The Society’s main publication – the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries (JRSAI) – is an international journal of record that contains peer-reviewed articles and reviews relevant to the Society’s activities. The JRSAI has been in publication under various titles since the Society’s foundation in 1849. The current Honorary Editor and  Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald is Honorary Reviews Editor. Volume 144-145 is the most recent edition of the Society’s journal and is currently available for sale. To order a copy please contact the Society, or place an order by following the prompts below. JRSAI also contains reviews of relevant recent publications.

The rules for contributors can be found here.


To purchase a copy of the most recent JRSAI (vol. 144-145) please click below and we will post it to you.

Back-issues of the JRSAI are also available for sale from the Society. Please contact the Librarian for details of the issues that are available. The cost of any back-issues published before 2000 is €15 each (inc. postage and packaging within Ireland).

For details of the contents of JRSAI please see Thaddeus Breen’s website, where he has kindly recorded the contents from 1860 onwards.


The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland has a series of occasional monographs and conference proceedings. Recent publications include:

  • Glendalough, City of GodGlendalough
    Editors – Charles Doherty, Linda Doran and Mary Kelly.
  • Pathfinders to the Past: The Antiquarian road to Irish historical writing 1640-1960pathfinders
    Editors – Próinseas Ní Chatháin and Siobhán Fitzpatrick with Howard Clarke.
  • Darkest Dublin:Darkest_Dublin The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913
    Author – Christian Corlett.

All RSAI publications are available to Members at a special rate.