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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Conleth Manning

Conleth Manning is a Senior Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. He has a particular interest in medieval archaeology and architecture and has directed excavations at many sites around the country including Clonmacnoise, the Rock of Cashel, Roscrea Castle and Dublin Castle. A monograph on his excavations at Clogh Oughter Castle, Co. Cavan, was published in 2013. He is a past president of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and of the County Kildare Archaeological Society.

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