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A gateway for future research in archaeology

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Did you know that Ireland has the richest early medieval archaeological landscape in Europe, if not the world? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Aidan O'Sullivan.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

DIB Explorers: Annie S. D. Maunder, astronomer

Thursday, 16 July 2020

We continue our series of intrepid explorers with celebrated astronomer Annie Scott Dill Maunder who travelled the world observing and recording celestial phenomena and is known for her work on sunspot activity and...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Explorers: Lady Heath, aviator

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

With so many holiday plans on hold this summer, the DIB has compiled a selection of intrepid explorers we can accompany on their exciting travels. We start the series with Lady Heath, the first woman to complete a solo...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Deadline extended for DRI Early Career Research Award 2020

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Digital Repository of Ireland  Early Career Research Award, for research informed in whole, or in part, by objects/collections deposited in DRI is extended until 31 August 2020.

Digital Repository of Ireland

The importance of washing your hands more than a thousand years before COVID-19

Monday, 13 July 2020

Did you know that there are fourteen different words for 'washing' in early Irish? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Gregory Toner.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

On trespassing sheep and uncontrollable bees in Medieval Ireland

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Our author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh tells us some of the stories behind the illustrations in 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.  

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

DRI Batch Metadata Template Blog Part Three: Exporting Tabular Metadata to XML

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The third blog in the Digital Repository of Ireland's (DRI) series of blog posts on using the DRI Batch Metadata Template delves into using OpenRefine and other tools to convert tabular metadata into a standards-...

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Batch Metadata Template Blog Part Two: The Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

In the second part of the Digital Repository of Ireland's (DRI) three-part series of blog posts on capturing metadata using the DRI Batch Metadata Template, we look at the benefits of using the template for the Atlantic...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Máirín Nic Eoin, MRIA: Irish Language

Monday, 6 July 2020

Professor Nic Eoin researchs modern and contemporary Irish-language literature, examining also the changing social and sociolinguistic contexts of literary production in Irish.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Dr Yikai Xu awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize

Monday, 6 July 2020

The Belfast based PhD student was recognised for his revolutionary work in nanomaterials science in a virtual ceremony on Friday 3 July 2020.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

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