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New DIB 'missing person': Mary Bonaventura Browne

Friday, 10 January 2020

Our latest batch of 'missing persons' adds sixty-six fascinating figures from Irish history to the DIB. Today we're publishing Terry Clavin's new entry for Mary Bonaventura Browne, an abbess of the Poor Clares...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIB 'missing person' : London's 'queen of the nightclubs'

Thursday, 9 January 2020

To mark the publication of our latest batch of 'missing persons', we publish the entry on Kate Meyrick by Margaret Elliott, below. Seated centre in the image above from 1928, Meyrick dominated the London nightclub...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

'Missing person' Florence Stoker added to DIB

Monday, 6 January 2020

Florence Stoker, Oscar Wilde's 'first love' and the woman whose canny management of her husband Bram's estate helped make 'Dracula' a household name, is among the sixty-six 'missing persons' (twenty-eight of whom...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB at Christmas: Maureen Potter

Monday, 23 December 2019

Happy Christmas! We hope to evoke the festive spirit by publishing the DIB entry of actress and Christmas panto stalwart, Maureen Potter, by Lawrence William White. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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.

Library, Library Blog

Call for nominations for the 2021 Louis-Jeantet Prizes

Friday, 20 December 2019

The Scientific Committee of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation is actively searching for nominations for the 2021 Louis-Jeantet Prizes.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

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

Call for nominations: All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values 2020

Thursday, 19 December 2019

The prize will be awarded during ALLEA’s General Assembly in London on 4 June 2020.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

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

Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Library, Public Engagement

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