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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Research Projects

The Academy currently supports and manages eleven internationally important research projects and has particular research strengths in the areas in which the library and collections are exceptionally rich, including Irish language and literature, linguistics, the history and culture of Ireland and archaeology. Many of the Academy Research Projects publish regularly.

Research projects

In 1966, 15 major stations were named after people who played a significant role in the Easter...
1916 Portraits and Lives »
The Dictionary of Irish Biography is Ireland’s national biographical dictionary. Devised,...
Dictionary of Irish Biography »
The Royal Irish Academy’s New Survey of Clare Island, a unique multidisciplinary endeavour that...
New Survey of Clare Island »
Fáilte chuig suíomh idirlín Fhoclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge. Tá an tionscnamh taighde seo ag réiteach...
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge »
The OIC is a project of the Royal Irish Academy in association with the Office of the Attorney...
Origins Of The Irish Constitution »
The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is an interactive, trusted digital repository for social...
Digital Repository of Ireland »
DMLCS helps build a research infrastructure to interpret Western European thought from writings...
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources »
With over 14 projects dedicated to Ireland’s diverse culture and heritage, we have centenary...
Decade of Centenaries »
The St Patrick’s Confessio HyperStack constitutes an Internet resource for investigating the Saint’...
St Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack »
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) project was established in 1981. The aim of the project is to...
Irish Historic Towns Atlas »
Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) is an essential public resource for the study of twentieth...
Documents on Irish Foreign Policy »
Art and Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative and fully illustrated account of the art and...
Art and Architecture of Ireland »

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