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The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

was founded in 1849 in Kilkenny '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.'


Are you interested in joining the RSAI to take part in our wide programme of excursions, lectures, talks and outings? If so click here!


Take a peek here to see some of our unique library collections and to link to our online catalogue!


Georgian stuccodores to early medieval islands...take a look at our programme of events for this year.