The Cathach of Colum Cille

The Cathach of St Columba is the oldest extant Irish illuminated manuscript, dating to c. AD 600. The surviving 58 folios contain psalms 30:10 to 105:13. It is understood that Colum Cille copied the manuscript from a psalter lent to him by St Finnian. A dispute over the ownership

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Cuireadh tús sa bhliain 2015 le hiris acadúil bhliantúil nua agus í sin piarmheasta ag foireann scoláirí ó institiúidí in Éirinn agus thar lear. Foilsítear saothar scolártha den chaighdeán is airde san iris seo, COMHARTaighde, sna réimsí seo a leanas de léann na Nua-Ghaeil

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Snap That entries 2020

During summer 2020, the RIA Social Sciences Committee made a call to all 18-25 year-olds on the island of Ireland to submit photos with captions of places or objects that represent anything that helps, inspires or hinders them in their lives. Here are the images that were submitt

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Excavations at Knowth

A major programme of archaeological excavation commenced on 18 June 1962 at the passage tomb cemetery at Knowth, Co Meath. This research excavation continued on a seasonal basis for more than 40 years, resulting in the excavation of a considerable area of the monument complex. Ot

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Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) is a public history project for the study of modern Irish history through diplomacy. DIFP aims to make the history of Irish foreign policy accessible to all and promotes public engagement with the history of Ireland’s international relatio

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Photographs of Dublin City Centre after the 1916 Rebellion

This is a collection of 40 photographs taken 17-18 May 1916 by Thomas Johnson Westropp, 1860-1922. Westropp placed them in an album entitled, ‘Ruined buildings in Dublin after the Sinn Fein rebellion, April-May 1916 by Thomas Westropp, photographed May 17th & 18th 1916’, which h

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