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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Mairéad Carew

Mairéad Carew is a cultural historian and archaeologist. Her research interests include cultural history, archaeology, history of ideas, diaspora studies and the 1930s. She is the author of Tara and the Ark of the Covenant (2003).

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