Inspiring Ireland 1916: Weaving Public and Private Narratives was a project to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. It used fascinating objects -- digitised photos, diaries, posters, aural recordings, video, and ephemera -- to tell the stories that surround the Rising, and paint a picture of everyday lives in 1916. Combining expert narrative with iconic objects from the National Archives of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland and RTÉ Archives alongside ‘found’ objects from private collections, Inspiring Ireland 1916 created a dynamic, multi-media reflection on the people, events, and legacy of 1916.
This collections contains texts for the expert essays and addtional blog entries commissioned as part of the project. The essays helped to support and frame the main exhibition themes and narratives.