THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Culture and Heritage

The Academy’s Culture and Heritage Working Group acts as a facilitator for discussion of opinions and ideas on contemporary Irish cultural and heritage policy and practice. It works in partnership with other cultural and heritage bodies and groups and has strong links to the Government’s Creative Ireland programme and Heritage Ireland 2030. Recent activities include a forum on future heritage policy in January 2019 and a series of discussion papers exploring aspects of Creativity in the Sciences, Music, and the Gaeltacht, the Irish Language, Folklore and the Vernacular. Papers on Museums and on Archival Depositories and Libraries are in development.

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