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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Colm Lennon

Colm Lennon is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Professor Emeritus of Maynooth University. He has written extensively on social, political and religious history in early modern Ireland. Some of his publications include: IHTA no. 19, Dublin, part II, 1610 to 1756 (Dublin, 2008); with John Montague John Rocque's Dublin: a guide to the Georgian city (Dublin, 2010); Sixteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 1994); and That field of glory: the story of Clontarf from battleground to garden suburb (Dublin, 2014).

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