THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

Read more about the RIA

News

Filter News

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Gruaig

Monday, 9 March 2020

What’s a wicker boat got to do with hair-styles? Find out more about medieval Irish fashion in today's entry.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Fliuch

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Why might you need a helmet on a rainy day in Munster? Find out in today's entry on the penetrating misery of an Irish downpour.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Ríomhaire

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Did you know that Saint Columba could 'number the stars' and predict the course of the moon? Find out more in today's entry on star-counting.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Caoch

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Why can't the one-eyed man be king? Find out in today's entry on blindness, blemishing and being ‘blind drunk’!

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Grá

Sunday, 1 March 2020

What exactly is a ‘love-spot’? Find out in today's entry on affairs of the heart.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Cróga

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Why does this Cú Chulainn have apples spiked on his hair? Find out in today's entry on bravery, bloodiness and the infamous ‘warp spasm’!

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

A history of Ireland in 100 words is all over the city

Friday, 28 February 2020

Spot us on the citywide banners during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

A history of Ireland in 100 words: Christmas special

Friday, 20 December 2019

Wishing you all a happy Christmas with one last bonus word: 'Nollaig'.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Foclóir Gaeilge Mháirtín Uí Chadhain

Thursday, 19 December 2019

‘Suigh síos agus déan do chuairt.  Is iomaí lá sa reilig orainn...’

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

From the cutting room floor: A history of Ireland in 104 words

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Celebrating the reprint of our book with some bonus words. No. 104: Craobh: branching out

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Pages

Stay up to date with the Royal Irish Academy newsletter

Sign up now