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

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

New President Elected

Monday, 16 March 2020

Mary Canning has been elected as President of the Royal Irish Academy. She became only the second female President in 235 years when she was elected today during Academy’s first virtual Stated General Meeting.

Academy, Membership

Annual Review 2019 published

Monday, 16 March 2020

Our latest Annual Review has just been published. Have a look at it online below or as a PDF or pick up a copy in Academy House.

Membership, Public Engagement

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

Sunday, 15 March 2020

What have the French got to do with Irish castles? Find out in today's entry on Irish, Viking and Norman architecture.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Ernie O'Malley

Friday, 13 March 2020

I gcomhar le Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU agus Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, tá beathaisnéis Ernie O'Malley aistrithe mar chomóradh ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2020. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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

Friday, 13 March 2020

What was it like to be foreign in medieval Ireland? Find out in today's entry on incomers and exiles.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Michel Déon Non-Fiction Prize opens

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Michel Déon Non-Fiction prize is open for entries until 12 April 2020.  

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

European Academies of Science warn: Plastic Crisis Requires Fundamental System Change

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

EASAC’s latest report shows that fundamental and systemic reforms are required along the whole value chain, in order to slow and reverse damage to the environment, biodiversity and ultimately risks to human health.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Praeger Grants for Natural History open

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications for the Praeger Grants in Natural History. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Grants and Awards

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Maud Gonne MacBride

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

I gcomhar le Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU agus Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, tá beathaisnéis Maud Gonne MacBride aistrithe mar chomóradh ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2020. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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