Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Welcome to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Welcome to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland is instituted to preserve, examine and illustrate all ancient monuments and memorials of the arts, manners and customs of the past, as connected with the antiquities language, literature and history of Ireland’. It was established in 1849 and received its Royal Charter in 1912

The Society’s 1,000- strong membership is inclusive and ranges from individuals with an amateur interest in local history and archaeology to distinguished international archaeologists and cultural heritage professionals.

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Latest News

RSAI stock for sale!

As part of current re-organisation and stock-taking the RSAI is pleased to offer the following publications for sale at reduced rates: RSAI publications: Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society. Five Volumes 1885-1859. Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1997: €60 Irish Carved Ornament: H.S. Crawford: €12 Folk and Farm: Essays in honour of A.T. Lucas: … Continue Reading →


Winter Outings As part of the annual programme of events the Society runs a number of half-day outings. To book a place on an outing please contact the office at or 01-6761749. The outings for 2014 are as follows: Saturday 25 January: Tour of Pearse Museum, grounds and follies and an opportunity to visit … Continue Reading →


The RSAI runs an annual programme of Monday talks. Talks are held in the Helen Roe theatre at 7.30pm on the given date. Both Members and guests are very welcome. 3 February 2014 Merchants, builders and princely mansions: Dublin’s nineteenth-century expansion Dr Susan Galavan, Trinity College Dublin 10 March 2014 Landscape and Kingship in early … Continue Reading →

Latest Events


26 April, Spring Excursion Spring Excursion to Athlone Castle and the monastic site at Clonmacnoise The coach will depart from Society House at 9.30 am on Saturday 26 April and go directly to Athlone where we will have an opportunity to visit the recently re-opened Athlone Castle, and visit the new galleries tracing the history … Continue Reading →

Opening Hours

Office opening hours:

Monday - Thursday 10:00-16:45, closed 12:45-14:00.

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