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History in the News: Grangegorman Histories features in the latest History Ireland magazine

Friday, 11 September 2020

A project designed to ensure that the history of the site is not forgotten, says History Ireland in it's latest issue (September/October 2020).

Grangegorman Histories

Virtual Tour of Academy House

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Join us on a virtual tour of Academy House and learn about the long history of the Royal Irish Academy, our wonderful and important Library collections and the history of the building which the Academy has called home...


Fake vaccines, medicines, and other medical products can kill you, says world academies network

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

The toll from falsified and substandard medical products may be as high as a million lives lost per year: The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) recommends a set of actions and urges politicians and all stakeholders to join...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Autumn Archaeology Grants schemes open

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants,  Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites,  Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme now open for applications.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

Educational resources for primary, second and third level students

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has developed teaching material that is of use in the classroom. Designed to be both stimulating to students and integral to the relevant school curriculum, the goal is to motivate and inspire...

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Educational Resources

Lesson plans tied to the Irish curriculum to support Art and Architecture of Ireland at Junior and Leaving Certificate level

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

These teacher-written activities cover each of the five volumes, spanning from the early middle ages to the end of the last century.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Educational Resources

What's the Irish for 'jellyfish'?

Monday, 7 September 2020

Find out why it is a favourite phrase among Irish speakers and learners.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Spreading the Words: a new podcast

Monday, 7 September 2020

Histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Could medieval Irish people swim?

Friday, 4 September 2020

Hear about traditions of wild swimming in this episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

'My noble mother is a mermaid'

Friday, 4 September 2020

Explore the concept of sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature in the first episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge


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