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12 February 1922: The Nicholson Revival

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Read Andrew R. Holmes's essay on 'Popular Protestantism in Belfast' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Grangegorman Lives: Dr Conolly Norman

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

The next addition to our Grangegorman Lives series is Dr Conolly Norman (1853-1908), psychiatrist and RMS, Richmond District Lunatic Asylum (1886-1908).

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

Call for Papers 'Using the Atlas: Irish Historic Towns Atlas workshops'

Monday, 7 February 2022

The board of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) is inviting expressions of interest from researchers, teachers and practitioners who have used the Atlas in their work and would like to take part in a day of workshops...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Téarma nua na gcoistí ildisciplíneacha 2022-2026

Friday, 4 February 2022

Tá iarratas á lorg ó bhaill coistí nua do coistí ildisciplíneacha an Acadaimh don téarma 2022- 2026.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Science Committees

ARINS podcast episode 8: Implications for the Protection of Human Rights in a United Ireland

Thursday, 3 February 2022

In this episode of the ARINS podcast, Brice Dickson and Rory Montgomery consider how the unification of Ireland could change the way in which human rights are protected.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

2 February 1922: The Publication of ‘Ulysses’

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Read Elaine Sisson's essay on 'Race, Modernity and the City' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

1 February 1922: Frank Walsh’s American Imperialism

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Read David Brundage's essay on 'Irish Revolution and American Empire' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Shelfmarks: St Brigid's Day Special

Monday, 31 January 2022

In this special episode, Zoë Comyns delves into the Academy collections for traces of Brigid in the recordings of the Doegen archive.


Calling all transformative innovators

Friday, 28 January 2022

The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2022 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards is Friday, 28 January at 17:00

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Tick tock goes the Library’s reading room clock

Friday, 28 January 2022

Latest Library Blog post. Anita Cooper looks at the clock in the RIA reading room and its maker J. Booth & Son of Dublin.

Library, Library Blog


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