The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grants scheme open to applications on the theme of rural, coastal and/or island communities

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

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

A Rising Tide: women and the natural sciences in nineteenth-century Ireland (Part 1)

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

In this month’s Dictionary of Irish Biography blog, Niav Gallagher discusses a group of pioneering Irish woman botanists. Various barriers limited their participation in the natural sciences, yet these intrepid women –...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Autumn Archaeology Grants open, including new Archaeological Archives Research Grants scheme

Monday, 4 September 2023

The RIA, together with the National Monuments Service are delighted to welcome applications for the Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme, Archaeological Research for World Heritage...

Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

David Stifter MRIA, Professor of Old and Middle Irish

Friday, 1 September 2023

Professor Stifter’s research is part of the effort to bring light into dark periods of human history through the study of historical and prehistoric stages of languages.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Culture Night: Pop-up bookshop

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

You won't want to miss the opportunity to browse our recent publications, meet the Publications team and avail of special Culture Night discounts on our books!


Falkiner and the Origins of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland

Friday, 25 August 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the second post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Amy Mitchell reports on the fascinating document she found while working on the collections. 

Library, Library Blog

Placing Our Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Cork video

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

During Heritage Week the premiere of the Cork atlas preview video took place.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Heritage Week Dublin Suburbs Walking Tours

Monday, 21 August 2023

The walking tours held in the South-East City, Drumcondra, Kilmainham, Rathmines and Clontarf sold out early for Heritage Week 2023. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Academy House closed on Friday, 18 August

Thursday, 17 August 2023

The Academy (including the Library) will be closed on Friday, 18 August to facilitate building upgrade works. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Grangegorman Lives: Dr Joseph Lalor

Thursday, 17 August 2023

The next addition to our Grangegorman Lives series is Dr Joseph Lalor (1811-1886), psychiatrist and Resident Medical Superintendent at the Richmond Asylum (1857-1886).

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives


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