History Research for Schools Day @ The Royal Irish Academy

NEWS / 6 October 2023

5th & 6th Year History Students  attended the Royal Irish Academy workshop with Ms Kenny and Ms Talbot on Thursday 5th October to support their research skills in this subject.

They heard about the RIA programmes, Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), Documents on Irish Foreign Policy(DIFP) and Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA. The RIA guided students through the online collections which may help with their research project and course material in Irish History. There was also a Questions and Answers session.

During the enlightening sixty-minute event organised at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy Library, students were provided with an opportunity to immerse themselves in several different detailed presentations from the Digital Repository of Ireland [DRI] The Dictionary of Irish Biography [DIB], and Documents on Irish Foreign Policy [DIFP]. As well as the Irish Historic Towns Atlas [IHTA]. Each of the four organisations spoke about their dedication to producing online and tactile representations of generations of evolving Irish culture, lifestyle, and geography.

Following the conclusion of the conference, the speakers from each of the four historic organisations welcomed and answered questions from diligent students and teachers with great aplomb.

Overall, students were intrigued by the wealth of varied literary, visual, and audible resources available to develop a research project in the field of Irish History can become a contribute to your research study becoming an interactive and enjoyable experience.
Luke Higgins (6th Year)

Hugo Burke described the experience as 'eye-opening and most informative.'

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