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.
Brehon law manuscripts reunited for Galway 2020 European Capital of CultureWednesday, 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.
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.
A Harp made for the Bard of Erin – John Egan’s Enterprising Product PlacementThursday, 28 November 2019
Thank you to Nancy Hurrell, our guest writer for this month's Library Blog post.
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.
The mythical Island of Hy Brasil and the Book of O’LeesThursday, 19 September 2019
This month's Library blog post takes you on a journey to an enchanted island ...
The business of leisure: entertainment ephemera in the collection of the Royal Irish AcademyTuesday, 27 August 2019
For this month’s Library blog post Alison FitzGerald and Joy Sherwood of Maynooth University take a look at the weird and wonderful in popular entertainment of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Who was Paul Strzelecki?Wednesday, 17 July 2019
This month's Library Blog post takes a look at our current exhibition ‘A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands'
Thomas Moore at 240!Friday, 28 June 2019
In this month's Library blog post Harry White, MRIA, Professor of Music, University College Dublin, takes a look at our current exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe.
Two women and the Royal Irish AcademyMonday, 27 May 2019
In this month's Library Blog post, Turlough O'Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, looks at the issues surrounding the election of women to the Royal Irish Academy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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