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.

Read more about the RIA


Filter News

Renaissance Galway launched at the Milwaukee Irish Fest

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas attended the 2019 Milwaukee Irish Fest to showcase the new publication, Renaissance Galway. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

The business of leisure: entertainment ephemera in the collection of the Royal Irish Academy

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

For this month’s Library blog post Alison FitzGerald and Joy Sherwood of Maynooth University take a look at the weird and wonderful in popular entertainment of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

Library, Library Blog

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge gets major funding boost

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Minister Seán Kyne T.D. today announced the approval of a €920,000 grant over a five year period

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach

The DIB in Music: Phil Lynott

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

On what would have been his 70th birthday, read about the life of one of Ireland's famous rockers, Phil Lynott, by Dr James Quinn.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Special issue of SHAW coming in December 2020

Monday, 19 August 2019

Academy Managing Editor Ruth Hegarty will be curating the next special issue of the Shaw Journal, together with Dr Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway).


Discovering Thomas Moore’ exhibition and launch of ERIN website

Friday, 16 August 2019

Read the latest blog post for the ERIN project team


Forthcoming book: Ireland: a voice among the nations

Thursday, 15 August 2019

A history of Irish foreign policy. Available for pre-order.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Dublin 1847 is back in stock

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Frank Cullen's sold out publication focusing on The Ordnance Survey’s large-scale town plans for Dublin (1847) has been reprinted

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New Working Group: “Harnessing the world’s academies to combat predatory academic journals and conferences”

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) have issued a call for working group nominations to a planned IAP study, “Harnessing the world’s academies to combat predatory academic journals and conferences.”

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A new €3 million Horizon 2020 project will be co-ordinated by Professor Maria Baghramian MRIA

Policy and International Relations


Stay up to date with the Royal Irish Academy newsletter

Sign up now