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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Paula Meehan, Reading the Sky

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Paula Meehan’s second collection of poetry was published in 1986.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

The instruments from Rathmines that proved Einstein right

Thursday, 31 March 2016

A chance to see the recently discovered astronomical equipment that proved Einstein right, 12-14 April  


Stated Meeting 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New officers elected.


Academy Gold Medallists 2015 share their views on open science and data sharing

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Academy Gold Medals are presented each year to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields. In 2015, medals were awarded in the...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Launch of Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge a free gift to commemorate Gaelic revival

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

This Journal was an important periodical for the Irish language revival community in the time before the foundation of the Irish Free State.

Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge

Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Fr Albert Bibby

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. Read the entry on Fr Bibby, a Capuchin friar...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster

Monday, 21 March 2016

Frank McGuinness' 1985 seering drama dared go into the minds of Northern loyalists who have made their own blood sacrifice in the trenches.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Centenary Gift from Ireland to the World

Friday, 11 March 2016

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world -  a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives -  has been produced. 

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Decade of Centenaries, Dictionary of Irish Biography

To be, to log, to blog …

Friday, 11 March 2016

From the Reading Room - A welcome from Academy Librarian Siobhán Fitzpatrick.

Library Blog, Library

International Affairs Conference Call for Papers

Friday, 11 March 2016

The RIA International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, International Affairs Standing Committee


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