Through the Library Speaker Series, the RDS hosts a diverse range of interesting and informative talks by noted speakers for Members of the Society and the general public. This continues a long established tradition of lectures at the Society reaching back over 200 years.
The subject matter of the talks covers many areas of knowledge or topics associated with the Foundation aims of the Society including art, travel, sport, science, music, food, and modern living. Some significant historical anniversaries are also marked by an associated talk linking to an exhibition in the RDS Library.
Talks take place on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm (unless otherwise stated), generally during the months of February/April (Spring Series) and October/November (Autumn Series), each year.
Refreshments are served following the talk, in a friendly and informal setting, allowing for discussion and networking opportunities.
March 19 Arnold Horner 'Mapping Ireland Two Hundred Years Ago'
March 26 John Killen 'A Lost Irish Manuscript Found' The Genealogy
of the Very Ancient and Illustrious House of the
O’Reillys, formerly Princes and Dynasts of Breifne
O’Reilly, now called the County of Cavan in the
Kingdom of Ireland.
April 2 Alison Hackett 'The Visual Time Traveller'
A Journey in Art, Science and Self-Publishing
April 23 Patrick J. Murphy 'A Passion for Collecting'
April 24 Sinead Morrissey Poetry Reading
Dublin: One City, One Book Festival
April 30 Diarmaid Ferriter "Scrambling for the bones of the Patriot
The Irish Revolution (1912-23) and the politics
and the culture of memory and ommemoration
May 7 Olivia O'Leary 'The Goodley Barrow'
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7254
Fax: +353 (0) 1 240 7293