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The DIB and Christ Church cathedral: Sitriuc Silkbeard

Monday, 16 September 2019

This coming Friday Terry Clavin will be speaking at Christ Church Cathedral on the many DIB lives connected to the institution throughout its rich history. To mark this event read the DIB entry on Sitriuc Silkbeard...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Research Infrastructures in Ireland: Blog Post 1

Monday, 16 September 2019

In the first of the series, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, University of Limerick, offers an ambitious roadmap for future PhD education in Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups, Research Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures in Ireland Blog

The DIB and Rugby World Cup 2019: the 'father of Irish rugby'

Friday, 13 September 2019

To mark the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we publish below the DIB entry on Sir Charles Burton Barrington (1848–1943), integral to the establishment of Rugby Football in Ireland, by Shaun Boylan.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The international peer-reviewed journal "Global Change Biology - Bioenergy" has just published a paper authored by 15 of EASAC’s Environmental Experts on the serious mismatches between science and policy on forest...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Camogie legends in the DIB: Kay Mills

Friday, 6 September 2019

For this weekend's All-Ireland camogie final we are revisiting the life of Kathleen 'Kay' Mills who won fifteen All-Ireland senior medals. Read her entry below by Mary Moran.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Archaeology Grants schemes open

Friday, 6 September 2019

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

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland on Ireland and the outbreak of the Second World War

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

To mark the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, our latest exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland explores how Ireland saw the start of the conflict.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Launch of Rural Conversations report

Monday, 2 September 2019

Mr Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, launched the Rural Conversations report at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at the Royal Irish Academy.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Dublin and Kerry GAA legends in the DIB: Kevin Heffernan and Páidí Ó Sé

Friday, 30 August 2019

Archrivals Dublin and Kerry are facing off in a much-anticipated all-Ireland final. To mark that event we are publishing the biographies of two GAA titans of these counties.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Sam Maguire

Friday, 30 August 2019

It’s All Ireland Final weekend, find out about the inspiration for the Sam Maguire cup……

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks


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