New beginnings…Friday, 8 May 2020
A word from the new Academy Librarian, Barbara McCormack.
Acht ós cinneamhaint dom imtheacht ‘mo dhíorfach... (Since I am fated to become a hermit…)Friday, 1 May 2020
Dr Charles Dillon of the Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge considers hermits, hermitage and the lonely life as manifested in Irish literature and language over the centuries.
Memories, manuscripts and medieval inkThursday, 23 April 2020
Library Blog post. After a visit to the Library last year, Kathleen Reen was inspired to learn more about how the old scribes made ink. Follow Kathleen on her journey.
Best wishes to Academy Librarian Siobhán Fitzpatrick on her retirement.Tuesday, 14 April 2020
A fond farewell to our esteemed colleague, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, we wish her a long and happy retirement.
The First Seanad Éireann, women and the Senate Casket — Irishwomen appeal to a spirit of patriotism.Tuesday, 31 March 2020
This month's Library Blog post by Academy Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick.
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.
Listen back to our Lunchtime Lecture series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'Thursday, 5 December 2019
This lecture series accompanies the Library's exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe
Quarks, Joyce and two twentieth-century physicists!Thursday, 5 December 2019
On 3 December the family of Professor Kevin Carroll, MRIA (1926-2016) presented the Academy with his signed first-edition copy of Finnegans Wake. We are delighted to receive this new addition to the Library's...
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