First founded in 1785, the Royal Irish Academy is dedicated to the promotion of the study of science, literature and antiquities. It awards fifty research grants each year in the humanities and the natural sciences and also supports bilateral research visits between Ireland and other European countries. It is the largest scholastic publisher in Ireland, and its library holds more than 40,000 books and 1,500 manuscripts. Those interested in visiting should phone for an appointment first.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM, Friday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa