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'"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'.

Library, Library Blog

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. 

Library, Library Blog

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...

Library, Library Blog

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.

Library, Library Blog

Researching the history of Irish printing

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Latest Library Blog post has been written by one of our international Readers, Irish-American printer, Jim Wilder.

Library, Library Blog

Launch of The Book of Ballymote!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote is the second in a series of books dedicated to exploring some of the major manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy’s collection.

Library, Publications

Bishop John O’Brien and his 250 year-old Irish Dictionary

Friday, 19 October 2018

In this month’s Library blog post, Charles Dillon, Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, examines how O’Brien’s Focalóir came about and its influence on Irish learning and lexicography.

Library, Library Blog, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Margaret Stokes: antiquarian scholar with an artist’s eye

Thursday, 20 September 2018

We continue our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'. This month we look at Margaret Stokes 

Library, Library Blog

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