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Autumn Archaeology Grants schemes open

Friday, 9 September 2022

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants,  Archaeology Legacy projects and Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites Schemes now open for applications.

Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

Vacancy: Senior Executive Assistant

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Executive Assistant based at the Royal Irish Academy. Closing date for applications is 6 October 2022.


International Commission for the History of Towns conference 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022

This year's theme of the ICHT conference is 'Crisis in Urban Order' and it takes place in Maynooth, Dublin and Derry, 13–16 September 2022.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Celebration of the New Survey of Clare Island

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

On Saturday 3 September, up to 90 guests attended an afternoon of events on Clare Island to celebrate the New Survey of CIare Island series. 

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

Update to RIA Library reading room services

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Extension of opening hours beginning Friday, 30 September 2022


Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grants open to applications

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Government Office in Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs, are pleased to invite applications for the...

Grants and Awards

DRI’s Annual Community Archive Scheme Opens for 2023

Friday, 2 September 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that our annual Community Archive Scheme is open for applications for 2023. The Community Archive Scheme is one way that DRI works to help preserve and...

Digital Repository of Ireland

The completion of the New Survey of Clare Island

Friday, 2 September 2022

John Feehan reflects on the impact of the Clare Island surveys

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

ARINS podcast episode 14: Making Sense of a United Ireland, Should it Happen, How Might it Happen?

Thursday, 1 September 2022

In this month’s episode, host Rory Montgomery and Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, at the University of Pennsylvania, discuss Brendan’s latest book Making Sense of a United Ireland, Should it...

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


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