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Special discount on all publications and stationery for Culture Night

Monday, 21 September 2020

We may be closed to the public but you can still enjoy 25% off all purchases from our webshop - extended to midnight Wednesday 23 September


Vignettes from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Friday, 18 September 2020

As part of Culture Night 2020 we have an exhibition that offers a glimpse of town life through the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Amplifying Change' is a finalist for the National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Friday, 18 September 2020

The prestigious Digital Preservation Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy Awaard celebrates iniatives for their practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Why should mitigation, adaptation and climate justice be at the heart of education?

Friday, 18 September 2020

Dr Cliona Murphy discusses climate change education initiatives in Europe.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

An edible purple seaweed

Friday, 18 September 2020

A word dear to Seamus Heaney, how does 'dulse' feature in medieval Irish law, literature and medicine?

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education in Ireland and the UK: a discussion paper

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Higher education institutions must act to achieve better outcomes for staff from Irish Traveller, black  and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Policy and International Relations

What's the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’?

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Seamus Heaney's use of the word bog.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Judging Dev: ‘equally invaluable in classroom, in college and in the home’

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Lesson plans based on our award-winning book for history teachers to use at Junior and Leaving Certificate levels.

Publications, Educational Resources

Academy Gold Medals presented at private ceremony in Queen's University Belfast

Monday, 14 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals were presented to Richard English, MRIA, Professor of Politics and Vincent Fusco, MRIA, Professor of Electronic Engineering and Head of High Frequency Electronics Research at Queen’s...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

RIA editor Thomas C. Kelly on RTÉ Radio 1

Friday, 11 September 2020

Tune in to Mooney Goes Wild on Monday 14 September and listen to Tom Kelly talk about the birds of Clare Island.

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island


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