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DIB entry of the day: Aífe

Thursday, 2 May 2019

To mark the 850th anniversary of the beginning of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland we are publishing the biographies of key figures associated with this pivotal event in Irish history.Today's entry is that of his...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Richard de Clare ('Strongbow')

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

To mark the 850th anniversary of the beginning of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland we are publishing the DIB biographies of some key figures associated with this pivotal event in Irish history, starting with Richard...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Boxing Ballymote

Thursday, 25 April 2019

This month's blog post is dedicated to the generous funders of conservation work on the Book of Ballymote. Thank you!

Library, Library Blog

DRI to co-host International Digital Data Curation conference 2020

Thursday, 25 April 2019

The 15th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will be run by the Digital Curation Centre in partnership with the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DIB marks twenty-year anniversary of Mary Raftery’s ‘States of fear’

Thursday, 25 April 2019

To commemorate the twenty-year anniversary of the documentary States of fear, which exposed endemic sexual, physical and psychological abuse in Ireland's industrial schools system, the Dictionary publishes an abridged...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Listen back to our lunchtime lecture series celebrating sisterhood and specifically the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who made their mark on Irish life. 


Ireland leaves the Commonwealth, 1949

Thursday, 18 April 2019

In April 1949 Ireland became a republic and left the Commonwealth. What did the Commonwealth think about it?

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

'Republic to Republic': A new Google exhibition by DIFP and UCD Archives on Ireland's international sovereignty from 1919 to 1949

Thursday, 18 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic, DIFP and UCD Archives have co-curated a new online exhibition on Irish sovereignty from 1919 to 1949.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

DRI Early Career Research Award

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Digital Repository of Ireland invite early career researchers to apply for a new annual Research Award worth €500.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Rural Conversation Report and Podcast No. 3: 'Building vibrant and sustainable communities in rural Ireland'

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The final in the series of three Rural Conversations was held on Thursday, 4 April 2019 and hosted in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). The report and podcast from this event are now available.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee


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