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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Bristled hair and hairy stars

Friday, 11 October 2019

Our Managing Editor tells us about the two covers of A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

325-million-year-old amphibian bones discovered in County Clare

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The fossilised bones of a tiny amphibian-like creature that scurried around the shores of County Clare 325 million years ago have been discovered.


Research Infrastructures Blog 2: The Case for National Research Data Centres

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

In the second of the series, Jerry Horgan, TSSG Infrastructure Manager, WIT, discusses the case for national research data centres.

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

Thomas Moore in the DIB

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

A new series of RIA lunchtime lectures on the immense achievements of Thomas Moore commences on Wednesday 9 October with a talk by Professor Harry White MRIA. Read White's comprehensive DIB entry on Moore.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Speaking of budget... do you know where the word 'airgead' comes from?

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Discover the origins of the words 'airgead', 'punt' and 'pingin' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

A King of Prussia, a Russian Grand Duke, an Indian Princess — and Thomas Moore — Ireland in Europe in 1821.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

For this month's Library blog post Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, takes a look at a very special new addition to our collections. 

Library, Library Blog

The 2020 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes

Monday, 7 October 2019

A call has been issued by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy for the 2020 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Personal Digital Archiving: Storing, Organising and Protecting Your Digital Content for the Future

Monday, 7 October 2019

Public lecture by Sara Day Thomson of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Hamilton Did It, Luas Campaign

Friday, 4 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy has collaborated with students from TU Dublin and TII/Luas on a Hamilton promotional campaign.

Public Engagement, Hamilton Day

Opportunities and challenges for research and innovation in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Thursday, 3 October 2019

On the 6th of September, the Royal Society and the Royal Irish Academy co-hosted a roundtable focusing on the opportunities and challenges for research and innovation across the island of Ireland. The meeting note...

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups


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