month's Library Blog post looks at the sixteenth-century Irish law manuscript from the Academy collection currently on display in Galway City Museum.

Library, Library Blog

Printers’ devices from the Royal Irish Academy's early print collections: Johannes Hamman.

Monday, 23 December 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring printers’ devices in the early printed books of the library’s collections.

Library, Library Blog

Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

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

Library, Public Engagement

Listen back to our Lunchtime Lecture series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'

Thursday, 5 December 2019

This lecture series accompanies the Library's exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Library

Quarks, Joyce and two twentieth-century physicists!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

On 3 December the family of Professor Kevin Carroll, MRIA (1926-2016) presented the Academy with his signed first-edition copy of Finnegans Wake. We are delighted to receive this new addition to the...

Library

A Harp made for the Bard of Erin – John Egan’s Enterprising Product Placement

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Thank you to Nancy Hurrell, our guest writer for this month's Library Blog post. 

Library, Library Blog

A King of Prussia, a Russian Grand Duke, an Indian Princess — and Thomas Moore — Ireland in Europe in 1821.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

For this month's Library blog post Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, takes a look at a very special new addition to our collections. 

Library, Library Blog

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