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Sisters

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Listen back to our lunchtime lecture series celebrating sisterhood and specifically the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who made their mark on Irish life. 

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DIB entry of the day: Mary Leadbeater

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will today deliver a lecture 'The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850' the fifth and final event in the current lunchtime series, 'Sisters', celebrating the lives and...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Katherine Conolly

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

As part of the RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford this Wednesday presents her lecture 'Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entries of the day: Lollie and Lily Yeats

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Lucy Collins delivered her lecture '"Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?": The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press ' at Academy House.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

'"A little remnant of the work of the ancients" 23 N 10: the Book of Ballycummin'

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Listen back to the Library’s 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference in partnership with Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.

Library, Public Engagement

Mrs Somerville – ‘queen of nineteenth-century science’

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Fifth and final blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.

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DIB entry of the day: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Margaret Ward today delivers her lecture ‘“A precious boon” in difficult times – Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters’ at Academy House. To accompany that...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

What’s in a name? Seán Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Ballycummin ~ RIA MS 23 N 10

Friday, 1 February 2019

This month's Blog post looks at the Book of Ballycummin, the subject of our 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference taking place 7-8 March. 

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Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova: the woman who broke through the ‘august sanctuary’ of the male-dominated Russian Academy

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Dr Angela Byrne writes about Princess Dashkova for the fourth Blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth...

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Making a new Book of Knockninny 1718

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Three hundred years ago this month, Irish scribes were busy working on a new Irish manuscript. It was to be known as the Book of Knockninny.

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