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

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Who's the guest no one invited for Hallowe'en? Find out in today's entry on black birds and banshees.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Eoin O'Mahony bursary event review

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

The Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish history was set up by friends and family of the late Eoin O’Mahony.

Grants and Awards

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Mícheál Ó Coileáin

Monday, 9 March 2020

I gcomhar le Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU agus Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, tá beathaisnéis Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin aistrithe mar chomóradh ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2020. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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

Monday, 9 March 2020

What’s a wicker boat got to do with hair-styles? Find out more about medieval Irish fashion in today's entry.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Why might you need a helmet on a rainy day in Munster? Find out in today's entry on the penetrating misery of an Irish downpour.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

‘Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th’

Friday, 6 March 2020

DRI is celebrating the launch of a new project providing  preservation and access to materials generated during the approach to the 2018 referendum on the 8th Amendment.

Digital Repository of Ireland

'Church of Ireland: Disestablishment and beyond'

Thursday, 5 March 2020

If you missed our sell out conference on the 27 February 2020 commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland you can listen to it now.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Social Sciences Committee

Irish would-be assassin Violet Gibson makes feature film debut

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Forgotten for many years, the Irish woman who shot Benito Mussolini is the subject of a new film premiering at the Dublin International Film Festival this month. Read the DIB's recent entry on her remarkable life.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Did you know that Saint Columba could 'number the stars' and predict the course of the moon? Find out more in today's entry on star-counting.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

European Academies of Science: European GMO Laws no Longer fit

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The current EU rules on genetically modified organisms (GMO) are not fit for purpose anymore, leading scientists warn in a newly released EASAC commentary.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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