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Artworks to mark the feast of Colm Cille

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

The artworks were commissioned as part of the Colm Cille 1500 commemoration and were received in Academy House today.

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Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Academy House is open for the full working week from Tuesday, 8 June with the Library opening hours extended to three days a week from Monday, 14 June (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

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Congratulations and a fond farewell!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Our esteemed colleague Dr Bernadette Cunningham is retiring today after over twenty years at the Academy Library. 

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The Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy – an unfinished story

Monday, 31 May 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at the development of the Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy.

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Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

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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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