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Dictionary of Irish Biography adds 41 new entries

Thursday, 22 September 2022

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has published 41 new entries, with a mixture of contemporary figures and ‘missing persons’ – interesting older figures who have come to light thanks to recent scholarship.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

22 September 1922: The publication of Liam Mellows’s ‘Notes from Mountjoy’

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Read Gavin Foster's essay on "Class, Social Revolution and Republicanism in the Civil War" on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

Charlemont Grant scheme open to applications

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

The Charlemont Grant scheme facilitates early career researchers to make short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

RIA Publications at Research Open Day

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn more about our publishing house and the work we publish.

Publications, Public Engagement

International Commission for the History of Towns meeting 2022

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

The ICHT met in Maynooth and Dublin before travelling to Derry City via Kells, Cavan and Enniskillen from 13 to 16 September 2022.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

DRI Project Archiving Reproductive Health Wins Digital Preservation Award

Monday, 19 September 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to share that Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) has been announced as the winner of the Digital Preservation Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy! 

Digital Repository of Ireland

Towards a European Network of FAIR-enabling TDRs

Friday, 16 September 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to share that the working paper 'Towards a European network of FAIR-enabling Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDRs)' has been published on Zenodo.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Sally Hayden wins 2022 Michel Déon Prize

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Today Sally Hayden was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Royal Irish Academy Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction for her debut book My Fourth Time, We Drowned (Harper Collins, 4th Estate).

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Publications pop-up bookshop

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

An opportunity to talk with the Publications team, as well as picking up a recent, or not so recent, book published by the Royal Irish Academy.  


Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources: Culture Night, 2022

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

The Editor and Assistant Editor of DMLCS invite you to explore the medieval Latin heritage of Ireland and other Celtic nations with them

Publications, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources


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