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Royal Irish Academy

Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 19 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 676 2570
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A hidden treasure -- recommended! And it's free :-)

This is a wonderful institution, a chance to see inside a stunning and historic Dublin building, and an amazing library. We got to see Thomas Moore's harp, and a glorious... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Situated in two buildings on each side of Dawson Street, this museum is well worth a visit, not too far from the tourist track either, in fact right in the heart of it!!

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is a wonderful institution, a chance to see inside a stunning and historic Dublin building, and an amazing library. We got to see Thomas Moore's harp, and a glorious historic manuscript, and sat on the benches from Grattan's Parliament. It's a national treasure, and yet not many people seem to know about the Academy. We stumbled on it by... More 

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Ireland
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

This is a venerable institution in Irish intellectual life, being the academy for the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The lovely building is a splendid home for it. Academy membership numbers over 450, election based in recognition of academic achievements. Only a small number of rooms are normally accessible to the public. But if you ask politely at reception, a... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

I made a special appointment to see the Cathach. The staff was most accomodating, and what a thrill for me to see it. Unfortunately, since they weren't open on the weekend, we had to see it Monday morning, the day we were scheduled to leave Dublin, so we didn't get to see much else in the RIA. I think I... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

The exhibit for King Tuts tomb was spectacular, the price moderate, and the facility was perfect. They even allowed photos, with no flash.

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