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Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Educational Resources

Hamilton Day 2020 Review

Friday, 23 October 2020

Professor Terence Tao, UCLA, delivered the Royal Irish Academy's 2020 Hamilton Lecture on the topic ‘The Cosmic Distance Ladder’

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement, Hamilton Day, Masterclass Series

Trick or feat?

Friday, 23 October 2020

What kind of cleasa did Cú Chulainn's personal trainer teach the legendary hero? Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words.

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Snap that: Life through the lens of Ireland’s 18- to 25-year-olds

Friday, 23 October 2020

Calling 18- to 25-year-olds on the island of Ireland to tell the story of your generation through your smartphone lens. Photographs with accompanying captions will be selected for an online exhibition. Closing date for...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Alcohol in the DIB: Kate Meyrick

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Our series ends with Kate Meyrick, the notorious Irish ‘queen of nightclubs’ in 1920s London who was immortalised in the works of Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Powell.   

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'

Thursday, 22 October 2020

After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog, Educational Resources

Teaching resources on Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Educational Resources

Alcohol in the DIB: Theobald Mathew

Monday, 19 October 2020

We continue our series on alcohol in the DIB with famed temperance crusader Theobald Mathew.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Máirtín Ó Cadhain in the DIB

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Today, 18 October 2020, marks fifty years since the death of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, one of Ireland’s foremost literary figures of the twentieth century.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Top nine final year math’s students get Hamilton Prize

Friday, 16 October 2020

Sponsors Ibec see developing STEM talent as a key role in safeguarding Ireland’s economic future.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day, STEM Education


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