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Book release: “Women in European Academies - From Patronae Scientiarum to Path-Breakers”

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

This new ALLEA book examines the lives and achievements of women who played determining roles in the history of European academies and in the development of modern science in Europe, including in Ireland

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Christmas last postal dates for web orders

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

This year is like no other and we advise customers to shop early, or ‘click and collect’ from Academy House.


Richard Reilly, MRIA: Neuroscientist

Monday, 7 December 2020

Professor Reilly's career has been driven by his fascination with neurology coupled with his original background in electronic engineering to the emerging field of neuroscience to explore issues of clinical...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Recording Available for ‘Collecting in a Crisis: Rapid Response Web and Social Media Archiving’

Friday, 4 December 2020

Learn how our digital cultural memory is safeguarded through the rapid response actions of digital archivists.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Vacancy Deputy Executive Director

Friday, 4 December 2020

The Academy is seeking applications to fill the permanent position of Deputy Executive Director.


Did you know that beards were status symbols in the world of early Irish literature?

Friday, 4 December 2020

Learn more in today's episode of Spreading the Words on the word ulcha.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dungarvan released with lecture and interview

Thursday, 3 December 2020

To celebrate the release of Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 30, Dungarvan/Dún Garbhán by John Martin, a lecture and interview was held online on Thursday 3 December 2020. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

The InterAcademy Partnership are calling on Individuals to comment on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

You are invited to complete a survey to offer your views on UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Exploring our archives

Monday, 30 November 2020

Latest Library Blog post. In November the Library participated in the Explore Your Archive social media campaign, here are some of the collections we highlighted. '

Library, Library Blog

Applications open for the new Nowlan Digitisation Scheme

Monday, 30 November 2020

The scheme aims to expand the range of digitised historical sources available through open and free access to researchers.

Grants and Awards


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