Irish Manuscripts held at the Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy established under King George II in 1785 holds some significant Irish Manuscripts today(3)

The Annals of Connacht
The Annals of the Four Masters
The Rule of St. Clare
Leabhar Ua Maine
The Stowe Missal & Bookshrine
Icelandic Medical Manuscript
Leabhar na hUidhre
The Book of Fermoy
The Book of O’Gara
Butler Duanaire
Liber Flavus Fergusiorum: Part I
Liber Flavus Fergusiorum: Part II
The Book of Lecan
The Annals of the Four Masters
The Annals of the Four Masters
The Book of The O’Lees or The Book of Hy Brasil
The Book of Ballymote
An Leabhar Breac
The Book of Fenagh
Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne
Leabhar Chlainne Aodha Buidhe
The Domhnach Airgid

The institute held in its possession also the Tara Brooch for a time.

The Tara Brooch was displayed as a showpiece at The Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle, as well as the Dublin exhibition visited by the Queen in 1853. Prior to this, it had even been sent to Windsor Castle for her inspection. In 1872, the brooch was added to the collection of the Royal Irish Academy, which later handed over its antiquities to the National Museum of Ireland, where the Tara Brooch remains today.