Royal Dublin Society N/A

The Royal Dublin Society began its life as the Dublin Society on 25 June 1731. On 1 July 1731, at the second meeting of the Society, the designation 'and Sciences' was added to the end of its name. Its purpose was to stimulate economic activity, and aid the creation of employment in Ireland. For the first few years of its existence, the Dublin Society concentrated on tillage technology, land reclamation, forestry, the production of dyestuffs, flax cultivation and other agricultural areas.
The "Royal" prefix was adopted in 1820 when George IV became Society patron.
The society purchased Leinster House, home of the Duke of Leinster, in 1815 and founded a natural history museum there. It acquired its current premises at Ballsbridge in 1879, and has since increased from the original fifteen to forty acres.

The motto of the Society, “Nostri plena laboris” is taken from Virgil's Aeneid I:459-460.

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Royal Dublin Society (Stamp 1) Title: Royal Dublin Society (Stamp 1)
Motto: Nostri plena laboris
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Device: Ireland as an allegorical figure, seated and holding a spear and a cornucopia with a harp beside her
Heraldic Charges: Minerva