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.Read more about the RIA
The Royal Irish Academy currently runs seven academic research programmes at the leading edge of scholarship in their respective disciplines. These and their research outputs give the institution particular academic strengths in Irish history, cartography, digital archives and lexicography. Academy research programmes combine with areas in which the Academy Library and its collections are exceptionally rich, including Irish language and literature, linguistics, the history and culture of Ireland and archaeology. Academy research programmes publish regularly and play a vibrant role in academic and public life in Ireland and across the globe.