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Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Updated Tuesday, 06 October: Following the Government's guidelines and the Plan for Living with Covid-19 we have closed Academy House. There will be no access to Academy buildings for staff, Members...

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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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Library re-opening

Thursday, 13 August 2020

We are very pleased to announce the re-opening of the Academy Library on a limited basis from Monday, August 10, 2020 from 10.30-13:00.

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Evolution of the microchip

Monday, 27 July 2020

Latest Library Blog post. This month we are very pleased to welcome guest writer, David Fegan, MRIA, who takes us through the history of the microchip.   

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The latest Academy manuscript to go online

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Library holds one of the earliest known copies of Keating’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn. This 17th-century manuscript is now available to view in full via Irish Script On Screen.

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James Hardiman: An Epistolary Life

Monday, 15 June 2020

In this month's Library Blog post Dr. Ciaran McDonough looks at the James Hardiman papers and how letters can be so valuable when writing historical biographies. 

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Discover the Library’s digital collections

Monday, 8 June 2020

We have been working with our colleagues in the IT Department to improve our website which we hope will bring you closer to our collections.

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Bringing the Stowe Missal to life

Friday, 22 May 2020

This month's Library Blog post looks at the Stowe Missal. Thank you to our guest writer Lars Nooij for bringing this wonderful manuscript to life. 

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New beginnings…

Friday, 8 May 2020

A word from the new Academy Librarian, Barbara McCormack.

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